Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred


Tom Grieveson, Chair of Achievement & Climate Committee


Tom has been one of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) since 2005 and a senior HMI with responsibility for managing a team of HMI in the North East since the regionalisation of Ofsted in January 2013. Prior to this, Tom gained extensive experience of headship before moving to senior positions in North East local authorities including as head of service.

Tom has consistently led some of the highest profile inspections in several parts of England and has gained extensive expertise in working with schools in Ofsted categories of concern and academies. His school inspection work began in 1996 and this extended to the inspection of local education authorities in 2004 working as an additional inspector for Ofsted. He has detailed knowledge of the North East and its educational performance and has led on many initiatives over the years, most recently into the performance of disadvantaged pupils.