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Janet, a qualified mediator, was appointed as HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools) following a range of experience in teaching and management both in the UK and overseas.

She worked across the UK as an inspector for many years, covering all sectors and phases of education. Her responsibilities included planning and managing many inspections of local authorities. She later led early pilot work on joint inspection of children’s services.

As Ofsted lead, Janet worked in the Cabinet Office on the development of national policy on inspection. She then moved to the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) where she worked as a senior education adviser and later a children’s services adviser.