Anne McNally

Anne McNally


Anne is an associate consultant with Focus Education. Her thirty seven years teaching experience of all year groups culminated in ten successful years as headteacher of a primary school.

In 2006 Ofsted commented that, ‘An effective leadership team has been created under the outstanding leadership of the dynamic and energetic headteacher’. In 2009, the school was graded outstanding in all areas and in 2012, Anne was described as an ‘Inspirational headteacher (who) has the commitment and trust of all staff who share her drive for excellence’. The school was also graded as outstanding, three times over a ten years period, by Section 48, RE Inspectors.

Whilst a Headteacher, Anne worked as a School Improvement Partner, a Local Leader of Education, a NCSL Professional Partner and an RE Inspector, supporting various schools in all aspects of school improvement and leadership.

Since her retirement in 2012, Anne has continued to carry out RE inspections on behalf of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and supports individual schools with school improvement and the Headteacher Performance Management Process.
As an associate consultant for Focus Education, Anne has led in-service days, training sessions and support packages for Headteachers, leadership teams, teachers, support staff and governors. These have covered a range of areas of school improvement including teaching, the national and ‘Learning Challenge’ curriculum, assessment and leadership.

Anne has an enhanced DBS disclosure.

+ Reviews

"Excellent. Anne worked extremely professionally with staff, SLT and Governors . Effectively imparted knowledge of new curriculum, OFSTED requirements and teaching and learning judgements.

Headteacher, Liverpool


"Anne listened carefully to our needs and worked very hard to plan and deliver a bespoke package.

Headteacher, Cheshire


"Excellent, a really well organised and thoroughly prepared day. Clear understanding of the needs of the school.

Headteacher, Yorkshire


"Answered questions with extensive knowledge. Very calm and assured.

Assistant Headteacher, Liverpool


"Excellent – a really great day. Anne’s pre-contact work ensured that what she delivered met our needs.

Headteacher, Manchester