Anne Haig Smith

Anne Haig Smith

Having taught abroad, Anne returned to the UK as a language teacher. This later developed into a role in Adult Basic Skills which involved implementing the Skills for Life Strategy at West Oxfordshire College.

Following merger with Abingdon College in 2001, Anne has taken on a variety of managerial roles within Abingdon and Witney College all linked to English and Maths. Anne is currently Head of Faculty for English and Maths and the Learning Centres, which involves overseeing the extensive GCSE and functional skills provision, as well as co-ordination the Core Maths Early Adopter Project.

She recently contributed to the ‘Making Maths and English Work for All’ panel as an expert witness and is chair of the AOSEC English and Maths Network. Most recently Anne has been the Regional Adviser in London for the ETF funded GCSE Leadership and Governance project and she manages the GCSE in FE Linkedin group.

Inspiring and motivating students to succeed in GCSE English

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Achievement of GCSE English has never been higher on all our agendas. Crucial to ultimate success is taking students from the disappointment of a D grade and inspiring them to put in the extra effort that gives them a real chance of improving by at least a grade.