Phil Minns is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and is the specialist advisor for Early Years and Primary education. As part of the policy team at Ofsted, Phil has been involved in the development of the new inspection framework for both schools and the early years regulatory sector.
Phil has a great deal of experience in primary and early education. He trained and worked as a teacher in the early years before going on to be a head teacher for fourteen years in three schools. He has been Assistant Director of Children’s Services with responsibility for education, SEND and Early Years. Phil also spent time as the CEO of a multi-academy trust containing primary, secondary and special schools.
Phil was a National Leader of Education before becoming one of Her Majesty’s School Inspectors following a yearlong secondment to Ofsted.