John Rutherford · Experience of headship in Primary Schools. · Experience of school advisory work for local authorities at a senior level. · Experience of school inspection as a member of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate (HMI). · Experience of providing guidance to schools as a self-employed School Improvement Consultant. · Experience of supporting and inspecting a wide range of schools including primary, secondary and special schools; state-maintained schools, academies, free schools, independent schools and schools abroad providing for the children of service families. · Based on my experience, I bring to The Learners Trust Board of Trustees an understanding of how the performance of schools is judged, what constitutes effective teaching, learning and leadership and how best these can be improved where necessary.