Wishing Liz Elsom a very happy retirement   1 comment

Last night I received a lovely email from Liz Elsom (who has been my contact at Ofsted for the last couple of years), informing me that she is retiring from Ofsted today.


I have waited until now to write this short blog as I am sure that by now Liz will have concluded her official work for Ofsted.


I am sure that I am not the only person to have received an email from Liz as she was always very professional in all that she did in the name of Ofsted and would have wanted to tell people personally that she was leaving.

However despite the fact that others will have received an email from Liz- I am delighted that she took the time to email me personally – especially considering there must have been times when she wished I did not question things so much!

I always found Liz Elsom to have an excellent knowledge about childcare issues and to be prompt and honest in her responses – going to great lengths to explain things in everyday language.

I think we had a mutual respect for each others positions and the constraints of those respective positions.

Certainly I always upheld my agreement with Liz not to name her on my blog as my contact (up to now) as I understood that she was very busy with all things Ofsted and did not have the capacity to answer lots of individual questions.

So I would like to publicly thank Liz for her advice and support over the last two years and wish her a long and happy retirement – and to thank her for giving me the name of a new Ofsted contact – who will of course not be named – should I ever have reason to contact that person.


Thank You Liz

All the Best


Posted January 31, 2013 by psw260259 in Random Things!

One response to “Wishing Liz Elsom a very happy retirement

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  1. I wonder if this is the same Elizabeth Elsom that taught me many years ago (late 60’s early 70’s), at Raynham School in Edmonton. I am 51 years old now and still think of her as my favourite teacher ever! Have often searched the internet, curiously wondering what happened to her. Debbie Belsey

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