Sir Robin Bosher


Sir Robin joined Ofsted as Regional Director, South East region in April 2014. He is also currently Director, Quality and Training.

For the 3 years before he joined Ofsted, Robin was Director, Primary Education for the Harris Federation, helping open 9 sponsored academies and a free school.

Earlier highlights in his career include:

  • headteacher for 3 primary schools over 22 years, most recently the federation between Fairlawn, Haseltine and Kilmorie schools in Lewisham
  • National Primary School System Leader of the Year Award, 2010
  • currently a National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) coach and helped develop the NPQH programme for more than 10 years
  • Department for Education (DfE) City Challenge adviser
  • Operational Director, London Challenge primary programme
  • primary headteacher representative, DfE’s Achievement for All steering board
  • member of the Primary Reference Group

Sir Robin was knighted for services to education in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday honours in June 2012.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director, Quality and Training and Regional Director, South East