Peter Matthews


Peter is a former HMI who has worked with all eight HMCIs as a member of Ofsted's senior management and subsequently as an adviser.


He is knowledgeable about school evaluation, inspection and improvement, and school and system leadership. He has published many school and system-wide evaluations in the UK and internationally, including for Ofsted on outstanding practice in challenging primary, secondary and special schools, and for the National College on the NLE and teaching schools programmes, and also on school leadership behaviours. He is a visiting professor at the UCL Institute of Education. London. He has worked with Isos on a number of National College-funded projects, most recently for the report into outstanding leadership of primary schools (Freedom to Lead, 2014).