Amjad Ali

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Speaker Topics

  • Teaching
  • School Effectiveness
  • Raising Standards
  • Learning
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Assessment


Amjad Ali (@ASTSupportAali) is a senior leader and teacher working in challenging schools. He is a qualified, practising SENCO, completing the National SENCO Award in 2015 with a Merit. Amjad is also a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher in Teaching and Learning, undertaking Specialist Leader in Education accreditation by July 2017. Before stepping into the world of education, he spent time as Play Worker and Learning Support Assistant in Young Offenders Institutes.

He has worked with all sectors, from trainee teachers to Head Teachers, delivering training on a range of topics across the United Kingdom.

He is ambitious and committed to making a difference to the education system by inspiring changes. He is a current teacher, he tweets and tweaks his practice to help others improve theirs. Which in turn helps him and his students too. He writes a reflective blog entitled NewToThePost where he discusses many elements of his leadership and experience; Click here to read.

For Amjad, education is about ensuring wherever you come from, whatever your parents do or not do, does not impact on a students' potential of success. Whatever success means to that young person, it should be found and celebrated.

Amjad has previously co-organised some of the country’s largest teachmeets such as #TMOxford and #TMLondon. He also presents keynotes and offers workshops and inspirational addresses at various educational events. Amjad's sharing 'portfolio' involves the setting up international initiatives such as #TwitterCoachingED and #CultureBoxED.

Most recently he Co-found #BAMEed a grass-roots movement aimed at ensuring our diverse communities are represented as a substantive part of the education workforce for teachers and leaders in education.

Current Positions Held

Assistant Headteacher
Consultant providing deep dive days work on Inclusion and Teaching & Learning days

Personal Achievements and Awards

Nominated for a UK blog award, his website is ranked in the top ten UK websites - Teaching Toolkit has had millions of page views!

Relevant Career and Professional Background

Teaching Assistant in Huntercombe prison 2005 - 2006

Teacher at The Bulmershe School 2006 - 2013

AST at Wokingham Local Education Authority 2011 - 2013

Assistant Headteacher Cheney School 2013 - 2017

Additional Information

Recent feedback:
Tireless, motivated and committed he’s a pleasure to work alongside.
Generous, innovative and entertaining; Amjad’s Try This Teaching Toolkit website has a million plus image views from teachers all over the World.
Sought after as a speaker he has inspired teachers, from across the country; enabling them to improve their teaching and pupils’ learning.
Engaging and knowledgeable he has been a highlight at many TeachMeets and INSET days. His humane insightful approach to working with pupils who have additional needs is focused on giving all pupils the chance to shine and flourish.
Tireless, motivated and committed he’s a pleasure to work alongside.
I first encountered Amjad at the BETT conference, where he delivered a TeachMeet presentation which packed half a dozen fantastic, practical ideas into the space of just a few minutes. On the basis of this I invited him to deliver a whole day of staff training to our combined primary and secondary staff out in the International School of Toulousse. This turned out to be one of the best events we have ever hosted: Amjad is a warm and personable presenter whose credibility as a classroom practitioner meant that his advice, ideas and resources struck an immediate chord with teachers eager above all else for practical tips on how to engage and educate their students in fresh, engaging and effective ways. Rather than try to persuade us that every idea would work in every circumstance, Amjad appreciates that different teachers and different classes have different requirements, so his philosophy of "try it out, adapt it, keep it or ditch it" was refreshing and inspiring. By the end of the day every teacher was able to leave feeling that there were several ideas that they could immediately try out with their students. On this basis I have no hesitation in recommending him as an excellent investment for any school looking for effective, high-impact staff training.

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