Justine Brian
director, Civitas Schools

Justine was formerly the director of the Academy of Ideas Debating Matters sixth-form debating competition. She believes in the importance of education and grappling with big ideas – and practised what she preaches by completing a degree in classical studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, as a mature student. She now runs Civitas Schools, a charitably funded network of supplementary primary schools which provide educational support for children who have fallen behind in English and maths, and whose parents would otherwise be unable to afford first-class private tuition to help support them.

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