Ute Steenkamp is Progress Leader Year 9 at the Gateway Academy, Governor for the GLC and Hate Crime Ambassador for Essex Police. Ute is an experienced lead with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry and holistic wellness of students. Skilled in pastoral development, inclusive education and teaching and learning with 15 years’ teaching experience, Ute currently teaches English and psychology. She has also completed online certificates from various universities in London, United States of America and Canada (Aboriginal world views and education, Leadership through emotion intelligence and currently Social Psychology and Creativity, Innovation, and Change.) Ute was recently awarded the Silver Winner for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School 2021 at the Pearson National Teaching Awards.