Meet the team

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Kate Moorse

16-19 Consultant

Kate has over 40 years’ experience in curriculum, assessment and professional development at school, local authority and national levels.

Specialist in history and the humanities curriculum, she has worked cross-phase as adviser/inspector for 3 local authorities; as Ofsted inspector and Curriculum Adviser for the Qualifications Curriculum Authority (QCA). Since leaving QCA, she has worked as a consultant to schools, local authorities and national bodies. She currently works with primary humanities co-ordinators in a number of London local authorities, as 16-19 consultant for Hackney Education and as a volunteer, developing training programmes for rural young women to teach EY/KS1 classes in rural north India and cross-phase professional development programmes in Delhi and other urban centres. She is also an Honorary Fellow for the Schools History Project.

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Jo Margrie

14-19 Programme Manager

After a career in the creative and digital sectors Jo joined Hackney Education in 2010 to work on 14-19 projects.

She currently leads on supporting schools with achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks and meeting their statutory duties around careers. In 2015 she established The Careers Collaborative, a membership arrangement open to secondary schools in Hackney and the surrounding boroughs.

Jo is a member of the Operational Steering Group for London Councils’ Young People's Education and Skills Board, which monitors the overall effectiveness of activities that develop the education and skills of young Londoners. She also works with partners in Hackney and across the North East and Central London boroughs to support initiatives for young people who are Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET).

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Anya James

Senior Advisor for Post-16 Education

Anya has worked within Post-16 Education in Havering, Waltham Forest and Hackney as a classroom teacher, departmental leader and senior leader. Her teaching specialism is Social Sciences; with particular focus on developing best practice within A Level pedagogy and curriculum planning, including the restructuring of vocational courses to ensure inclusion and success for all learners.  

Currently, Anya works as the Senior Advisor for Post 16 Education in Hackney. Here she leads the provision for Post-16 support and advice, developing, extending and broadening the range of academic, vocational and technical pathways for our young people. She facilitates and coordinates the implementation and exchange of best practice across schools and colleges to ensure that Hackney continues to provide one of the best education offers in London.

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Jonathan Reid

Post-16 Project Officer

Jonathan has worked on the Post-16 team in Hackney Education for 8 years. Prior to this, his experience spans youth work, careers, publishing and the arts, including his work with the Connexions career service in Moss Side, Manchester, the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and as a database manager for a school in central London.

Jonathan specialises in supporting all Hackney’s Post-16 products and services for KS5, working to foster a sense of community between schools and colleges by organising Post-16 networks, training and events. Central to his role is the coordination of Post-16 project activity, including managing local initiatives, building and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders and schools, and embedding positive cultures and collaborative ways of working.