Katharine Birbalsingh
headmistress, Michaela Community School; author, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: the Michaela way

Katharine Birbalsingh is headmistress and co-founder of Michaela Community School in Wembley, London. Michaela is known for its tough-love behaviour systems, knowledge curriculum and teaching of kindness and gratitude. In 2017, OFSTED graded the school as ‘outstanding’ in every category. In 2019, GCSE results showed 54 per cent of graded papers getting a grade seven or above with 90 per cent four to nine in Maths and 90 per cent four to nine in English.

Katharine read philosophy and modern languages at the University of Oxford and has always taught in inner London. She has made numerous appearances on television and radio and has written for several UK publications. Katharine has written two books and edited a third which is entitled Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers: the Michaela way. A second Michaela book will be out in the new year. Whether you agree with Katharine or not, she will make you think.

Follow Katharine on Twitter: @Miss_Snuffy


Saturday 2 November, 10:00 Pit Theatre
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