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Kaisra Khan

Lead Practitioner (Teaching & Learning)
The Kingsmead School

Kaisra Khan graduated from Leicester Polytechnic in 1980 with an honours degree in Chemistry and Biology. A year later, she completed a PGCE at Leicester University, majoring in secondary science. She took up her first teaching post at The John Ellis community College (11-16), where she completed her probationary year and after a further 3 years, she was promoted to Head of Combined Science at The City of Leicester School (11-18) in 1985. At this school Kaisra taught KS3, 4 and A-level Chemistry.

In 1991, she moved to Moat Community College (11-16) on promotion to Head of Science, where she was part of a pilot project for the SATs and a new GCSE Science course for Salters. Furthermore, Ms Khan was part of the pilot project for developing the Challenger Mission at the National Space Centre, Leicester. Then, in 2001, she took up a headship at the Al- Aqsa School and after taking it out of special measures in one term, she returned to mainstream teaching at Humphrey Perkins High School (11-14) in 2002.

In 2004, she took up the post of Head of Science at Humphrey Perkins High School. Between 2010 and 2012, Kaisra trained to be an Ofsted Inspector and was signed off to inspect primary and secondary schools. In 2011, she was admitted into the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow in recognition of her work in science education in schools as a teacher.

Currently, she is The Lead Practitioner (Teaching & Learning) at The Kingsmead School (11-16), Derby, working with the senior management of the school to improve the quality of learning across the provision.
Kaisra has a keen interest in promoting science education in schools to ensure young people have a sound foundation in chemistry, physics and biology in order to enable them to pursue science-related careers. She is passionate about STEM subjects and to that end organises for pupils to visit her ‘second home’, The National Space Centre in Leicester on a regular basis. She is bringing this enthusiasm and her broad experience in teaching to the Chartered College of Teaching.

Kaisra Khan will be speaking at:

Teacher Panel: Why being brave is important

2017/02/18 14:15 - 15:15

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