Eileen Owens

Personal details







University of Lancaster

MA Language Studies


Unversity of Liverpool

B.Ed (Hons), Sociology and Education


University of Lancaster Edge Hill College

Certificate in Education (Early Years and Primary), Sociology and Education ‚Äč


Professional/research experience

2014 - 2015:

United Arab Emirates

Education Consultant to: Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) UAE and UAE Minstry of Education

2008 - 2014:

United Arab Emirates

Principal consultant: Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA); Programme Director: Ministry of Education school evaluation and improvement programme

2006 - 2008:


Senior Consultant school improvement and local capacity building: Supreme Education Council (SEC)

2000 - 2006:


Director and owner, thelea.com ltd, an independent education consultancy: Development and delivery of professional development to school leaders, public and independent schools, UK & international; development of training and support for school governors; lead consultant Department for Education; lead quality assurance consultant Teacher Training Agency; school improvement adviser Priory Education

1997 - 2000:

UK Knowsley Education Authority

Senior Adviser (English and school leadership), regional manager for the UK National Literacy Strategy.

1996 - 1997:

UK Edge Hill University College

Senior Tutor, primary education and English

1991 - 1996:

UK Lancashire Education Authority

Deputy headteacher and headteacher (primary)

1975 - 1991:

UK Sefton Education Authoritiy

Various teaching and leadership posts: class teacher (primary), subject leader (English), Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and local authority advisory teacher for Special Educational Needs.