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The Directors

HMCI is supported by the Directors:

  • Chief Operating Officer: Lorraine LanghamLorraine is Ofsted’s Chief Operating Officer and also leads the Performance and Operations Directorate which is responsible for Ofsted's data and information, challenge and analysis, Annual Report and surveys, communications, projects, planning and performance, and corporate governance and support. It oversees a programme of insights for HMCI, which support improvements in the way we inspect and raise national standards.
  • Director, Early Childhood: Sue Gregory. Sue has responsibility for developing Ofsted's early childhood, children's centre, initial teacher education and independent school inspection frameworks.
  • Director, Further Education and Skills: Matthew CoffeyMatthew leads the team which delivers policy and guidance for inspectors and those who work in and use further education and skills services, including colleges, work-based learning providers and apprenticeship providers. Matthew is also Regional Director, South East.
  • Director, Schools: Michael Cladingbowl. Mike’s role is to lead Ofsted’s work on improving schools through developing inspection policy and inspection frameworks. Mike is also Regional Director, North West.
  • Director, Social Care: Debbie Jones. Debbie is responsible for the delivery of Ofsted's inspection and regulation activity in all areas of children's social care, and for the development of social care inspection policy and methodology. Debbie is also Regional Director, London.

The Ofsted board is responsible for setting the strategic priorities, targets and objectives for Ofsted.

Annual Report 2012/13