14 December 2010
In a joint statement, the Archbishops' Council's Ministry
Division and St Stephen's House, Oxford said today:
We have accepted the recommendations of an appeal to the
Ministry Council by St Stephen's House following the inspection of
November 2008. The Council accepted the recommendations of
the report from the appeal group that
1. Recommendations 4, 5 and 12 were not adequately founded and
are to be set aside. As a result, these recommendations will
not be followed up by the inspections follow up process.
2. Recommendations 9, 10 and 11 were adequately founded, are
confirmed and will be followed up by the inspections follow up
3. As a result of the findings listed in 1 above, criterion
outcomes B (Relationships with other Institutions) and H (Teaching
and Learning: Content, Method and Resources) were not
satisfactorily evidenced and are set aside.
4. In view of the current status of working relationships and
the proposed mediation which has yet to take place between Dr Ward
(Principal) and Professor Berry (Inspector), Professor Berry will
take no further part in the Inspection process relating to St
Following this appeal, the paragraphs relating to points subject
to appeal have been edited. The paragraphs subject to the
appeal where the appeal was upheld and the recommendations listed
in 1 above have been removed from the report.
Details of the inspection process .
The inspection report (click on St Stephen's