Vanessa Joshua joined The Centre for Education and Youth as a Trainee Associate from the Centre for Social Justice, where she was undertaking research focused on reducing avoidable exclusions and improving the quality of alternative provision. Vanessa’s research focused in particular on the relationship between ethnicity and exclusion.
Vanessa has a BA in History, and is currently completing an MA in Global Ethics and Human Values. Previously she worked as a teaching assistant in primary and secondary schools. Her personal experience of permanent exclusion, and work with children with special educational needs and disabilities, has fuelled her passion for supporting better access to quality education for vulnerable children and young people.
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