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Education educator

Norman Thomas, British education educator. Certified teacher. Commander British Empire, Her Majesty The Queen, United Kingdom, 1980. Member National Association for Primary Education (life).

Background

Thomas, Norman was born on June 1, 1921 in Edmonton/London. Son of Bowen and Ada (Redding) Thomas.

Education

Honorary fellow, College of Preceptors, United Kingdom, 1988. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Hertfordshire, 1998.

Career

Various posts in commerce and industry, London, 1937-1947. Primary school teacher London, Hertfordshire, 1948-1956. Head teacher Longmeadow Primary School, Stevenage, England, 1956-1961.

Her Majesty inspector of schools Her Majesty Inspectorate, England, 1962-1969, staff inspector England, 1969-1973, chief inspector, primary schools England, 1973-1981. Chairman committee of inquiry, primary education, Inner London, 1984-1985. Specialist adviser House of Commons, Select Committee on Education, United Kingdom, 1984-1986, 93-97.

External examiner Bishop Grosseteste College, University Surrey, Open University, 1982-1984, 86-90, 93-96. Visiting professor East London Polytechnic, University Warwick, Nottingham, Hertfordshire, 1984-1988, 88—.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher.

Membership

Member National Association for Primary Education (life).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, computing, photography.

Connections

Married Rose Matilda Henshaw, December 24, 1942 (deceased October 19, 2005). Children: Jill Evelyn, Paula Blodwyn.

father:
Bowen Thomas

mother:
Ada (Redding) Thomas

spouse:
Rose Matilda Henshaw

children:
Jill Evelyn Thomas

Paula Blodwyn Thomas