Cat has direct oversight of the EduSpots project’s ongoing development. She is passionate about both the role communities can play in transforming educational opportunities and the importance of community-centred education.
Cat studied Philosophy at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, followed by a Part II in Management Studies at Cambridge’s Judge Business School, and a PGCE (with QTS) at Buckingham University. Whilst teaching, she completed an MA in International Development and Education at UCL (distinction), writing a 22,000 word dissertation on literacy as a social practice which was used as a model for the next cohort.
She is currently Director of Service and Social Impact at Sevenoaks School, and Chair of the Independent School Council’s Schools Community Action Group, hoping to bring teachers from the state and private sector together to advance the quality and impact of the education in local and global citizenship in school across the UK, and beyond.
Cat has been involved in education projects in Ghana since 2012, spending 3 years in-country across this period. She has also worked at Wycombe Abbey, Repton School and Brighton College as Housemistress of Seldon House, alongside the African Science Academy in Tema, supporting with pastoral care and university applications, also creating the EduSpots youth catalyst programme. In summer 2020, she was a board member and volunteer mathematics teacher for Invicta Academy, supporting thousands of students with Covid-19 catch-up lessons.
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