Governance – Anne Birch

Anne has many years of experience in education and the public sector. She started her career as a teacher with a specific interest in special educational needs and in that capacity taught in a number of mainstream and special schools before moving on to work as an Advisory teacher and then to work for a number of local authorities as a senior officer and Director responsible for making sure that all children and young people got a good education.


She is a qualified executive coach, an associate member of the Society of Chief Executive Officers (SOLACE) and the Association for Director of Children’s Services (ADCS).


Her lifelong commitment has been to help children and young people get the education they deserve so that they can be the best they can. Since taking early retirement she has supported the Academy in this endeavour and has also set up her own business to support professionals from all walks of life achieve success in their career by developing their confidence so that they can take the next step in their professional journey.


She is a keen gardener, runner and enjoys scuba-diving when on holiday