Emily Hardwicke began her career in 2008 through the Teach First programme, which places exceptional graduates in ‘challenging’ schools in an attempt to address educational disadvantage. She worked in a London school with complex social issues and was promoted to Head of English following improvements made to academic success. Emily has a Masters in Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education and was identified as an ‘Outstanding Leader’ in her time at the school. She has led change and initiatives in areas such as Media Literacy, Learning to Learn, Learning Dispositions and Cognitive Thinking. International experience at the British School of Guangzhou, offered the perfect opportunity to explore further career challenges and she joined La Côte International School as Head of English in 2016.