Qualifications: Chartered biologist, fellow of the Royal Society of Biology; BA science (chemistry); certificate in education – biology, chemistry, physics.
1968 to 1976: Held a range of full-time non-education jobs.
1976 to 1993: Taught the sciences, mathematics, design and technology in secondary state schools; voluntary teacher of key stage 1 and ran adult education evening classes; worked as chemistry researcher; management consultant and trainer.
1993 to 2006: Education and science consultant, Ofsted inspector and trainer, Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) reporting inspector, DfEE performance management consultant and advanced skills teacher assessor; television series adviser and researcher.
2005 to 2017: Chief inspector and CEO of the ISI.
Currently: Chair of the TalentEd charity’s trustee board and an Ofqual board member.