Ruth Browne has had a lifelong interest in working with inner city youth. As a student at Manchester University she led on the Targeted Access Scheme, setting up a successful program on Moss Side to encourage young people in the area into further education. After graduation she went on to train at the Institute of Education and has now been teaching for over 12 years. She worked as a mainstream English teacher progressing to several positions of responsibility including Head of Student Support, Assistant Headteacher & Head of Aspire Alternative Provision, before joining TBAP in 2014.
She has a passion for supporting young people with SEMH and in 2010 went on sabbatical, studying educational interventions for gang affiliated youth in New York, Washington & the Caribbean. On her return she set up Aspire AP in Westminster;which was recognised as OFSTED outstanding, with all students making above average progress and achieving a minimum of 5 GCSEs including English & Maths.