MEET THE TEAM 2018-09-12T20:58:27+00:00

Meet The Team

Who We Are

Kat Howard: Founder and Quality Assurance Officer

Kat Howard is More and Most Able Coordinator at a school in South Leicestershire, responsible for the attainment and provision of higher attaining pupils. Kat has worked with a number of training providers such as the National College of Teaching and Leadership, providing CPD for newly qualified teachers. She has written resource content and publications for a variety of providers including BBC Bitesize, Innovate my School, the CLiC Dickens Project at the University of Birmingham and TES. In addition, Kat is East Midlands Representative for the MTPTProject, an organisation that focuses on the impact of parental leave whilst teaching.  She can be found on Twitter @saysmiss, and blogs about her experience at

Kat is responsible for the creation and initial set up of Litdrive, taking it from a small shared storage space to the website that you see today. In addition to overseeing the direction that Litdrive continues to make as a non-profit organisation, Kat also sets the expected standard of resource content and CPD that Litdrive provides.

Nikki Carlin: Strategic Officer

Initiative, Research, Ethos

Nikki Carlin is Director of Faculty for English, Media and Film Studies at a school in Manchester where she has worked for 10 years. She is a member of Ambition School Leadership, having completed the Teaching Leaders course in coaching and middle leadership. Nikki is the founder and co-leader of the Team English twitter group and has written articles for TES, TeachWire, and blogs about her teaching experiences at . She can be found on Twitter &

Nikki is responsible for the formulation and implementation of new ideas within Litdrive. As a result of researching and listening to user demand, Nikki will develop ideas that respond to that demand, keeping Litdrive ethos and members at the heart of everything that we do. 

Claire Hill: Sustainability and Development Officer

Sponsorship and funding, Networking, Growth

Claire Hill is Head of English, Media and Film Studies and is also responsible for whole school CPD, trainee teachers and new staff. She is a Lead Examiner for Edexcel, examining for both the Language and Literature GCSEs and also works in a consultancy capacity with local schools, working with English Departments by implementing and overseeing improvement strategies and delivering training for teachers, and masterclasses for students. Claire has written articles published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chartered College of Teaching’s Impact magazine, writes the blog , and is co-writing a book with Rebecca Foster titled Leading from the Middle: A Guide to Effective Middle Leadership, published by John Catt. Claire is also co-organising the ResearchED Kent conference, and is on twitter

Claire is responsible for ensuring that the development of Litdrive is financially viable.  By sourcing networking opportunities, collaborations and securing funding bids for Litdrive, Claire will safeguard Litdrive financially so that we are in a position to evolve, thanks to external funding and member donations, but most importantly, remain a non-profit organisation in the process.

To contact Nikki or Claire regarding sponsorship, networking offers, collaborative projects or other queries, email

To make a donation, click here

To see a copy of our mission statement and values, click here

What Members Say

Amongst everything else in education, it is often forgotten that the teacher is the most important variable in terms of pupil attainment. I can think of nothing else in my career that has been able to support teaching and the teacher in the way that Litdrive has.

Stuart MacBeath, Principal Teacher of Literacy

I’ve greatly benefited from litdrive a it has allowed me as an NQT to learn from others, and try activities and approaches that are less commonly advocated for or utilized in my current school.

Rachel Twort, NQT

Litdrive is invaluable to English teachers across the UK. Personally, I am inspired by some of the great ideas that people are sharing and this helps me to re-ignite my enthusiasm for creating innovative teaching resources.

Sue Mulgrew , Head of English

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