Anoara is the author of Think!: Metacognition-powered Primary Teaching (click on the book for more information) published on 1st October 2021. 


Anoara is a primary practitioner of fifteen years and an experienced school leader of ten years. Anoara is qualified as a headteacher and is highly experienced at delivering inspiring workshops. She has implemented metacognitive strategies in two schools and has experience leading Year 6, History, English, curriculum, CPD, Pupil Premium, metacognition and attendance and punctuality and remote learning.


In addition to this, she has  created primary curriculum from scratch and implemented in two primary schools. Her experience includes creating two school libraries and being a writing moderator in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Anoara has also had four years experience of being a parent governor at a local secondary school. 

As part of her initial degree course, she studied a module of neurology and became fascinated with how the brain works. When she qualified as a teacher, her interest in the uses of cognitive neuroscience grew. 


Not only is she passionate about giving children the gift of reading but she is also passionate about women leading in education and well-being. She is a regional leader @WomenEdLondon and she is also on the steering group @HealthyToolkit. Anoara is a founding fellow of The Chartered College of Teaching and she has written an article called Metacognition: books, resources and teaching tips to help students know themselves as learners published in January 2018. 

You can find her on Twitter: @anoara_a

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