Ofsted’s incoming chair has become embroiled in a conflict of interest row after it emerged that she will continue to advise an academies chain despite her new role.
Sally Morgan, a former aide to Tony Blair, joins the board of the schools watchdog next month. Morgan is to continue in her role as adviser to Ark,a charity set up by millionaire hedge fund capitalists, which runs a chain of eight academies and aims to expand to twelve. She has advised Ark’s global board since she left Downing Street in 2005. She is also governor and chair of the curriculum committee at the Globe Academy in Brixton, London – one of the schools it runs.