We live in a world today where regulation and compliance are very much part of the everyday language and function of most sectors. Many, if not all, understand that it is part of the very fabric of their day to day operation. Despite some protestations about too much ‘red tape’, there is recognition (for the most part) that this increased focus on regulation is ultimately there to protect, enhance and ensure quality across the board.
However, to embrace regulation or compliance and work effectively with it is not just about accepting it as a given or a tick box exercise. The true benefits and importance are recognised in the opportunity it brings – the ability to review, analyse and assess in a clearer and more defined way.
Christine Ryan knows more about this than most. As Chief Inspector of the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for the past 11 years, she has seen a major shift in the sector and believes that this has ultimately brought a positive outcome for teachers, pupils, parents and governors alike. We talk to her in depth about her time at the ISI and how she believes the sector has, will and must evolve.
Jo Ogilvy joined Saxton Bampfylde in 2003, and since that time has been part of our education practice, with a particular focus on school appointments and those in organisations which have children and young people at their heart. She has led on a number of assignments over recent years, including our work on the appointments of the bursars for Bradfield College, Bloxham and Eltham College. Jo’s work with other children-centric organisations, across the education, not for profit and commercial sectors includes Ofsted, ACS International and The Children’s Society. Jo was, until recently, a Governor of Bruton School for Girls and before that was a Governor of Burlington Danes Academy. She has a degree in Classics from Oxford University.