Matthew Purves is Ofsted’s Deputy Director for Schools, where he oversees Ofsted’s school inspection policy nationally. He also leads the development of the Education Inspection Framework, which will be introduced from September 2019.
Matthew led the work to bring all early years inspectors back in-house within Ofsted. This took place in April 2017. He has also previously been responsible for the development of inspection handbooks, inspector training and the effective administration of Ofsted’s quality assurance and complaints work.
Before joining Ofsted, Matthew worked in a variety of roles at both the Department for Education and the Home Office.