School Business, Finance and Operations Director, Thomas Tallis School
I've been the School Business, Finance and Operations Director at Thomas Tallis School in South East London since September 2019. It is a maintained secondary school with over 2000 pupils on roll. The highlights of my SBL journey so far have been winning an Emerging Leaders Scholarship from ASBO International and attending their conference in Maryland (USA), being shortlisted for the TES SBL of the Year 2020 award then going on to win the 2021 award and receiving an ISBL CEO Award 2020 for outstanding contribution to School Business Leadership. In 2019 I started 'SBMMentors' to match mentors and mentee within the SBL profession. Aside from this, in 2020 I founded the Association of BAME Business Leaders in Education. The key aim of the organisation is to promote diversity within the profession by supporting with CPD opportunities and amplifying voices of colleagues from a minority ethnic background.