Principal Consultant and Strategic Lead
Mary oversees the strategic development and continuous improvement of all Carnegie Leaders in Learning provision, including the accredited DfE contract for the National Professional Qualifications suite of programmes; NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL.
She is an advocate of partnership working involving our alliance of teaching schools, known as Carnegie Teaching Schools Alliance, and our team of experienced associate facilitators and assessors. As a senior assessor for HLTA North, Mary works in partnership with Northumbria and Leeds Trinity universities to quality assure and moderate Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) assessments.
Mary is passionate about learning and personal development, and promotes coaching to support transformational change. As an accredited Coach in Leadership and a qualified Coach Supervisor, Mary has led a variety of training and coaching programmes for leadership development, along with conducting coaching and supervision sessions on an individual and group basis.
Mary began her teaching career in inner-city primary schools and has held various leadership roles and responsibilities within school improvement services in two local authorities.