Kate worked as a French teacher for 14 years, and has over 10 years’ experience in school leadership roles. Kate first started work on a Year 7 Learning to Learn curriculum in 2005, with the aim of helping pupils develop the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the often-difficult transition from primary to secondary school. She spent the next 10 years refining and improving both the methodology and the results, culminating in a whole-school approach to teaching and learning known as the Learning Skills curriculum. In 2015, Kate took Learning Skills to new frontiers when she set up the School Bus Project, a charity providing mobile education for refugees. Kate crowd-funded the purchase of a double decker bus, installed solar panels on the roof and spent 6 months working in refugee camps in Calais, providing much-needed education and support for people living in displacement. Following the closure of the Calais camps, Kate set up the Human Hive, a global community of organisations and individuals working together to create a more welcoming and inclusive world. Kate is an Associate of the London Centre for Educational Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via @Rethinking_Kate on Twitter.