Asma Maqsood Shah
About Asma Maqsood Shah
Asma Maqsood-Shah is a Headteacher at a larger than average three-form entry primary provision situated in one of the most deprived areas of Sheffield. Her motivation stems from the belief that, although the catchment area the schools serve may be poverty-stricken, there is not a poverty of ambition amongst the children. She came into teaching with a strong belief that every child can, and has the right to, achieve no matter what their socio-economic background, race, religion or disability status. She is an advocate of quality education being central to the achievement of social mobility. These beliefs are a strong driving force and foster her ambition to serve a diverse community. Her primary areas of expertise include leadership development, early years, teacher development and EAL.
Asma is a strong promoter of lifelong learning and its importance in developing confident, self-motivated individuals who are active participants in an inclusive society. In her own pursuit of knowledge and professional development, Asma completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Sociology and then went on to complete her Masters in 19th Century English Literature. Her enthusiasm for teaching and learning has transcended her school, she has undertaken several qualifications whilst working in schools in order to enhance her own practice; including a professional executive coaching programme (ILM Level 7 executive coaching), NPQH and NPQEL.
Asma has translated her personal core values into her leadership, seeking to garner individuals who recognise their worth, are respectful of one another, value their differences and are driven to achieve their potential. She values the ability to communicate concepts and inspire conversations, helping to sculpt the next generation of both students and teachers.