Univ Dates: 2000-2003

Degree: BA History

Degree Level: Undergraduate

Occupation: Author and co-founder of Now Teach and First Story

Biography: Katie co-founded Now Teach in 2016 with journalist Lucy Kellaway. Now Teach recruits, trains and supports experienced career changers to become great teachers in challenging secondary schools. Prior to this Katie co-founded First Story with William Fiennes in 2008. First Story brings talented, professional writers into secondary schools serving low-income communities to work with teachers and students to foster creativity and communication skills. Katie trained to teach with Teach First in 2003 and was Head of History at Cranford Community College in West London before leaving to focus on First Story. In September 2013, Random House published her first book, The Poets’ Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge.