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Chief Inspector of  Education and Training Inspectorate

Noelle Buick is the Chief Inspector of the Education and Training Inspectorate. She took up her post on 16 May 2011.

Mrs Buick is originally from Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh. After graduating from Queen’s University she lived and worked in Jordan for three years before moving to England where she worked as a teacher and senior manager in education and training.

She has been an inspector since 1998 and has previously worked in the Further Education Funding Council (Inspectorate) and the Adult Learning Inspectorate. She has inspection experience across a wide range of inspection remits including schools, further education, work-based learning, initial teacher education and youth provision and has held a number of senior positions in inspection, most recently in Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.