BA (Hons.) English, Clare College Cambridge
Secondary English Teacher and Head of Department (15 years).
HMI Wales responsible for inspection of early years, primary, secondary, FE, work-based training and initial teacher training
From 1987-2002, Senior Inspector and Head of Inspection Division (Schools and Local Authorities)
Director of Optima Learning, a company founded in Wales to provide education evaluation and support for central government, schools and local authorities
As Chair of Governors, helped to establish an innovative multi-campus 3-16 school in South Wales
Leadership, curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment, language, humanities and arts