Andria Zafirakou, a teacher at Alperton Community School in Brent, won $1 million when she was crowned the best teacher in the world by the Varkey Foundation. Andria was born in north-west London to Greek-Cypriot parents and state-educated in Brent and Camden. She is an art and textiles teacher in Brent on the outskirts of London, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse places. She is passionate about education and changing the lives of young people and underserved communities through creativity and author of a new book: Those Who Can, Teach: What it Takes to Make the Next Generation.
A New Education Story with Big Change
After a year of homeschooling and no exams, it’s time to ask big questions about education. What do we want to hold onto, what must we get back to, and what needs a rethink?