I am currently a Multi Academy Trust leader in schools. I help shape the education of 3000 children and the development of hundreds of staff. It’s an immense privilege that I enjoy on a daily basis.
After completing my PGCE I rose through the teaching ranks, starting as a PE teacher, navigating Head of Year roles, Curriculum Leader and Senior Leader roles to become a Headteacher 17 years later. This helped propel me to being a key influencer in shaping young people’s education.
At Birmingham, I gained a number of skills that have been crucial to my personal and career development; time management, organisation, research and networking to name a few. Most importantly I learned that I was capable of more than I believed I was! I returned recently to complete an MA in Character Education.
To get the most from your university experience, explore as many different opportunities and meet as many types of people as you can. This will push you out of your comfort zone and enable you to challenge you to become the best version of yourself.