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Ofqual boss threatens to give up until Training Secretary Gavin Williamson offers him public backing

Ofqual boss threatens to quit unless Education Secretary Gavin Williamson gives him public backing


THE boss of exams regulator Ofqual threatened to give up until Training Secretary Gavin Williamson gave him his public backing, it was reported final night time.

Chairman Roger Taylor publicly apologised final week after Ofqual’s algorithm triggered havoc to A-level outcomes.

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Roger Taylor, head of Ofqual, threatened to give up with out Gavin Williamson’s backing[/caption]

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It comes after days of criticism over the A-Stage and GCSE outcomes [/caption]

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Roger Taylor has publicly apologised for the debacle[/caption]

He believed that Mr Williamson blamed him for the fiasco and on Wednesday demanded a public assertion of assist, based on The Guardian.

That duly arrived, with the Division for Training (DfE) then saying that it had “full confidence” within the embattled exams regulator.

The assertion additionally revealed for the primary time that Ofqual had determined to tug the plug on standardisation, not Mr Williamson – regardless of impressions the minister had given in interviews over earlier days. 

It has emerged that Williamson despatched a letter to Ofqual on March 31 cancelling summer time exams.

On that date, he instructed them to give you a brand new system.

However the outcomes of that new system final week noticed 1000’s get rejected from their first selection universities.

Compounding the error, the DfE was unable to examine Ofqual’s work till it was launched to the general public final week, regardless of Mr Williamson receiving a number of “assurances” in regards to the algorithm.

It comes after Mr Taylor apologised for the debacle on Monday, however described how “Ofqual was requested by the Secretary of State to develop a system for awarding calculated grades”.

Ofqual was contacted for remark.

The information comes days after Mr Williamson is claimed to have provided to resign as Training Secretary.

Boris Johnson refused, it was claimed.

The under-fire Cupboard minister is dealing with mounting strain from Tories over the chaotic exams u-turn.


A whopping 40 per cent of scholars getting their A-Stage outcomes final week had them marked down by a controversial algorithm.

After days of strain from devastated college students, livid dad and mom and irritated politicians, the Authorities bowed down and altered their tune.

As a substitute children will get their teacher-predicted grades, or whichever is larger.

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Training Secretary Gavin Williamson apparently provided to resign – however was turned down by Boris Johnson[/caption]

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Livid A-level college students confronted days of uncertainty over their grades[/caption]