I was born in 1966 in Nairobi, Kenya and came to England in
1972 when my parents were forced to leave a country that was becoming
politically unstable. Having a
relatively affluent lifestyle in Africa we found ourselves starting from
scratch in Salford, Manchester where I grew up until leaving for University and
marriage (at the same time!) in 1985.
as a Biochemist and after having my three children, became a teacher. . I have taught for 25 years, most of those in
Bradford, with a brief spell in Manchester as a Deputy Headteacher at an
outstanding comprehensive school. I came to Bradford Academy as a Vice
Principal in 2008, progressed to Principal in 2015 and have been the Executive
Principal since 2016.
I am the Executive lead for the Academy and as such, spend a
lot of time dealing with the business aspects of the organisation, making sure
we are providing the best quality education for our youngsters and making sure
we are a safe, secure and vibrant learning organisation. I love the diversity
of my role; I can go from a board meeting, into lunchtime duty and across to a
nursery classroom where children are “dressing up” all in the space of a day.
My ambition for our students is that they grow to be decent
human beings, that care for themselves and those they interact with and that
they have the ability to influence their own futures.