Maria Chalcraft
ELE: Assistant Headteacher, The Charter School East Dulwich

Maria Chalcraft is an Assistant Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 4 at The Charter School East Dulwich. Prior to that, Maria has worked as the Director of Sport and Key Curriculum Leader of Creative Performing Arts at The Charter School North Dulwich. Maria is also completing an MA in Culture, Language, and Identity in Education. She has recently researched the impact of student identity and the class system within education. Maria has a keen passion for research-based evidence, and the importance of this to support bridging the gap for all students, particularly those from disadvantaged background. Maria has recently worked with the Charles Dickens research school, using the EEF guidance report; implementation, to support schools across Kent,in training and retaining Great Teachers through a successful implemented CPD programme