Register Interest

Amelia Walker

Deputy Director, Research and Evaluations

Amelia is Deputy Director with responsibility for Ofsted’s research and evaluation programme. This includes oversight of Amanda Spielman’s new multi-year research programme into the curriculum across all phases of education. Previously in Ofsted she was responsible for the Chief Inspector’s Annual Reports and published eight of these across schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills under Sir Michael Wilshaw. Before joining Ofsted she led research on services for older people, localising justice and housing for the LGiU, a local government thinktank. She has previously had strategy and policy roles in local government and the civil service.

  • What inspections tell us about how the best schools educate their pupils so that no one is left behind
  • How Ofsted takes account of challenging circumstances in inspection
  • Evidence from our research about practices in secondary schools, particularly relating to the curriculum, that may be disadvantaging low income pupils
  • Findings from inspection about common gaps in schools serving areas of deprivation