NATE’s Assessment and Learning Working Group

The NATE Assessment and Learning Working Group has been recently formed  (July 2020).

Further details to follow about its work and how you can become involved.

Meet the team

Clare Saunders (Chair)


I am a recently retired Head of English, now working as an English secondary adviser for an education trust. Experience includes 25 years teaching English in a variety of settings, in maintained and independent secondary schools, both in the UK and in the USA. I’ve enjoyed taking on a range of leadership roles and responsibilities during my career, alongside A Level Literature examining and contributing to teacher training programmes. I am particularly interested in A Level Literature teaching, the continuing challenge of engaging boys in the English classroom, and curriculum design in Key Stages 3 and 4. I’m also currently contributing to a research project which seeks to further explore the effects of digital immersion on young people’s reading.