Consultant focus: Jim Alexander

Primary Specialist

Jim is a highly effective school inspector and educational consultant. He has held senior management positions in schools, CfBT Inspection Services and the National Strategies, acting on behalf of the DfE. Jim has been inspecting schools (Ofsted) since 2005 and in November 2015, Jim was appointed as a Specialist Adviser for the DfE. Jim also works with a number of local authorities and academy trusts within the UK to support their priority schools/academies. Jim supports headteacher performance management and also delivers staff and governor development training in a number of schools, academies and free schools. Jim provides coaching and training for headteachers who are new to their role.

He is a lead inspector for British schools overseas; he inspects in Dubai, Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand and also conducts International School Quality Mark (ISQM) accreditation visits. Jim inspects in Abu Dhabi for the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and in Dubai for the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB). Jim is also a school improvement partner for schools in Thailand, Singapore and China. He has been a Senior Consultant with B11 Education for seven years and is one of our lead primary specialists.