|Martin Bradley||MSA Chair (ex-officio)|
|Report Monitoring Group|
|Barbara Isaacs||Senior Accreditation Officer|
|Michele Dows-Miller||Deputy Accreditation Officer|
|Martin Bradley||MSA Chair (ex-officio)|
William Callaway is an Emeritus Professor of the University of the Arts London. At the University, he was variously Head of Chelsea College of Art and Design, Head of the London College of Fashion, and Director of Academic Affairs.
He is passionate about education, and has spent more than 30 years specialising in matters of maintaining and improving the quality of education at post-compulsory level. For the past twelve years he has worked on a consultancy basis in this field, in the UK and elsewhere, particularly in the Balkan countries. Having worked in Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo and Greece, he has recently returned from a year assisting the Romanian government with university reform.
He chairs the Accreditation Committee for the British Council/English UK scheme for accrediting English language schools in the UK. His intellectual background is in town planning and architecture, but he sees education as a generic process, not limited by subject specialism.
Dr Bradley began his career as a primary school teacher in Bexley and lectured in early years education in Liverpool before joining Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI) in 1984. As an HMI inspector, he has been the national link with Montessori education for over 20 years, initially working with the training colleges to develop National Vocational Qualifications and more recently promoting inspectors' awareness of Montessori work. He has also inspected several Montessori schools and is currently the National Chairman of the Montessori Schools Association.
He is a former national chair of the Association of Advisers for the Under Fives and of the Tutors of Advanced Courses for Early Years. He also served on the UK Child Care Committee of the Save the Children Fund in the early 1980s.
Between 2000 and 2003 Dr Bradley was seconded to manage the DfES Early Excellence Programme, with responsibility for identifying and developing 107 centres providing childcare and education for under fives and integrated with related services such as health. Earlier, in his research and in a book, he examined policy-making across education, social services, health and the private/voluntary sectors in Liverpool.
In his work as an HMI inspector, he has led inspections and surveys and liaised with a wide variety of organisations, agencies and government departments. He has had national responsibility for early years inspections in schools and for early years teacher training.
Dr Bradley, who is married with two adult sons, lists local history, travel and gardening among his hobbies.
Michael Gibson has had a number of roles in higher education, including: BED Induction Coordinator, the College publicity co-ordinator, Transport Officer, School Experience Co-ordinator, Faculty of Education course timetabler, member of the University Research Committee (10 years), University Quality Assurance Committee (20 years) and Academic Board (30 years) as well as acting as an External Examiner for History in many institutions and for BEd, BA and MA courses in several institutions.
He has also written and published forty-two books, mostly studies of historical periods (some on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a number on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries), peoples (including four books on the Vikings, three on the Native Americans, two on the Crusaders and two on Japan and the Samurai), and historical figures (e.g. Peter the Great; Charles II; Gandhi and Nehru; Tito). In addition to these he has produced socio-economic studies of unemployment and poverty as well as a number of titles on science subjects (e.g. studies of the flora and fauna of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas) and a variety of articles for Teaching History and Environmental Studies.
Currently he is: the professional chairman of the Montessori Evaluation and Accreditation Board (MEAB); Chair of the MCI Montessori Examinations Board; acting as Quality Assurance Officer for the Wandsworth SCITT, supervising a considerable number of primary and secondary GTP and OTT trainees and still interviews and assesses large numbers of GTP candidates; and is employed on a freelance basis to provide INSET and quality assurance advice.
Born in South Africa, Felicity has been teaching Montessori for nearly 30 years having done her training at St Nicholas. She owns and runs two Montessori schools in Kensington, London. She has two daughters, both teachers. She is a Trustee of the Montessori St Nicholas Charity.
In April 1999 Sarah Rowledge opened Absolute Angels Montessori Nursery, with the grand total of three children. There are currently over 100 children on role, with provision for children from six months to 11 years. Soaring High Montessori School opened in September 2007. Having her own nursery, and adhering to the Montessori ethos and philosophies as closely as possible, has only furthered Sarah's belief that it is the most amazing foundation for any child to have.
Over the past three years she has become more involved at a National level and is: Regional Chair of the Montessori Schools Association for Eastern England; was the Project Manager for implementing the Montessori approach to education in the first state school in the UK, Gorton Mount Primary School; trained the staff in the second state school in Stebbing, Essex; and is the MSA trainer for Effective Language Use across the UK. There are now many settings, both Montessori and state registered that have adopted the strategies demonstrated, with positive feedback, and changes in children's behaviour.
In July 2006 Sarah started the training element of her business Montessori in Motion and runs the Foundation Stage certificate course as well as supporting students with their teaching practice.
Anne-Marie True trained at St. Nicholas Montessori College and has been the Principal/Proprietor of the Barnes Montessori Nursery since September 1987. A committed Montessorian, she is also a member of the Montessori Centenary Committee, MEYF co-ordinator (London region), and subscription secretary for MEYF.
In addition to the above, she was one of the founder members of Save Our Nurseries, and is Schools Forum Representative for the PVI sector (Richmond), a school governor for both a Boys Prep School and a Primary State School, and the Diocesan Representative of the Education Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Anne-Marie True is married with three children. In June 2011, Ann-Marie was named Montessorian of the Year by members of the Montessori Schools Association.