Adrian stood down from being an HMI on September 27th 2021 after over 16 years in that role.
Adrian is working with a range of institutions including SCITTs, Universities, MATs and local authorities to support their provision and help to improve their impact on students and trainee teachers. One of his current roles is part-time Director of School Improvement for a small MAT. He works with four MATs in East Anglia to support school improvement and curriculum reviews. He brings his insights and experience gained from over 16 years as an HMI - nearly 20 years all together as an inspector, and previously a trainer and course director for DfE training for performance management advisors and threshold assessors (remember them? ) .
Adrian is also a trustee / director of his subject association the Economics, Business & Enterprise Association (EBEA), the UK representative in the Association for European Economics Education (AEEE), a primary school governor and a trustee of the Association of Retired and Former HMI for England & Wales. Most recently he has become a member of the FED (Foundation for Education Development) Advisory Council
He is regularly commissioned to provide comment pieces in the education press.
Adrian was one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education, one of the most experienced HMI in Ofsted and until the recent reorganisation, Ofsted’s national lead for economics, business and enterprise. He regularly led the inspections of secondary schools, primary schools and initial teacher training providers. He led major national surveys such as ‘Getting Ready for Work’ in 2016 and in 2019 was the lead HMI for Ofsted’s research into initial teacher education (ITE) training programmes. His role for many years involved working with directors to find solutions to individual and organisational problems.