Roy has worked in nearly every sector of education from the classroom to Whitehall. During the past forty years he has been a teacher, headteacher, school governor, government adviser, director of various educational charities, Ofsted inspector, national trainer and keynote speaker. Roy was Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools in England, with lead responsibility for school improvement and for the national inspection of good and outstanding schools. More recently, he has helped establish inspection and school review systems in New York, Dubai and Mumbai and is currently a Visiting Fellow at Reading University.
Roy has served with the Arts Council, has worked in a voluntary capacity within both HM Prison Service and the National Health Service, and was Convenor for many years to the Thames Valley Health Authority. In 1993 he was invited by the Secretary of State for Education to be a Member of the School Curriculum Assessment Authority and has advised successive governments, most recently as Deputy Chair of the Teachers’ Standards and Headteachers’ Standards Reviews. Roy is the author/editor of over 150 books including the best selling ‘The Restless School’; his latest book is ‘The Forgotten Third’ published by John Catt. Roy is founder of www.blinks.education
Roy was appointed CBE for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honours.