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