Mary Rose is the Head of the International Learning and Research Centre, an innovation and development centre established in 2000.The Centre promotes, leads and co-ordinates practitioner research and school-based enquiry programmes, particularly in the teaching and learning of languages. Her professional expertise includes:
- OFSTED inspections
- management and consultancy expertise as Head of the ILRC, as former Head of a local authority Advisory Service, English Adviser and headteacher; as a General Adviser , she supported headteachers, teachers and governors, as a critical friend, in the development of school improvement and self-evaluation systems and processes;
- teacher training, programme design and international consultancy in domains such as language teaching, leadership, quality assurance
Mary Rose was a member of the project team for Quality Assurance and Self – Assessment for Schools and Teachers in the first medium term programme of the ECML, as well as a team member of the ECML "QualiTraining" project and co-author of the "QualiTraining Guide" in the 2nd medium-term project.
Mary's envisaged role in the new project team will include:
- dissemination activities, (co-) organising and (co-)facilitation of workshops,
- networking to identify potential target audiences of multipliers for cascading events;
- co-operating with the other team members on carrying out needs analysis in preparation for WSs and adaptation of QualiTraining workshop materials for implementation in various educational contexts;
- a leading role in the development of tools for monitoring and evaluating action research related to the implementation of the QualiTraining Guide, Workshop materials and QualiTraining processes adapted to various contexts;
- with the other team members, carrying out small-scale feasibility studies and action research, to explore the specificity of introducing "QualiTraining" concepts and materials in various educational contexts, and - as appropriate - to contribute to the publishing of research outcomes in specialised journals for dissemination to a wider public.