Meet your coach: Anne Palmer

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Anne Palmer
CEO – Fig Tree International Ltd
Managing Director – The Federation of Independent Schools

Ann has over 30 years of extensive experience in education, with 21 of these being in senior leadership positions.

She established a background in leading and turning around schools in challenging circumstances. Ann’s exposure within the wider aspects of education has been both broad and diverse. She has held headship roles in large and culturally diverse schools in both primary and secondary phases.   ‘A leader who leads with flair and vision’ and is described as inspirational.  She was an experienced tutor on the NPQH programme, is an accredited Coach, trainer and keynote speaker. Ann has a wealth of experience having worked with governors, LAs, the DfE, OFSTED, schools, universities and businesses in this and other countries, mentoring/supporting principals and training colleagues and other professionals.  She was awarded the Freeman of the City of London in 2010.

Ann is Lead Advocate and Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.  She is a strong and dynamic voice in education.