Catharine is an independent consultant and trainer for English as an Additional Language and Academic Literacy. She has wide experience of working in multilingual schools and local authorities across the UK. Catharine is currently a senior adviser for the British Council EAL Nexus project. Other roles she has held include Head of EAL and Minority Ethnic Achievement in a London Secondary school, leading on literacy across the curriculum; school improvement consultant and Masters course tutor. She continues to be a popular trainer and presenter at national and regional events.