Dr Charlotte Forwood is a teacher and speech pathologist with experience working in government, independent and special schools in Australia and the UK. She is the Leader of Advanced Learning at Strathcona Girls Grammar School. Her responsibilities include student learning, curriculum design, and staff professional learning. She has a particular interest in vocabulary development, language and literacy skills in upper primary/adolescence, transdisciplinary learning and metacognition. She is co-coordinator of the Boroondara Gifted Network.