Sir Mike Tomlinson CBE is Chief Advisor of London Challenge and former Chief Inspector for Schools, responsible for the work of Ofsted. Sir Tomlinson was recently appointed by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to oversee reform of Birmingham’s state schools for a year.
Sir Tomlinson served as Head of the Independent Expert Inquiry (the Tomlinson Enquiry) into A Level Standards. From 2002 to 2007, he served as the Chair of The Learning Trust, a not-for-profit body responsible for running the education services for Hackney, London. Sir Tomlinson served as a member of the Governing Body of the University of Hertfordshire. He serves as the Chair of the Department for Education and Skills Working Group on Educational Reform. Sir Tomlinson has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of RM PLC since 2004, and he serves as the Chairman and Member of Education Advisory Council at RM PLC.
Sir Tomlinson holds a degree in Chemistry from Durham University.