Justine Brian

Director of Civitas Schools

Justine was formerly the director of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters sixth-form debating competition. She believes in education and grappling with big ideas – and practised what she preaches by completing a degree in Classical Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, as a mature student.

Email: Justine Brian


Sadiyah Mir

Assistant Director

Sadiyah started at Civitas Schools as an English and maths teacher. She is an approachable and active member of her community and has led various fundraisers. She is a Fine Art graduate from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Email: Sadiyah Mir


Sarah Boyes

Education Advisor

Sarah has been teaching for Civitas since June 2006 and is the project’s Education Advisor, responsible for teacher training, support and guidance. Alongside teaching at a number of Civitas schools around London, Sarah is a freelance writer on literature. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Pembroke College, Cambridge.