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Roy Blatchford, Director of the National Education Trust

Staff were thrilled to welcome Roy Blatchford as guest speaker at our training day on 3rd September.

Roy has worked in nearly every sector of education from the classroom to Whitehall. During the past forty years he has been a teacher, headteacher, school governor, Government adviser, director of various educational charities, Ofsted inspector, national trainer and keynote speaker. Roy was Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools in England, with lead responsibility for school improvement and for the national inspection of good and outstanding schools. More recently, he has helped establish inspection and school review systems in New York, Dubai and Mumbai. Roy is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.

Roy has served with the Arts Council, has worked in a voluntary capacity within both HM Prison Service and the National Health Service, and was Convenor for many years to the Thames Valley Health Authority. In 1993 he was invited by the Secretary of State for Education to be a Member of the School Curriculum Assessment Authority and has advised successive Governments, most recently as Deputy Chair of the Teachers’ Standards Review. Roy is also the author / editor of over 150 books for students, teachers and parents including ‘Managing the Secondary School’, ‘The Effective Teacher’, ‘Sparkling Classrooms’ and ‘The 2012 Teachers’ Standards’. His latest book is ‘The Restless School’ published by John Catt.