The River Education Services offers strategic advice and support on school improvement for schools, local authorities/school boards, trusts and national government organisations.


Founder Adrian Gray is a creative and original thinker with an interest in using evidence to deepen knowledge and understanding of what works in education and inspection. Adrian has over 13 years of inspection experience with Ofsted where he worked as a Schools Inspector, then as senior manager responsible for developing schools inspection policy and guidance nationally, and most recently led on the evaluation of inspection performance across all of Ofstedā€™s remits and national analysis informing the Annual Report and survey publications. Adrian is currently on the Executive Committee of ‘The Standing International Conference of Inspectorates.

We have associates in Britain and Europe who we can talk with about any of your needs. Through them we can offer a range of school or education system improvement packages. We can also offer high level personnel/HR expertise.

Every project is designed individually. Please call or email to discuss your needs and explore how we can help.