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Sir Dan Moynihan featured in Schools Week

"Dan Moynihan is the much mythologised £400,000-a-year chief executive of the much mythologised Harris Federation, an academy trust with a history of aggressive takeovers and an unbelievable record of never receiving less than a “good” judgment in its Ofsted inspections, no matter how tricky the school before he managed it.

He is also smiley, personable, and mad as heck that Ofsted’s new chief inspector might scrap the inspectorate’s outstanding grade.

“Outstanding is an important motivator,” he riffs, ”and Amanda Spielman wants to get rid of it. That’s wrong. We are disappointed if we only get good.”

Lord Harris, founder of successful business Carpetright and original sponsor of the federation, had spoken with teachers just the week before and pushed the schools’ leaders to aim towards outstanding “plus”. "

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