Zafir Shehlha

Shehlha Zafir

Area network lead

meet the team

Shehlha leads a team of colleagues as part of the BAMEed East Midlands regional network to focus specifically on the area of Northamptonshire.

The focus of the work is on improving representation in the teaching body across the region. The aims are:
  1. To visit schools to discuss and encourage Y11 and Post 16 students to consider teaching as a career in order to improve recruitment long term. 
  2. Promote the idea that ‘Be the representation you want to see’ is central to the work.
  3. To work with training providers for Primary and Secondary in order to actively encourage people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to apply for teaching across all subject areas and phases.
  4. To work with the local press and other agencies to support this work.