Charity worked for ten years as a primary teacher, later making the most of her English subject specialism and moving into Senior Leadership. At this time, she became Assessment Lead, with a particular interest in how to simplify processes in order to reduce workload. Her interest in using technology to solve problems developed and she soon went on to become the founder of Mappix, a software platform for assessment which was short-listed for ‘Device for Teaching, Learning and Assessment’ at this year’s BETT Awards, - quite an achievement for a Start Up company! She lives in the South West, travelling to support schools across the country with simplifying assessment and addressing the work-life balance. Her ethos is, “Let teachers teach!"