Jim Rose was formerly Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) and Director
of Inspection for the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).
He retired from Ofsted in July 1999 and has since acted as a
consultant to the Department for Children, Schools and Families on
nursery and primary education, and workforce training. At the
request of the Secretary of State, he chaired the 1999 Independent
Scrutiny of the National Assessment Tests for Primary Schools.
Before joining HMI, Jim held headships of two large, inner-city
primary schools. His senior posts within HMI include Chief
Inspector of Primary Education (3 to13), 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, and has considerable
international experience of school educational systems. He is
President of the National Foundation for Educational Research
He was invited by the Secretary of State to lead the Independent
Reviews of the Teaching of Early Reading (2006), of the Primary
Curriculum, and of Dyslexia in 2009.