Anne has over 30 years of education experience as a teacher, Principal, Local Authority officer and senior civil servant Her career spans education and industry. Anne is Director of her own company ACE limited an educational solutions company supporting MATs, Free schools, Universities and School Boards. She is also a part time DFE Education Adviser. Anne is an adviser to the London leadership strategy. Before taking up her role with Academy Ambassadors, Anne was Deputy Director to the RSC (Lancashire and West Yorkshire) developing the education landscape of the region, challenging underperformance, assessing free school capacity and working with academies and trusts on governance and growth strategies. From 2013-2016, Anne was the Principal for the UTC in Media City UK taking it from vision to oversubscribed reality.
Free school pre-opening experience
Prior to 2013 she was Head of ICT at the Education Funding Agency (EFA), part of the Department for Education. Anne managed a national team of ICT Advisers providing expert ICT educational procurement support to all capital programmes. She advised free schools, UTCs, academies and Studio Schools on the development of the ICT aspects of their school development, and ensured that the first free schools, UTCs and Studio Schools opened with ICT partners in place. Prior to working in the EFA Anne was Education ICT Adviser for the South of England at Partnerships for Schools where she worked supporting and challenging local authorities and schools as they developed their aspirations for educational transformation through ICT investment. Anne has organised major DfE exhibitions at the BETT show, and developed ICT network events in London.
Other school experience
30 years as teacher, senior leader and principal. Extensive successful experience of school improvement through teaching and Leadership in London Schools.
Director of Camden City Learning Centre from 2001-2006. Responsible for the establishment of the CLC from curriculum design, building design, equipment tendering and staff recruitment. I established the CLC as a model for new ways of learning, for developing effective subject based CPD, for innovation and for analysing the impact on environment on learning.
All aspects of Academy and pre-opening project management, governance, education, admissions, pupil recruitment, marketing, policies, consultation, staff recruitment, ICT procurement and site-related activities.
- Chair, Freebrough Academy
- Non-Executive Director, Rosebridge Academy