Gill Jones – Deputy Director Early Education, Ofsted

Gill Jones joined Ofsted in 2007 as Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI). She has extensive leadership and management experience as a headteacher and local authority inspector. She was a Consultant Leader for the National College of School Leadership and led training for headteachers and SIPs. She leads inspections of schools and children’s centres and English subject survey visits. She wrote the survey inspection report ‘Removing barriers to literacy’. Until recently, Gill was the Principal Officer for maintained primary schools. As part of her work she develops inspection frameworks, guidance and training for inspectors, including producing the suite of films ‘Literacy, a non-negotiable’. Gill is a Senior HMI with responsibility for the East of England.