Kate is Director of the Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance, based in Skipton and Bradford. With a Physics Degree from Edinburgh University, Kate has taught in Scotland, Newcastle, Bradford and, most recently at Skipton Girls’ High School. A key driver for her has been the need to increase the number of female students taking up subjects in which girls are under-represented. Her roles in school have included: leading Science; Assistant Head responsible for Assessment and Curriculum; SLE with an expertise in Teaching and Learning, Science and Assessment/Curriculum. She now has moved full time to work within the TSA. Throughout her career, she has been active in areas where women are under-represented. She is a consultant for STEM Learning and has led the Science Learning Partnership in the Craven, West Yorkshire and York region.