Rosemary Thornton – Biography

Rosemary Thornton – Biography


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QUALIFICATIONS (2000 onwards)

June 2013: Master of Arts: The University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities: School of Education Process Consultancy

October 2010: The Coaching Programme: The University of Manchester Centre for Educational Leadership

  • The developing of self and others.
  • The use of coaching skills.
  • Coaching within a structured change model.
  • Coaching as a personalised development process based on self-direction.
  • The ethics and boundaries of coaching.
  • The organisational perspective.
  • Personal learning and development as a coach.

2007: School Improvement Partner Wirral Local  Authority – Qualified as a school improvement partner in 2007.

September 2005: Ofsted inspector qualification – focus education – Next framework.

December 2003: Ofsted Inspector Qualification – Linwood Consultants ltd. – Inspector number: 32921



Employment History (1990 Onwards)

2010 to date: Co-Director of Malcro Consultants

Self-employed as an Education Consultant and School Improvement Associate with all school based work handled through the company.

Public Liability Insurance in place. I currently work in a number of schools as the external adviser for Headteacher and, in some schools, Deputy Headteacher Performance Management/Appraisal processes.  In addition, on a needs led basis, I support schools with overall school improvement and development.


2010 to 2013: DRiiiVE

DRiiiVE was a subsidiary of MALCRO and specialised in supporting professional development.


2007 to 2010: Consultant Leader: Primary Wirral LA

Member of the Wirral Primary Team focusing on school improvement.

Specialisms: Leadership and Management in the Primary Sector; the Early Headship Programme; coaching training establishing an Executive Coaching group; induction procedures for newly qualified teachers in all sectors.


2006 to 2007: Seconded to Wirral LA as Consultant

Seconded from Headship for a year to work as part of the Wirral L A Primary team with responsibility for school improvement and assessment.

Maintained responsibility for Headteacher role.


1990 to 2007: Headteacher

Headteacher – Great Meols Primary School, Elwyn Road, Wirral.  Group 3

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