I began my teaching career in Halifax as an NQT in 2004, before being promoted to second in English and Head of department. In 2012, I joined OGAT as Head of English at Outwood Academy Adwick before being promoted to the role of Associate Director of English in 2014. I have worked at a number of schools across the trust from Middlesbrough to Worksop, supporting and work alongside English departments. I am passionate about ensuring that the life chances of our students are improved, regardless of their starting point and believe that success in English can change the lives and aspirations of our students. My role, working alongside highly skilled English teachers, is to ensure that our students are fully supported in order to help them achieve their full potential.