Yasmin Akhtar - Associate Assistant Principal
Yasmin Akhtar has always had a passion for politics from a young age and even competed in the Model United Nations whilst studying at school and college. Yasmin graduated with a degree in Politics and International Relations at Aston University in Birmingham. After completing this degree, she decided to do a Secondary Schools Direct course as a teacher of History.
After graduating from Newman University as a teacher of History Yasmin went on to complete her NQT year at an outstanding girls’ school in the Hodge Hill area in Birmingham. As teacher of History Yasmin worked with the small History department to achieve amazing results with 94% of students in year 11 achieving a grade C or above.
After marrying her husband in 2016 Yasmin relocated to Leeds. Yasmin worked in one of the most deprived areas in Leeds - Seacroft. Yasmin was one of a handful of non-white teachers in a predominantly white British area. Although there were many challenges working at the school Yasmin was able to inspire students to take on a new subject called Citizenship. It was at this school that Yasmin was made a subject leader.
Yasmin decided it was time for a new challenge after having her daughter in 2018. Citizenship was a new subject introduced at Moor End Academy in 2019 and Yasmin successfully applied for the job of subject leader. Over the last couple of years, she has worked to develop the subject. It is now a popular subject in Key Stage 3 which had led to high take up numbers for the GCSE qualification.
Outside of school Yasmin enjoys her weekends with her young daughter. Yasmin loves reading biographies of political leaders and spends most of her holidays travelling to new countries.