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Conolly, Mrs Yvonne Cecile free

Born 12 June 1939; d of Hugh Augustus and Blanche Foster; m 1965, Michael Patrick Conolly (marr. diss. 1996); one d

consultant in primary education; Head of Inspection and Monitoring, London Borough of Islington, 1995–99 (Senior Inspector for Primary Education, 1989–95)

Education

Westwood High Sch., Jamaica; Shortwood Coll., Jamaica (Teachers’ CertEd); Polytechnic, N London (BEd Hons Primary Educn)

Career

Primary school teacher: Jamaica, 1960–63; London, 1963–68; Head Teacher, London, 1969–78; ILEA Inspector, Multi-ethnic Education, 1978–81; Inspector of Primary Schools, 1981–90, Dist Primary Inspector, 1988–90, ILEA. Member: Home Secretary’s Adv. Council on Race Relations, 1977–86; IBA, 1982–86; Consumer Protection Adv. Cttee, 1974–75. Governor, former Centre for Information and Advice on Educnl Disadvantage, 1975–80; (first) Chm., Caribbean Teachers’ Assoc., 1974–76. Registered Inspector, OFSTED, 1993–2000. Governor: Stroud Green Primary Sch., 1992–2004; Park View Community Coll. (formerly Langham Sch.), 1997–2004. Chaplaincy Visitor, Whittington Hosp., 2007–11. Mem., Soroptimist Internat. of Gtr London, 2001–13 (Hon. Sec., 2003–04; Pres., 2005–06)

Publications

(contrib.) Mango Spice, book of 44 Caribbean songs for schools, 1981; (contrib.) Against the Tide—Black Experience in the ILEA, 1990

Recreations

writing, theatre, classical music