Rosemary Campbell–Stephens

Rosemary Campbell-Stevens

Congratulations to Rosemary Campbell-Stevens on being awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Mrs Rosemary CAMPBELL-STEPHENS Educator, Consultant, Equality and persity Leader and Leadership Trainer. For services to Education. (Birmingham, West Midlands) Order of the British Empire

Rosemary spoke at our MTA event in March and is a friend and supporter of the Muslim Teachers’ Association

Rosemary is an independent consultant trainer in leadership and succession planning and an international speaker in the field of education.

Formerly the Equality and persity associate for the North of England with the National College for Teaching and School leadership.

In a career spanning 3 decades she has combined public speaking and community activism with a professional life supporting organisations at a strategic and operational level to address issues of equity, persity and social justice.

Rosemary’s expertise is based on her experience, as a former Secondary head teacher, OFSTED inspector and Local Authority Officer. Rosemary was a consultant to the Department for Education on its Aiming High programme. Rosemary is a consultant with the Institute of Education, University College London, where she is a Visiting Fellow.

Within the broad field of leadership, persity, race equality, equity and social justice, her particular interests lie in not only persifying the face of leadership, but also enabling a new generation of leaders to lead authentically and radically differently drawing on global leadership paradigms.

Rosemary developed Investing in persity (IiD), for the London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education, (formerly) University of London. This leadership preparation programme has had 1000 teachers complete in London, doubling the number of educators of colour achieving Headship and other senior leadership positions in some London boroughs. The programme was rolled out in Leeds March 2009, and has inspired a sister programme called perse Leaders for Tomorrow in Yorkshire and Humberside.

In the autumn of 2009, Investing in persity went international when the Leading for Equity leadership programme was launched in Toronto, Canada.

Rosemary sits on a number of boards including the Network For Black Professionals, Primary Colours and the Editorial Board of the School Leadership and Management journal. Rosemary is chair of governors at Harper Bell Seven Day Adventist School in Birmingham.