Sean Harford HMI, our National Director for Education, explains the changes to our school inspection handbooks.
Sean Harford, National Director, Education
Sean Harford became National Director, Education in September 2015. Sean was appointed Her Majesty’s Inspector in 2003. Since joining Ofsted he has worked in school improvement, school inspection policy and organisational restructuring. His previous post in Ofsted was Regional Director (South).
Before joining Ofsted, Sean was a teacher and a successful senior leader in a secondary school in the East of England, as well as associate adviser for a local authority.
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This blog will look at the way Ofsted inspects education, from early years to schools and the further education and skills sector. It will update you on developments and feature current issues.