Natasha Raheem


Assistant Principal - Literacy and Learning

Natasha began her teaching career in London as an English teacher and worked in schools with challenging contexts. She has a strong belief in social justice for all and is committed to improving the life chances of all students regardless of background or starting point. Whilst working in London, Natasha had several middle leadership roles; however, having grown up in Burnley, Lancashire, she was keen to continue her teaching career in the North of England. Consequently, in 2016, she joined Dixons City Academy as Assistant Principal responsible for learning and literacy. Natasha still teaches English and greatly enjoys this part of her role.

Natasha has a keen interest in teaching and learning and believes a great teacher also has to be a great learner. Natasha has a Masters in Education, which she obtained in 2010 from Durham University. She also graduated from the Teaching Leaders Fellow programme in 2015 and achieved the CMI Level 5 award in Management Coaching and Mentoring. Natasha greatly values the importance of reading and research in improving leadership and management. As part of her role, Natasha leads on whole school CPD; she feels privileged to work with such a talented staff body and strives to support staff so they are empowered to teach and lead.

Being an avid reader, Natasha seeks to inspire all students to become lifelong readers and wants all students to read a range of high quality books, believing that reading has the power to transform lives. Natasha is committed to serving the students of Bradford and ensuring her leadership of learning and literacy enables students to fulfil their potential and change the world for the better.