This week our guest blogger is Katie Ashford. Katie graduated from the University of Warwick. She has since worked as an English teacher and leader of SEN intervention in the West Midlands. She is a Teach First Ambassador* and her vision for education is that all children, regardless of ability or background, should be able to enjoy and have their lives enriched by the written and spoken word. Her passion for literature stems from her own reading as a child, which encouraged her to join the teaching profession. Katie has spoken at national research and education conferences and has lectured PGCE students at the University of Birmingham. She has written for various websites and the Times Education Supplement, and has co-authored two books about teaching. Katie is relocating to London to join the Michaela team, and is excited to work at what will become a leading school in the UK.
I remember my first day like it was yesterday. The shrill ring of the school bell rattled Continue reading