Roy Blatchford is founder of www.blinks.education, working with schools, colleges and universities in the UK and internationally. He has spent the past two years implementing education system reform in the Middle East. Roy was Founding Director (2006 - 2016) of the National Education Trust, an independent foundation which leads excellent practice and innovation in education.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.For 30 years Roy has been an international trainer and conference speaker on English and literacy, school improvement, leadership and curriculum development. 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 is a member of the Education Policy Institute's advisory board.Roy began his teaching career in London, moving to be Principal of schools in Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. He is a Fellow at Oxford Brookes University, has been a Visiting University Professor in the USA, and is co-founder of the Mumbai-based education foundation Adhyayan. He is the author/editor of over 150 books.Roy was appointed CBE for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honours.