Staff Profile

Katie North
Project Lead for the PEARL English Projects

Katie currently works as part of the MAT Central Team and is the Project Leader for The PEARL English Projects. The projects currently support all the MAT schools and a number of other schools in Calderdale and Leeds, with the aim of narrowing the gap for disadvantaged pupils in English. Katie is also a designated SLE and supports the secondary schools in the MAT through this role.


Previously, Katie worked for a large Multi Academy Trust as an Academy Improvement Partner, supporting both Secondary and Primary Academies in challenging circumstances.

For a number of years prior to this, Katie was an Assistant Principal at a large successful 11-18 Academy. During her time as an Assistant Principal Katie had a range of responsibilities, including leading on teaching and learning, CPD and Performance Management. As the school was also a National Support School, a large part of her role involved school to school support. Katie initially started her career as an English teacher, before becoming an AST working within the local authority, supporting the English departments of a number of schools.

In her spare time Katie likes to spend time with family and friends and to keep fit by playing netball. She has two young children, who take up a lot of her spare time and who she says always keep her on her toes!

Name & Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
Leeds
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552