Amjad Ali is a Teacher, Trainer, TEDx speaker and Senior Leader. He currently works four days a week in a start up secondary school and offers CPD/INSET on his other day. Amjad has worked in challenging, diverse schools. He is a qualified, practising SENCO, completing the National SENCO Award in 2016. Amjad is also a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher in Teaching and Learning and will be undertaking Lead Practitioner and Specialist Leader in Education accreditation by September 2018. Before stepping into the world of education, he spent time as Play Worker and Learning Support Assistant in Young Offenders Institutes.
Amjad has worked with all sectors and with trainee teachers to Head Teachers, delivering training on a range of topics across the United Kingdom and world.
He is ambitious and committed to making a difference to the education system by inspiring changes. He is a current teacher, who tweets and tweaks his practice to help others improve theirs. Which in turn helps him and his students too. He writes a reflective blog entitled NewToThePost where he discusses many elements of his leadership and experience.
For Amjad, education is about ensuring wherever you come from, whatever your parents do or not do, does not impact on a students’ potential of success. Whatever success means to that young person, it should be found and celebrated.
Amjad has previously co-organised some of the country’s largest teachmeets such as #TMOxford and #TMLondon. He also presents keynotes and offers workshops and inspirational addresses at various educational events such as the Telegraph Education Festival, #NRocks #SRocks, Northern Learning Conference and many others all around the United Kingdom. Amjad’s sharing ‘portfolio’ involves the setting up international initiatives such as #TwitterCoachingED and #CultureBoxED.
Most recently he Co-founded #BAMEed a grass-roots movement aimed at ensuring our diverse communities are represented as a substantive part of the education workforce for teachers and leaders in education. See here for more info.