Meet the Board

Arifa Nasim

Founder & Executive Director

At 14 Arifa was inspired to become an activist after reading Daughters of Shame by Jasvinder Sanghera. Her vast youth leadership experience includes advising and representing Plan UK, internal governance and speaking at national education conferences such as The Festival of Education. She is on the UK Youth For Change secretariat, a DFID funded global movement working to promote effective and meaningful youth participation.


In 2015 Arifa was selected to be an Official UK Youth Delegate to the United Nations.

She attended the 70th UN General Assembly and spoke at High Level Events alongside Secretary of State Justine Greening. 

In 2017 she became a Global Teen Leader at the 9th Just Peace Summit, held by the We Are Family Foundation.

Arifa develops the educational materials at E2E, is the head of training, and manages the day to day operations.

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Jenny Smith

Head Teacher & Director

Jenny is Headteacher of Frederick Bremer School in Walthamstow, North-East London. A diverse community school of 900 pupils, the school was recently featured in Channel 4’s ‘Educating the East End’. One of the reasons the school agreed to participate was to promote community education and it’s pivotal role in local communities. Her passion is in part derived from seeing the fundamental impact the 11+ exam had on her family and friends growing up in the London Borough of Sutton.


Jenny joined the school in September 2012, her first headship at the age of 39. She had previously worked for 8 years as Deputy Headteacher. She is committed to community education, and has spent her career working in inner city London communities. She came into teaching late after studying Modern History and Politics at Sheffield University. Jenny remains an active teacher, and a passionate advocate for the craft of the classroom.

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Nigel Straker

Deputy Teacher & Director

Teaching since 1979, Nigel was a Deputy Head for over twenty years. He has always endeavoured to enthuse students with a passion for learning. Nigel has lectured extensively on educational issues. Inspired by Prof John Hattie's work, Nigel has found that positive teacher-student interaction is the most important factor in effective teaching and student well-being.


In his work, Nigel emphasises the importance of being human, happy and creating value within our communities as the major purpose of education. Moved by a campaign led by one of his students, Nigel has become active in raising awareness about Honour Nigel has won many awards throughout his teaching career including an Advanced Teacher Scholarship to Columbia University in New York.

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Ella Purnell

Ambassador and Events Manager

Acting professionally since her first appearance aged 9 in the West End production of Oliver, her film debut was in the feature film Never Let Me Go, age 12. Since then Ella has acted in several hit films while completing her education. In 2016, among she played a lead role in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children. She also works with Youth for Change on their Train To Protect campaign, has collaborated closely with Creative Visions since 2015, and has experience volunteering and working with children.


Ella feels strongly about educating underprivileged youth about mental health, professional skills, personal development and helping them realise their own creative ability. She continues her philanthropic work with young people on these issues, honour abuse, women's rights and creative activism, whilst maintaining her acting career.

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