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Ian Bamford

AELP Board member

Ian is Chief Operating Officer at Paragon Skills

Ian Bamford


Ian has been successfully working in the Further Education and Skills sector for over 20 years in a wide variety of roles across several reputable organisations; including both independent training providers and further education colleges. He is currently Chief Operating Officer at Paragon Skills an independent national training provider.

He is also a practicing Ofsted Inspector with over 15 years of hands-on experience, having carried out over 100 inspections with different remits across the sector including more recently, monitoring visits to new providers. As such, has a very good understanding and detailed knowledge of the inspection framework and the impact Ofsted has on our sector.