Star Chamber Scrutiny Board

The Star Chamber helps the Department for Education to assess data collections for schools and children’s services.

Terms of reference

The Star Chamber helps review all Department for Education data collections relating to children’s services, schools and families.

It aims to ensure all proposed collections are:

  • possible
  • necessary
  • good value
  • as easy and quick to complete as possible

Annual reports

Annual report 2012 to 2013 (PDF, 266KB)

Annual report 2011 to 2012 (PDF, 90.6KB, 8 pages)

Annual report 2010 to 2011 (PDF, 51.4KB, 8 pages)

Annual report 2009 to 2010 (PDF, 53.4KB, 8 pages)

Annual report 2008 to 2009 (PDF, 59.1KB, 8 pages)

Meeting and submission dates

Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month.

The usual deadline for submitting a data collection proposal to the Star Chamber secretariat is noon, 10 calendar days before the meeting.

Membership

The Star Chamber is made up of representatives from schools and local authorities.

Current members are:

  • Jude Hillary (Chair – Education Data Division and Head of Profession for Statistics)
  • Philip Brocklehurst (formerly Kensington and Chelsea local authority)
  • Stephen Clark (Lancashire local authority)
  • Bruce Farajian (South Gloucestershire local authority)
  • Chris Hill, Headteacher (Hounslow Town School, Hounslow)
  • Anna Janes (Brent local authority)
  • Rashid Jussa (Surrey local authority)
  • Adam King (Ofsted)
  • Jeanette Miller (Southampton local authority)
  • Louise Nock (Barnsley local authority)
  • Nigel Nicholds (Norfolk local authority)
  • Cathy Piotrowski (Central Bedfordshire local authority)
  • Gavin Sandmann (Milton Keynes local authority)
  • Keith Sorrell (Headteacher, Windsor School, Dudley)
  • Max Winters (Bromley local authority)
  • Debbie Wright (Kent local authority)
  • Simon Utting (Hackney Learning Trust)
  • Andrew Roberts (Wirral local authority)

Secretariat

Star Chamber Scrutiny Board Secretariat
Education Data Division
25 Norfolk St
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 2FJ

Contact details

Help us improve GOV.UK

Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.