Roy-Blatchford1Dr. Roy Blatchford

Government of Bahrain
Advisor on Education Reform  

Dr. Roy Blatchford is the Executive Director – Education, Office of First Deputy Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain.

From 2006 – 2016 he was Director of the National Education Trust in the UK – an independent foundation which leads excellent practice and innovation in education.

Previously he served as one of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools (HMI) in England, with national responsibilities for school improvement and for the inspection of outstanding schools. Roy has extensive experience of writing inspection frameworks, nationally and internationally, and has inspected and reviewed over 1000 schools and colleges in Europe, USA, Middle East and India.

For 30 years Roy has been an international trainer and speaker on English and literacy, school improvement, leadership and innovation. He has served as an adviser to various UK governments, including Deputy Chair of the DfE Teachers’ Standards Review (2012) and of the Headteachers’ Standards Review (2014).

Roy is a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University and is co-founder of the Mumbai-based education foundation Adhyayan. He is the author/editor of over 150 books.

He was awarded Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honors.