Kat has been teaching English for eight years across a variety of schools in Nottingham, Leeds and Bradford. Driven by her work as a respite foster carer, Kat is a qualified SENDCo, Designated Safeguarding Lead, and Specialist Teacher (currently undertaking a masters, which has focused on a SEND specialist teaching qualification). Additionally, Kat holds the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (NPQSL).
Prior to joining Dixons Kings Academy, Kat worked at an all-through school in Bradford. Starting as a Head of House, Kat progressed through a leadership programme into the role of SENDCo and then Assistant Director in 2014. In 2016, Kat became a Director, with SEN responsibilities spanning the 3-18 provision. During that time, she secured a 20% improvement on English results and 100% A*-C at A level in English Literature.
Kat joined Dixons Kings in June 2018 as a Vice Principal. Furthermore, Kat undertakes work as a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) driving improvement in both inclusion and English. Kat enables students to fulfil their potential by placing inclusive practice and good literacy at the heart of her work.