Bukky Yusuf is an associate assistant headteacher leading the NQT / ITT development programme and IT to enhance teaching & learning. She has spent over a decade in London schools, teaching Science, A level Chemistry and Level 3 BTEC. She is also a Secondary science consultant and qualified coach. Bukky is a London regional leader for WomenEd and is registered as a leadership coach as part of a pilot run by the Department for Education. She has presented at various conferences including Bett, PedagooHampshire and WomenEd, supporting the development of educators at all levels and promotes initiatives to help colleagues maintain their wellbeing. Bukky shares these key messages through social media such as StaffRm, Twitter and Yammer
This blog is an overview of a presentation that I delivered at a Lead Meet event in June 2016. The end of my first senior leadership post has provided the best opportunity to reflect upon the most relevant things that I have learnt. In this role, it became apparent that the skills and attributes that helped me reach this particular point were not necessarily the ones that would enhance my skills / influence as a leader. The seven points below are a summary of my reflections during this period of time and an outline of things I wish that I had known at the start.