Our story

Litdrive was created with teachers in mind, to enable teachers to collaborate with others and develop one another as a way to aid workload and ultimately, stop brilliant teachers from leaving the profession.

 After securing a Literacy Coordinator role in her school in 2013, Kat Howard wanted to reach out to others to share and refine the way that they approached Literacy in the classroom. This quickly developed into branching out to English resources, and Kat developed a shared drive so that teachers could share extensive pieces of work such as curriculum maps across schools.

As a result of taking over the #TeamEnglish Dropbox in 2018, with almost 1000 members, Kat created a website to enable teachers to share knowledge and resources across the world, curating a guest blog, a resource bank and peer coaching programme. Now, as at 2020, Litdrive has almost 13,000 members on an international level, with members from almost every country in the world regularly accessing and sharing ideas. 2019 saw the introduction of #LitdriveCPD, a series of regional events that provide subject knowledge based sessions to support Enlgish teachers to teach texts in their classrooms. With a team of over 30 Advocates, Litdrive’s plan is to now develop this provision further and welcome your support.

If you are a like-minded organisation that would like to support Litdrive, or are a teacher that would like to volunteer your services, please do get in touch via our contact form here.

Meet the team

KAT HOWARD

Founder

Kat Howard is an Assistant Principal at a school in Northamptonshire, responsible for internal CPD, staff coaching and strategic direction of English. Kat has worked with a number of training providers such as the National College of Teaching and Leadership, providing CPD for newly qualified teachers. 

CLAIRE HILL

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.

DAVINA CANHAM

Comms Officer

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. 

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or other queries, email support@litdrive.org.uk

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