The main decision-making, executive and managerial bodies at Ofsted.


The board has the following functions:

  • to determine strategic priorities for HMCI in connection with the performance of her functions
  • to determine strategic objectives and targets relating to such priorities
  • to ensure that HMCI’s functions are performed efficiently and effectively


Members of the Ofsted board are:

  • Amanda Spielman, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector
  • Christine Ryan, Chair
  • John Cridland CBE
  • Venessa Willms OBE
  • Pamela Scriven QC
  • Carole Stott
  • Martin Spencer
  • Julie Kirkbride
  • Hamid Patel
  • Baroness Laura Wyld

Ofsted board meetings

The Ofsted board meets between 4 and 6 times a year.

View Ofsted board papers and minutes and Audit Committee minutes.

Ofsted corporate governance framework

The framework has further information about the board, its chair and committees, which include the Chair’s Committee and the Audit Committee.