Aisha Akhtar

Director of Behaviour, Safeguarding and Personal Development


Having dedicated over 15 years to the Independent sector, I possess a deep understanding of the dynamic landscape of education. Throughout my career, I have adeptly balanced tradition with modernity, allowing me to devise innovative solutions to contemporary challenges. My passion for education and commitment to excellence have driven me to consistently enhance the learning experiences of students under my care.

I embarked on my leadership journey at an early age, being appointed Headteacher at just 26. This role has seen me successfully lead numerous inspections across various inspectorates, consistently achieving positive outcomes. My leadership philosophy is rooted in a strong focus on pupil outcomes, and I have worked tirelessly with key stakeholders—parents, teachers, and pupils alike—to establish and maintain robust systems that drive teaching and learning forward.

My experience spans across secondary schools, including those with boarding provisions, providing me with a comprehensive understanding of the diverse needs of students. As Head of English, I have specialised in leading literacy initiatives within both primary and secondary settings, significantly improving literacy standards across the board. My expertise in this area has been instrumental in fostering a love for reading and writing among students, thereby enhancing their academic performance and personal growth.

Central to my approach is a deep-seated commitment to the personal development of students. I firmly believe in nurturing not only their academic abilities but also their personal and social skills. This holistic approach ensures that students not only excel academically but also grow into well-rounded individuals prepared for future challenges.

Currently, as an Educating Excellence consultant, I continue to share my expertise with a broader audience. I work closely with educational institutions to implement best practices, develop strategic plans, and drive continuous improvement. My consultancy work is characterised by a hands-on approach, tailored to meet the unique needs of each school, and aimed at fostering an environment where both students and staff can thrive.

In summary, my extensive experience, innovative approach, and unwavering dedication to educational excellence position me as a leader capable of navigating and shaping the future of education. Through collaboration, creativity, and a commitment to continuous improvement, I am dedicated to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.