Kat Howard is Head of Professional Learning for a large Multi-Academy Trust Teaching School Hub. She is a writer, speaker and in previous roles, a Senior Leader taking oversight of staff professional development, performance management and curriculum, with strategic leadership for English, and prior to her career in education, Kat gained extensive experience in the financial sector, overseeing recruitment, training and operations for a leading high street bank. In addition to her in-school role, Kat is an in-house Expert Adviser for the Teacher Development Trust, writing curriculum content for the Reformed NPQ Leadership Suite.

Kat is also Founder of LitdriveUK, a charity dedicated to providing resources and CPD provision for English teachers worldwide, as well as a school governor and regional ambassador for the Maternity Teacher Paternity Teacher Project. She is the author of the bestsellers Stop Talking About Wellbeing: a Pragmatic Approach to Teacher Workload and co-author of Symbiosis: the Curriculum and the Classroom.

For writing proposals, roundtable events, keynote or conference bookings, please email katherine.howard@hotmail.co.uk.

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  1. Hi there I have just come across your crystal maze grammar resources, There are three on the TES website, with a promise of more to come! I am adapting these to use with a low ability class and wondered if you had the other lessons? Many thanks.

  2. Hi Kat. I’m about to become literacy coordinator at my school and wondered if I could have access to your Litdrive? It sounds like a fantastic resource!

    Thank you. Natalie

  3. Hi Kat
    I have just been looking at your ‘Origins of Literature’ big lecture powerpoint on this page and noticed that it seems to be partly about curriculum and then jumps into the literature itself, including the timeline. Is this how it is supposed to look, or have two presentations somehow become amalgamated? If there is an entire one for the origins material, would it be possible to have a copy please? I am writing something similar for our own introductory unit at present and this would be very useful if you are prepared to share.

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