Poppy Wells

Primary school teacher and mother

After the birth of her daughter, Poppy felt afraid to venture out of the house alone, fearful of societal judgement. Living for the first year of her daughter’s life with Ekaya, a not for profit providing temporary accommodation for predominantly black and ethnic minority women, Poppy became passionate about supporting young mothers. Now, Poppy is a primary school teacher and lives and works in inner London. She was named London’s Newly Qualified Teacher of the Year in 2019 and she represented Ekaya at a conference in Brussels regarding the rights of young citizens in Europe. 

As a mother and teacher, Poppy works towards eliminating barriers that prevent children from realising their full potential, regardless of their backgrounds. When she’s not at school, Poppy enjoys days out and travelling with her daughter. Balancing work, home and a social life can be pretty tricky, but, babysitter permitted, Poppy also loves trips to the theatre. 

Favourite TED Talk:

Rita Pierson
Every kid needs a champion

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