Anna specialises in helping organisations at a strategic level, increasing the impact they have on disadvantaged young people. She has worked with charities, schools and social enterprises, translating organisations’ aims into deliverable projects for young people. She has particular expertise in bringing together stakeholders from different backgrounds and in supportingorganisations as they reflect on how they can improve their outcomes for disadvantaged young people.
She spent the early part of her career in Lewisham, gaining valuable insights into the process of turning a failing school (9% A*-C inc. Eng and Maths) into a flagship academy. She furthered her leadership experience whilst teaching in Norwich where she led whole school initiatives, specialising in data analysis, creating tailored intervention packages and implementing school improvement strategies. Anna has been a mentor, a Learning Associate for Teach First and led a team of fellow teachers during the Teach First Summer Institute in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University. She has worked extensively in youth-work as a co-ordinator of an annual Quaker summer camp for seventy 11-14 year olds, developing their engagement with society and identity as young adults. She is also a judge for the charity Never Such Innocence’s school poetry competition. Anna holds a first class Honours degree in English and Drama and gained a distinction for her Poetic Practice Masters, both from Royal Holloway, University of London.