Honorary fellow, College of Preceptors, United Kingdom, 1988. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Hertfordshire, 1998.
Various posts in commerce and industry, London, 1937-1947;
primary school teacher, London, Hertfordshire, 1948-1956;
head teacher, Longmeadow Primary School, Stevenage, England, 1956-1961;
Her Majesty inspector of schools, Her Majesty Inspectorate, England, 1962-1969;
staff inspector, Her Majesty Inspectorate, England, 1969-1973;
chief inspector, primary schools, Her Majesty Inspectorate, England, 1973-1981. Chairman of Commission of inquiry, primary education, Inner London, 1984-1985. Specialist adviser House of Commons, Select Committee on Education, United Kingdom, 1984-1986, 93-.
External examiner Bishop Grosseteste College, U. Surrey, Open U., 1982-1984, 86-90, 93-. Visiting professor East London Polytechnic and University Warwick, Nottingham, Hertfordshire, 1984-1988, 88-94, 91-. Member secretary state's task group on assessment and testing, England, 1987-1988.
Educational consultant, since 1981.
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Member National Association for Primary Education (life).
Married Rose Matilda Henshaw, December 24, 1942 (deceased October 19, 2005). Children: Jill Evelyn, Paula Blodwyn.