Grace Harker - Teacher Coach/English Lead

After qualifying as a teacher from the University of Birmingham, I began my career in the primary sector. I progressed in to middle leadership after 5 years, leading English. Whilst in this role, I completed my NPQSL and have advanced in to senior leadership, taking on the role of Assistant Head Teacher for Teaching and Learning across Excelsior MAT.

My role involves leading on developing the coaching culture at Excelsior MAT. I work with colleagues across our MAT as a coach to develop great teaching and provide rich CPD opportunities. As well as this, I also still lead on English for KS2 in one of our schools. As part of this role, I work with the leads in our other schools to develop consistency and best practise in the subject through strategies such as sharing CPD, developing assessment and moderation exercises.