Sir Jim Rose CBE, LLD, FRSA: England

Sir Jim Rose was formerly Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMI) of Primary Education, and Director of Inspection for the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) in England. He retired from OFSTED in July 1999.

He continues to work as an independent consultant in the UK and abroad, and has considerable international experience of curriculum reform and school improvement systems.

Before joining HMI, he held headships of two large, inner-city primary schools. His senior posts within HMI include: Chief Inspector of Primary Education (3 to13); national responsibilities for Special Educational Needs (SEN); the education of ethnic minority pupils, and initial teacher training (ITT). He has advised several overseas governments on school inspection.

He chaired the 1999 Independent Scrutiny of the National Assessment Tests for Primary Schools. He was invited by the Secretary of State for Education of the day to lead several independent reviews, including: Independent Review of the Teaching of Early Reading (the Rose Review 2006), a Primary Curriculum Review, and Identifying and Teaching Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (2009).

Sir Jim Rose is President of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), and of the CfBT Education Trust. He chairs the Dyslexia-Spld Steering Group, and continues to serve on various government advisory groups.

For The Avoidance of Doubt – ‘Systematic Synthetic Phonic Work’ (April 2016) – Sir Jim Rose