Anne Hudson has been a teacher since 1985. She has taught in a range of schools including in Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Lambeth. She has extensive senior leadership experience, including 13 years’ headship of two large London secondary schools. Her MA from SOAS University of London is in African history. Anne’s PhD in education is from Leeds University. Her expertise includes teacher training, action research, leadership and governance and school improvement. She is deeply committed to lifelong learning and to empowering young people as agents of change. Prior to teaching, from 1978 to 1985 she worked for the Namibian liberation movement to end apartheid South Africa’s occupation of that country.