Regional Director, North West and West Midlands

Andrew Cook

Biography

Andrew became Regional Director for the North West and West Midlands in November 2021.

Before this he was appointed Regional Director for the North West in November 2016, taking on responsibility for the South West as well in July 2021. Andrew was appointed Her Majesty’s Inspector in 2005. Since joining Ofsted he has worked in school improvement, school inspection policy and organisational restructuring. His previous posts in Ofsted were Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector in the West Midlands and Regional Director for the East of England.

Before joining Ofsted, Andrew was a successful head teacher, and worked in an advisory capacity for a local authority.

Regional Director, North West and West Midlands

Ofsted’s Regional Directors are responsible for Ofsted’s performance in a particular region. Each Regional Director leads a team of highly skilled inspectors to support improvement through inspection.

Ofsted

Previous roles in government

  • Regional Director, North West and South West
  • Regional Director, North West
  • Regional Director, East of England