Lorna Fitzjohn
Lorna Fitzjohn

Director, Further Education and Skills, Ofsted

Lorna joined Ofsted in April 2007 following the merger with the Adult Learning Inspectorate where she was an Inspection Manager. In the 10 months prior to the formation of new Ofsted, Lorna was the lead officer within the Creating New Ofsted programme.

She joined new Ofsted as an Assistant Divisional Manager. Appointed as Divisional Manager in February 2010, Lorna was responsible for Ofsted inspection policy development in learning and skills including further education, work based learning and prison education and led on the development of the new Common Inspection Framework launched in September 2012. In January 2013 Lorna took up the role of Regional Director in the South West moving permanently to the West Midlands region in October 2013. She is responsible for Ofsted’s performance in the region including driving improvement in those schools and learning and skills providers which are less than good. From January 2014 this extends to include Social Care, Early Years, Initial Teacher Education and independent schools.

Previously Lorna’s career began in primary education and subsequently the delivery, management and quality assurance of vocational, employment skills training and education in the post-16 sector specialising in the early years field. She has held senior management positions within primary and post-16 education including a large FE college. Lorna is a qualified primary school teacher, has a degree in post compulsory education and a Masters degree in Business Administration.