Chief Inspector Role

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Dear Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales,

I am writing to you regarding the recent appointment of a new Chief Inspector of Estyn from 2022.

- How many people applied for the Chief Inspector role?
- How many people were shortlisted and then subsequently interviewed for the Chief Inspector role?
- What is the yearly salary of the current office office?
- What is the proposed starting salary of the future office holder?

Yours faithfully,

Tyler Jenkins

Robert Gairey, HM Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales

Dear Tyler Jenkins

This is to confirm that your email is being taken forward in accordance with our Freedom of Information policy, and we will undertake to respond to you by 20 August 2021.

Yours sincerely

Robert Gairey
Swyddog Arweiniol Cyhoeddiadau / Lead Officer: Publications

Estyn
Arolygiaeth Ei Mawrhydi Dros Addysg A Hyfforddiant yng Nghymru
Her Majesty's Inspectorate For Education and Training in Wales

Cyfeiriad: Llys Angor, Heol Keen, Caerdydd, CF24 5JW
Address: Anchor Court, Keen Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JW
Ffôn Estyn/Estyn Phone: 02920 446309
E-bost/E-mail:  [email address].wales

Gwefan/Website:  www.estyn.llyw.cymru / www.estyn.gov.wales
Mae Estyn yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Bydd gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn y naill iaith neu'r llall yn cael yr un flaenoriaeth.
Estyn welcomes correspondence in both English and Welsh. Correspondence received in either language will be given equal priority.

Dilynwch @EstynAEM  / Follow @EstynHMI

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Robert Gairey, HM Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales

Dear Tyler Jenkins

Thank you again for your email, in which you formally request information in regards to HMCI recruitment.

When dealing with requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act'), Estyn's obligations include:-

1. Confirming or denying whether it holds information of the description specified in the request; and
2. Communicating the information requested to the applicant.

There are a number of exemptions under the Act that impact these obligations. Estyn is required to consider whether an exemption applies in the context of the information being released into the public domain, not just in the context of the information being released to the particular applicant that has requested the information.

If Estyn releases information in response to a Freedom of Information request, this is essentially a decision that the information can be released in response to any similar request from any member of the public.

In response to your request, I can confirm the following that the current HMCI's salary information has already been published, as part of our Annual Report and Accounts - page 62 in the linked document: https://senedd.cymru/media/vldfvqcy/agr-...

We do not hold any information regarding your other queries. The recruitment exercise for the Chief Inspector's post was carried out entirely by the Welsh Government.

If you are not satisfied with the decision Estyn has taken regarding your request for information, you are entitled to request that we review the matter. Your request for a review should be addressed to the Feedback and Complaints Manager, and received no later than 20 working days after the date of this communication.

If you are still not satisfied, you also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner through their website:

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/who-we-...

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Email: [email address]

Yours sincerely

Robert Gairey
Swyddog Arweiniol Cyhoeddiadau / Lead Officer: Publications

Estyn
Arolygiaeth Ei Mawrhydi Dros Addysg A Hyfforddiant yng Nghymru
Her Majesty's Inspectorate For Education and Training in Wales

Cyfeiriad: Llys Angor, Heol Keen, Caerdydd, CF24 5JW
Address: Anchor Court, Keen Road, Cardiff, CF24 5JW
Ffôn Estyn/Estyn Phone: 02920 446309
E-bost/E-mail:  [email address].wales

Gwefan/Website:  www.estyn.llyw.cymru / www.estyn.gov.wales
Mae Estyn yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg a Saesneg. Bydd gohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn y naill iaith neu'r llall yn cael yr un flaenoriaeth.
Estyn welcomes correspondence in both English and Welsh. Correspondence received in either language will be given equal priority.

Dilynwch @EstynAEM  / Follow @EstynHMI

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