Ann Kendrick

  • Senior Lecturer, Educational Leadership and Development
  • Institute of Education
  • Learning, Education & Development Research Centre
  • Education
 Ann Kendrick


An experienced teacher and teacher educator with research interests in leadership development, structural reform in rural communities, research-engaged schools. Ann has been a member of BELMAS for 8 years, and co-convenor of the Leadership Preparation and Development, Research Interest Group.

Ann develops and quality assures leadership modules for the MA Education Professional Practice (Leadership Pathway) and is the Module Leader for the MA Dissertation – Practitioner Research Module. Ann has experience of facilitating blended, face-to-face, online and workplace learning programmes.

As a mentor for the University's Research Centre Ann facilitates school-based collaborative inquiry projects with teachers.

Wider roles across the university include University Partnership Tutor for ITT provision, online PGCE (Non QTS), QTS Direct assessor and practice mentor for the PGC Academic Practice.

Previous professional roles include: Programme Lead for the MA Leadership in Integrated Children's Services; Assistant Programme Lead for National Professional Qualifications in Leadership; Assessment Lead Role - implications of moving to ‘assessment without levels’ in schools; Lead Facilitator for the Critical Skills Programme; Strategic Research and Development Lead for Children's Services; Deputy Head - Raising Achievement Co-ordinator; Advisory Teacher PSHE/Public Health Specialist for Schools and Young People; Chair of Young People's Mental Health Strategy Group; Teacher of Secondary Science (Biology); Senior Experiential Educator with Young People at Risk of Exclusion.

Qualifications and memberships


Master’s in Education Research

PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

PGCE Secondary Science

BSC (Hons) Sports Science and Business Administration

Fellow, of the Higher Education Academy

NCTL Certificate of Advanced Facilitation; Certificate of Online Facilitation and Tutoring


Professional Associate member of Chartered College of Teaching.

BELMAS member (British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society)

Academic and research interests

Teacher development maximising learning through interplay of public knowledge with practical wisdom; school to school support, education leadership and structural reform in rural communities; emerging trends and change in provision of leadership preparation and development for teachers; digital technologies for professional learning.

Current Teaching Responsibilities:

MA Education - Professional Practice: Module Leader for Dissertation - Practitioner Research and Methods and Methodology.

PGCE Non-QTS: Module Tutor for Raising Achievement of Learners and Quality Teaching in Educational Settings.

PGCE Primary: Partnership Tutor/cluster lead for Penrith.

QTS Direct (QTS Only): Assessor.

Previous teaching:
Master’s in Education module leader (2007-2020): Mentoring and Coaching; Advanced Professional Learning; Leadership Foundations; Strategy and Policy; Action Research.

PGCE Primary, module tutor (2019-2021): Pedagogy and Practice; Raising Achievement of Children; High Quality Teaching and Learning (module leader); Leading and Managing Change

National Professional Qualifications in School Leadership, Assistant Programme Lead (2012-2018): NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH & Qualified Assessor
Master’s in Leadership of Integrated Children’s Services, Programme Leader (2007-2010)

Advanced Professional Learning provision for schools across North West England: Early Career Development and Middle Leadership Programmes

Research supervision

Dissertation Supervisor for Master's Degrees


Close, P., Kendrick, A., Outhwaite, D. (2018), Developing System Leaders : a research engagement approach, Management in Education (Special Edition) Vol 33 (2)

Elton-Chalcraft, S., Kendrick, A.,  Chapman, A. (pending), Gender, race, faith and economics: factors impacting on aspirant school leaders

Close, P. and Kendrick, A (pending), The use of consultancy research in the development of specialist leaders of education:- a case study

Recent external roles

Convenor for BELMAS Research Interest Group - Leadership Preparation and Development

School Governor (Chair)