Michelle Barker

A former Centre Director for a national learning company and EAL teacher, Michelle has over 8 years’ experience in supporting both UK and overseas education in state and independent schools. Specialising as a trainer in customer experience, she joined the team in 2019 eager to continue delivering on the needs of the Teacher Development Trust’s network and expanding the reach of its charitable mission by connecting the people at its core. She leads on the development of the membership provision for the Trust’s network and internal communications. She has contributed to national programmes including the DfE-funded CPD Excellence Hubs and led on collaboration with the National Foundation for Education Research’s work into teacher autonomy. She is a school governor, regularly hosts interviews for Naylor’s Natter (a podcast for teachers), has published work in Tes and SecEd, and volunteers for a London-based reading charity alongside her work with TDT.

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