Exams boss blasted for being ‘invisible’ & ‘more secretive than the KGB’ over algorithm responsible for A-Levels fiasco
UNDER-FIRE exams boss Sally Collier was today blasted for being “invisible” and “more secretive than the KGB” during the A Levels fiasco.
The Ofqual boss – a lifelong bureaucrat who earns a whopping £200,000 a year – has not been seen or heard from throughout the fiasco.
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Under-fire Ofqual boss Sally Collier has been blasted for being “invisible”[/caption]
Furious kids are demanding a U-turn on how grades are decided[/caption]
Fuming politicians and teachers said she must “show her face” and apologise to pupils let down by the disaster.
They called for her to be put on her final warning and sacked if a way out of the mess is not found.
Tory MP Robert Halfon, chairman of the education select committee, told The Sun: “Ofqual have been more secretive than the KGB.
“They have behaved like secretive cardinals at the Vatican choosing a Pope rather than like officials developing a transparent grading system.
“There is going to need to be fundamental changes at Ofqual when this is all over.”
Former Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw brands the chaos a “terrible farce” and slammed “invisible” bosses at Ofqual.
Steve Chalke, boss of the academy school chain Oasis, told The Sun that Ms Collier in in the last chance saloon.
He said: “She should own up and apologise to every child for the emotional trauma and apologise to students and teachers.
“This mess is an insult to teachers and pupils.
“They had six months to get ready for this.”
Asked if she should quit over the fiasco, he said: “I believe in forgiveness, but she needs to step up and explain herself. This should be her last chance.
“She should be on our television screens tonight explaining herself.
“Ofqual had one job – why didn’t they see this coming.”
The PM’s official spokesman insisted Boris Johnson still has full confidence in Ms Collier and Ofqual.
Kids took to the streets to protest the algorithm designed by Ofqual[/caption]
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