Stephen is the owner and chief executive of Touchstone Development Ltd, an education consultancy based in Lincoln, UK. Stephen has worked as a headteacher, a school inspector, a Principal Lecturer in a University College and as a regional adviser for a government agency linked to change management and the reform of children’s services in the UK.
He has undertaken consultancy work and leadership development work for a range of public and private organisations. Dr Hopkins has an M.SC from the University of East Anglia and a Ph.D from the University of Liverpool. He is the chair of governors of an Academy and the member of the governing body of another Academy. Stephen is committed to the pursuit of social justice through high quality education and children services and has extensive experience of working with vulnerable children and families.
He currently works as an Ofsted inspector, as children’s services and school improvement consultant and as a part time teacher in a school in challenging circumstances.