Kate McAllister


Kate is a qualified teacher with nearly 20 years’ experience. 

She is a passionate advocate of education as a means to transform lives.  She began her career as a teacher of French and then as Head of Languages in secondary education. 

Kate developed global citizenship initiatives across Brighton and Hove as International  Coordinator and led dozens of foreign language trips and exchanges. 

For the past 10 years, Kate has been developing inclusive and innovative curricula which not only improve exam results but also focus on preparing young people to become effective learners beyond the classroom.  

In 2009 she developed the highly successful Learning Skills curriculum at an Academy in Brighton, which has been researched by Cambridge University and led to significant gains in academic attainment, especially among young people from more disadvantaged backgrounds (Mannion & Mercer, 2016). 

She is the co-founder of Rethinking Education, an organisation that works with school leaders and teachers to develop effective teaching practices.  In 2015 Kate founded the School Bus Project and spent six months teaching in the Jungle in Calais. 

In 2016 she co-founded Crisis Classroom; which trains volunteer teachers to deliver innovative educational projects in crisis and emergency situations.

You can contact Kate at [email protected]

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