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Wahid Zaman

Wahid Zaman
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About Wahid Zaman

Wahid was born and grew up in Halifax in a second generation Pakistani heritage family. He attended Beech Hill Primary School and then Crossley Heath Grammar School. He went on to study Chemistry at Salford University and continued with an MSc. in Radiochemistry, Radiation Chemistry and Nuclear Technology. He went on to do a PGCE in Teacher Training because of his drive to make a contribution to outcomes for disadvantaged communities.

He started his teaching career in Bradford. He has worked in a number of UK local authorities in schools with diverse pupil intakes and spent a year teaching children from a range of national backgrounds in Saudi Arabia.

Wahid was a primary headteacher in two schools from January 2007 until August 2016 when he became CEO of Nurture Academies Trust. Nurture Academies Trust is a trust of 6 primary schools across the Bradford district serving diverse communities.

He has made sure that he is a strong advocate for all the communities that the Trust serves but especially to provide a proud defence of BAME communities some of which can often be scapegoated for not succeeding in education.

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