The Star Chamber Scrutiny Board (SCSB) is responsible for day-to-day decision-making on all data and information-gathering exercises. Should any disagreements arise from policy teams about a decision taken by the SCSB on a proposed exercise, the policy team must first discuss the matter with the Star Chamber secretariat to try and resolve the disputed decision.
If there continues to be a dispute about a decision, it will then be considered in correspondence by the Star Chamber board listed below, drawing in other expertise if appropriate.
Olivia McLeod – DfE Director of Supporting Delivery Group
Marcus Bell – DfE Director of Teachers Group
Jude Hillary – DfE Head of Statistical Profession
Either Chris Spencer – recently Director of Children's Services, London Borough of Hillingdon, or David Taylor - Director of Children's Services, Shropshire LA
Decisions taken by the board will be conveyed to the policy section by the Star Chamber secretariat. Decisions will be binding, both on the policy team and the Star Chamber. If the board is unable to reach a decision, a nominated minister, presently Elizabeth Truss, will act as the 'final arbiter'.