Adrian Bower is recognised nationally as an English consultant for NATE (National Association for the Teaching of English). As a member of the National Literacy Trust, he has access to the latest research and resources related to English and literacy teaching. He has eighteen years teaching experience within secondary schools in London and the South West. Most recently, before becoming a consultant, Adrian worked at the Marine Academy Plymouth as an assistant vice-principal with responsibilty for the core subjects (English, maths and science), humanities, modern foreign languages and citizenship. Since becoming an academy in September 2010, Marine Academy Plymouth significantly improved their results at both level 2 and 3. Adrian was a key member of the team who worked, in partnership Plymouth Univerity, on the many positive changes that have been implemented.