Ministers see the job of overseeing four-yearly inspections of schools as crucial to raising standards. The chief inspector advises the Secretary of State for Education on schools' standards and on whether a failing school can turn itself round.
Mr Woodhead, 47, takes up his five-year appointment on 1 September. He replaces Professor Stewart Sutherland, who is to become principal of Edinburgh University.
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