Christine Counsell is a consultant specialising in supporting schools, partnerships, Trusts and Teaching Schools in curriculum and teacher development. After her early career holding teaching and leadership positions in state schools in Gloucestershire and Bristol, Christine worked as local authority adviser in primary and secondary schools, Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge with responsibility for the history PGCE and, most recently, as Director of Education of a MAT serving areas of acute disadvantage in East Anglia. Alongside this she has worked as adviser, trainer and speaker, for scholars, teachers, leaders and policy-makers, both nationally and internationally, specialising in the teaching of history in post-conflict zones. Christine has published and edited numerous textbooks, academic books and articles, and is editor of Teaching History. In 2016 she served on the DfE Workload Solutions group and from 2017-19 she served on the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group. Christine has recently joined the David Ross Education Trust as Trustee. She recently trained all HMI in the basic principles of the new Ofsted inspection framework.