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Roy Blatchford
Contact: royb88@gmail.com
Roy Blatchford
Contact: royb88@gmail.com

Roy Blatchford CBE

Roy Blatchford is founder of www.blinks.education - working with schools, local authorities, academy trusts, colleges and universities in the UK and internationally. He currently chairs the East Sussex Secondary Board, the Essex Education Task Force and the children's communication charity I CAN.

Roy was Founding CEO (2006 - 2016) of the National Education Trust and of www.netacademies.net. Previously he served as one of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools (HMI) in England, with national responsibilities for school improvement and for the inspection of outstanding schools. He has extensive experience of writing inspection frameworks, nationally and internationally, and has reviewed over 1000 schools and colleges in Europe, USA, Middle East and India. He spent three years implementing education system reform in the Middle East.

Roy is an international trainer and conference speaker on language, school improvement, curriculum development, leadership and governance. He has been an adviser to various UK governments, including Deputy Chair of the DfE Teachers Standards Review (2011) and of the Headteachers Standards Review (2014). He chaired ASCL's Commission 'The Forgotten Third'.

Roy began his teaching career in London, moving to be Principal of schools in Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. He is Visiting Fellow at Reading University, was a visiting university professor in the USA, and is co-founder of the Mumbai-based education foundation Adhyayan. He sits on the advisory boards of the Education Policy Institute and the Centre for UK Prosperity, and is a founding trustee of www.qlearningnepal.com

Chat with Ms. Lesley Warburton, Mr. Roy Blatchford CBE and Mr. Mike Cheeseman from Q-Learning Nepal.


Roy is the author/editor of over 150 books. He was appointed CBE for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honours.

Language talks: November 2021 .pptx Language talks: November 2021 .pdf

Speaking Up for the Covid Generation

National Education Trust (NET) Lectures 2007 - 2019
Held at the Inner Temple

2007 David Bell

2008 Estelle Morris

2009 Shami Chakrabarti

2010 Alan Milburn

2011 Maggie Atkinson

2012 Peter Hyman

2013 David Laws

2014 Michael Barber
2015 Tony Little

2016 Sally Coates

2017 Laura McInerney

2018 Geoff Barton

2019 Rachel Macfarlane

2020 Suspended

2021 Suspended


Must do better: how to improve the image of teaching and why it matters (February 2022)

'Must do better: how to improve the image of teaching and why it matters' by Harry Hudson & Roy Blatchford is available from John Catt Educational.

'Must Do Better' Launch

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