Two new Ofsted board members announced

Two new Ofsted board members announced

A political advisor at BP and a think tank director have been appointed as new non-executive board members at Ofsted.

Former teacher John Hughes will join after retiring as group political advisor at oil giant BP later this month.

James Kempton will also join the board for three years. He is director of social policy and education at CentreForum and a former council leader, teacher and medical royal college chief executive.

He is also chair of Islington Community Theatre, a trustee of Music First, a governor of the Cripplegate Foundation and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Both will be paid £4,141 per year.

Education secretary Nicky Morgan said: “I welcome the appointment of these two new board members who will use their experience to further improve education in our schools.”