Sean Harford is one of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI) and is Ofsted’s National Director for Schools.
Prior to joining Ofsted as HMI in 2003, he held teaching and senior management posts in maintained secondary schools. He has also been the associate adviser for science for a local authority. He has led section 5 inspections of schools in the primary and secondary phases, also specialising in the monitoring of schools in categories of concern. His particular area of subject expertise is in science.