4After paragraph 3 insert—E+W
3A(1)The chair holds and vacates office in accordance with the terms of the appointment.
(2)Those terms are to be determined by the Secretary of State, subject to the following provisions of this Schedule.
(3)The chair must not be appointed for a term of more than 5 years.
(4)The chair may resign from office at any time by giving written notice to the Secretary of State.
(5)The Secretary of State may remove the chair from office on either of the following grounds—
(a)inability or unfitness to carry out the duties of the office;
(b)absence from Ofqual's meetings for a continuous period of more than 6 months without Ofqual's permission.
(6)The previous appointment of a person to chair Ofqual (whether before or after the relevant commencement date) does not affect the person's eligibility for re-appointment.
(7)“The relevant commencement date” means the date on which Schedule 7 to the Education Act 2011 comes fully into force.”
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