Charlotte Rendle-Short

Director and Senior Educational Consultant
BMus., DipEd., MEdAdmin., MBA.,
Cert. Executive Coaching and Mentoring (ILM), MACE, MACEL
Accredited Growth Coaching International Coach

Charlotte has extensive educational leadership experience in Australia and the UK. For 15 years she was a senior executive with United Learning, one of the UK’s largest not-for-profit educational organisations. In this role she provided support and guidance to Principals and school leaders from a wide range of contexts across the private and government sectors. Prior to her time in this role she spent 15 years as a senior leader and Principal in Victoria and the UK.

Having returned to Melbourne, Charlotte founded Marlow Jones Education in 2014 and is working as a consultant providing coaching, support and guidance with school leaders and governors across the sectors.

The key focus of her work is to enable schools to grow and flourish in response to the challenges of continuous improvement. This work entails mentoring and coaching Principals and leadership teams, covering such ground as school climate and culture, organisational structures and accountabilities, performance management, the interpretation of school data, pedagogy and curriculum design.

Charlotte is committed to enhancing the strategic impact that effective school leadership has in raising the achievement levels of all children and young people.

Areas of expertise include
  • Unique insights into the development, leadership and management of public sector and private sector schools, seeking to achieve a common aim which is for all schools to be outstanding no matter what their sector or context;
  • Direct performance review of Principals, providing each one with targeted and highly relevant support and challenge, leading to school improvement;
  • Recruitment of Principals, Chairs and other senior educational leaders – involvement in and leadership of more than 50 such senior appointments;
  • Development of effective school networks engaged in joint practice development built on deeply embedded trust across schools in different contexts and sectors;
  • Extensive understanding of the governance, educational, organisational and financial characterstics of high achieving schools;
  • Strategic development of schools: mergers, acquisitions, growth, new schools from scratch, closures, multi million pound school building developments including entire schools as well as restucturing and refurbishments;
  • Mentoring and coaching of senior educational leaders both those who are preparing to take up post whether their first Headship or a second or third and those who are in post and who value the opportunity to take time to reflect on their leadership.