She spent the early part of her career in Lewisham, gaining valuable insights into the process of turning a failing school 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 sits on the Curriculum Review Panel as they conduct their annual thematic review, is on the advisory board for Apples and Pears and is 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.