Consultant Profile

Kimberley Mortimer

Kimberley Mortimer

Partnership Standards

Areas of Expertise

  • Admissions, exclusions and appeals processes
  • Careers education and information, advice and guidance
  • Community Engagement
  • Curriculum: Vocational Learning
  • Evaluation
  • Fundraising
  • Further Education
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Governance
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources
  • Inspection
  • Leadership - middle leaders
  • Leadership - senior leaders
  • Leadership: Assessment, Development & Coaching
  • Marketing
  • Parental Engagement
  • Partnership Development
  • Phase: Special
  • Post-16
  • Pupil Wellbeing
  • Quality Assurance
  • School Finance
  • School Improvement
  • School Self-evaluation
  • Special Needs/Inclusion
  • Staff Development/CPD
  • Teaching and Learning


  • BA (hons) Post Compulsory Education and Training
  • Cert Ed Post Compulsory Education and Training
  • Cert Ed TESOL

About Kimberley Mortimer

The ethos of Partnership Standards is to work together to improve standards in education, standards in care and standards in independent lives.

My work history outlines an extensive record of diligent performance and results. My diverse background exhibits my strengths and qualifications across a myriad of sectors including education, finance, business management and care as well as a volunteer Peer Inspector for Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales and more recently, a government approved mentor for women leaders in education.

I have many areas I can support and areas of expertise including, but not exclusive to:-

• Support for CSSIW regulation 27 checks on behalf of the responsible person
• Estyn’s Common Inspection Framework (including NIA)
• Admissions, exclusions and appeals process
• The Independent School Standards (Wales) Regulations 2003
• Evaluation
• Fundraising
• Further Education
• Classroom observation
• Improvement plans
• SAR / SER writing
• Additional learning needs
• Governance
• Human resources
• Inspection
• Marketing
• Parental engagement
• Partnership development
• Quality assurance
• School finance
• School improvement
• Inclusion
• Staff development / CPD
• Teaching and learning
• PMLD & autism
• Behavioural management
• Conflict resolution
• External investigations
• Training and staff development
• Policy writing

I can bespoke a package to meet your individual need and budget. I will work with you to fulfill the agreed brief and duties of my position to an outstanding standard.

I applied to become a Peer Inspector with Estyn, Her Majestys Inspecorate for Education in Wales, because it was initially a great opportunity in terms of professional development. The intensive training course taught me about the inspection framework in depth, and also provided training in lesson observation, writing reports, and providing

When you train as a Peer Inspector, you have the experience of working alongside experienced inspectors and headteachers from various counties in Wales as a full member of the inspection team.

I received update training on an annual basis and have trained in SEN, PRU and the independent and specialist sectors. I reluctantly withdrew my services as a peer inspector in January 2017 when I became self employed as an educational consultant as I am no longer attached to one educational establishment.

My three years volunteering with Estyn as a peer inspector have been invaluable to both my professional development and my confidence in moving into the position as an educational consultant.

As a woman leader in education, I was delighted to be selected as a coach and mentor for women leaders in education. As someone who moved into the education sector later in life, with a wealth of prior experience in senior management and finance. I gained my first teaching position on leaving university and was promoted to the senior leadership team within two years.

At university I took a large module in coaching and mentoring. I used this experience, after university, to set up a partnership with our local university and to help mentor trainee teachers through their training. I found this experience inspirational as I felt privileged to support others on their journey. My own practice was improved as a result of helping others and trying to support others to find solutions to short and long term issues, as well as gleaning some excellent practice ideas both independently and with the people I mentored.

As a leader and consultant, I am passionate about the students we teach and ensuring staff are guided and empowered to complete their role to a high standard. I use my skills to lead, improve standards and to aid promotion from within. The challenges we face are on-going, but never insurmountable. There are always new and innovative ways to get people on board who are willing to foster and accept change.

I am continually striving to improve my practice, through qualifications and CPD as I am a firm believer in never standing still. I am excited to be a part of this project, which supports women leading in education and I look forward to the fresh challenges that this will bring. Coaching has the power to increase confidence, unlock potential and build resilience. It is flexible, bespoke and specific to need. This is a great opportunity to help more women progress into leadership roles. Pledge to coach is one of the measures by the government to support women in teaching.

Previous Experience

Senior Leader in a specialist residential college
Partner with ITT with the local university (Glyndwr)
Estyn Peer Inspector in the Specialist, Independent, SEN and PRU sectors.
Women Leading in Education Coach and Mentor
for the National College for Teaching & Leadership.
Financial consultancy experience and qualifications.
Senior Management and Business experience.

Address 61 Grange Road, Rhyl LL18 4AD
Regional Coverage All UK, International, North West, Wales
Landline 01745334538
Mobile/Cell 07419206062
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