Naheeda Maharasingam

Rathfern Primary School

Naheeda Maharasingam is a Local Leader of Education (LLE) and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. She is currently Head teacher at Rathfern Primary School. Education as transformation, empowerment and challenge is what she as a Head Teacher has an unrelenting passion for. She is a skilled researcher practitioner who has led a school from Special Measures to Outstanding. She is passionate about values, which enrich her vision and permeate her school culture with a focus on disrupting the trajectory for disadvantaged pupils. Ofsted recognised her role as a Lead Learner ‘The headteacher leads the school exceptionally well. She ensures that the whole school community shares her uncompromising commitment to equal opportunities and inclusion. She has a passionate commitment to her own continued learning and provides a superb role model for staff and pupils alike. ‘(Dec 2015) She has been in education for over 25 years as a Head Teacher for 12 years. Having held positions as a member of Senior Leadership Teams, she is well-versed at managing and leading diverse schools to success through her drive for social justice. She is the Network lead for the Chartered College of Teaching Research Hub in Lewisham which is developing a Teacher Research Network across Lewisham and beyond. Working with Dr. Shirley Larkin and Dr. James Mannion she leads on MARG (Metacognition Action Research Group across twelve schools (Ten Primary and Two Secondary).

Speaker's Session

Powerful knowledge: towards a pedagogy and curriculum for belonging