24 Nov Maria NewsomeFoundation Governor and St Matthias Local Advisory Board member
Maria is a former primary school teacher who is now a trainee solicitor with Mishcon de Reya. She is eager to use her previous knowledge of the education sector and the new skills from her legal career to support the federation’s schools. Her previous experience working in schools has given her an insight into the running of schools from both the day-to-day perspective, as well as an understanding of school improvement plans, parents’ concerns, financial constraints and Ofsted. Maria lives in Hackney and did work experience at St John the Baptist as a teenager when she was interested in teaching as a career.