Sheba Ahmed


Northfleet Nursery School

Role in School

Early Years teacher

Subject area of expertise/ SLE priority area

ITT, Leadership of Early years curriculum

What support you can bring to schools as an SLE

To share good practice with school leaders to support children in early years with English as an Additional Language and to build good foundations for these children.

Evidence shows that once children have acquired good linguistic skills in one language then they can easily transfer this to another language.

Previous career history

School 1 worked at: Northfleet Nursery School
Type of school: Nursery
Students: 3-4 year olds
Gender: Both
Role in school: Senior Leader, Mentor for ITT, class teacher
Time in school: 2006- current role

School 2 worked at: Cyril Jackson
Type of school: Primary school
Students: 3-11 year olds
Gender: Both
Role in school: Class teacher
Time in school: 1997-1998

What you hope to achieve from being an SLE

Support and develop school leaders to successfully engage EAL children to access the curriculum.

Share good practice and extend my skills further.

Acquire knowledge of other phases of education.

What you enjoy most about the teaching profession.

The learning journey of each child and making a difference.

Your future career goals.

To develop my leadership skills further.