Hackney welcomes its new Director of Education
Hackney Council is pleased to welcome Anne Canning as its new Director of Education and Head of Hackney Learning Trust.
Anne brings a wealth of experience, having worked as a maths teacher and head teacher in schools across London for 30 years, before becoming Service Head for Learning and Achievement at Tower Hamlets Council, where she was responsible for raising educational standards.
I am excited to take up my post at Hackney Council and to work with such an innovative and forward thinking team at the Hackney Learning Trust.
My priorities are supporting our schools to aim high and continue being ambitious for all pupils across the borough. I’m especially passionate about ensuring all young people, no matter what their background, receive the start in life they deserve, and that they make the right choices for them, post-16.
Chief Executive Tim Shields said: “We’re delighted to welcome Anne, who brings a wealth of experience in improving standards in schools and heading up a strong leadership team. Our schools have transformed beyond recognition in the last decade and I’m sure Anne will build on this success.”
Notes for Editors
Anne’s appointment follows the death of Hackney's previous Director of Education and Head of Hackney Learning Trust, Tricia Okoruwa, in September 2014.