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Shenila Abbas, Assistant Headteacher

Brief Profile

Shenila is an exceptional secondary Mathematics teacher with 20 years of teaching experience. She has in depth knowledge of Mathematics teaching and assessment and has developed a successful structure to coordinate the mentoring of NQTs and PGCE students to high standards.  She is the course leader for the Maths TSST programme and has set up the curriculum for Chiltern Academy.  Shenila has worked with primary schools to improve Mathematics teaching and lessen the gap in the transition to secondary school. Shenila has been parts on university studies to promote mathematical thinking and manipulative structures.

Shenila is an outstanding facilitator for the Chiltern Learning Trust developing from NQT’s to senior leaders.

Qualifications and Experience

  • SLE, Power of Coaching  and OFP OlLEVI facilitator
  • PGCE in Secondary Mathematics, Brunel University
  • BSC Economics, Guildhall University
  • Maths Mastery
  • LLME (Local Leader For Maths Education)
  • PD lead for Maths Hub
  • NAMA member (National Association of Maths Advisors)

2019 – Present

Assistant Headteacher, Chiltern Learning Trust, Chiltern Academy


SLE Mathematics, Chiltern Learning Trust, Chiltern Academy


SLE Mathematics, Chiltern Learning Trust, Challney High School for Boys, Luton


KS3-KS4 Maths  teacher / Mentor, Stopsley High School, Luton


KS3-KS5 Maths teacher, Drayton Manor High School, Ealing


 KS3-KS5 Maths teacher, Oakland School, Horley, Surrey


Trainee teacher, Francis Holland School for Girls, London

Strategic Leadership and School Improvement

  • Appraisal
  • Professional tutor 
  • Coaching and development
  • Staff planned absence
  • Numeracy across the curriculum
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System Leadership and Partnership

  • SLE links
  • CTG
  • Challenge Partners