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. Her book, Stop Talking About Wellbeing: a Pragmatic Approach to Teacher Workload, published by John Catt Educational Limited, is available to pre order now: Stop Talking About Wellbeing. She can be found on Twitter @saysmiss, and blogs about her experience at www.saysmiss.wordpress.com
Regional Networks Officer
Claire Hill is Assistant Head: Teaching and Learning across a Trust. 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 https://aclassroomofonesownsite.wordpress.com, 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_Hill_
Over the course of 17 years of teaching, Davina has worked in schools both in the UK and abroad in the roles of Head of English and Literacy Director.
She has since become very focused on teaching and learning in her current role as Lead Practitioner for English Across the Academy. This year she presented a seminar at the first, hugely successful, Educating Northants on ‘Getting Grades 7-9 with the poetry anthology’ and she continues to nurture and coach colleagues in her own school. She juggles teaching and learning alongside spending time with her son and booking many holidays to appease her serious travel addiction. Davina oversees all social media channels, our blog platform and is the human being at the end of our member updates. Find her on twitter: @DeeCanEnglish
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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.