Vice Principal Support and Guidance
I qualified as a Biomedical Scientist and came into the
profession after completing teacher training at Leeds University. I have taught
for 21 years, in five large Secondary Schools in Leeds and Bradford. I have
been a serving member of senior leadership for 14 years where my career has
been focussed on curriculum leadership of science, workforce development, SENCo,
curriculum, assessment, MIS systems, examinations and Deputy Head teacher. I
obtained my NPQH qualification in 2012 and became a Specialist Leader in
Education the same year. Spending such a long time training and recruiting new
staff made me recognise the value of sending the elevator back down as I have
progressed into senior roles.
It has always been my
philosophy that bringing on the next generation of teachers and leaders is my
gift to the profession that has offered me such excellent opportunities. This
year I continue to facilitate the suite of NPQML and NPQSL qualifications on
behalf of the DFE and Leeds Carnegie University.
I joined Bradford Academy four years ago in 2015, where I am
currently Vice Principal overseeing Support and Guidance. I am the strategic
lead for all matters pertaining to safeguarding, Child protection, SEND, EAL
and looked after children. I am
privileged to work with a large team of professionals who strive to ensure the
very best provision is available to guide every learner to their chosen
destination. I am proud to say I still actively teach science and have the
pleasure of leading on the Entry Level science qualification.
I truly believe the value of a good education
cannot be measured by just exam results. The learners at our Academy will not
only move on to their chosen destination with excellent grades but a sense of
community, justice and care for others.
Being a member of BA is a special and that membership extends well
beyond the August leaving date, the door is always open here