Carmel has recently joined the Tutor Trust as an external English trainer.  She taught English for 17 years in a variety of schools in Essex, London and Derbyshire.  She currently works at the University of Manchester as a PGCE English Secondary tutor and is also involved with training on the Teach First programme.  Carmel works for a leading exam board in a variety of roles.  She is a senior examiner for GCSE English Literature.  She is a CPD trainer which involves delivering a range of English based courses nationally and more bespoke training to individual schools.  She also works closely with schools in Sheffield and Derby on behalf of the exam board in supporting them with teaching and learning for GCSE and GCE.  Carmel has written articles that are focused on practical strategies to support trainee teachers in the English classroom.  She has also designed some teachers’ resources for Cambridge University Press to support the new GCSE specifications for English Literature.