Bavaani Nanthabalan
  • The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Primary School
  • Netley Primary School & Centre for Autism
  • London

Bavaani Nanthabalan’s innovative approach and passion have transformed across the school. She oversaw the formation of an inclusive campus, complete with Centre for Autism and PRU to share expertise.

She has created partnerships with local organisations and businesses to ensure her pupils experience a range of memorable experiences and has transformed the school into a hub that reaches across Camden and other boroughs. Bavaani set up the Primary Careers Conference to introduce vulnerable children to a range of professions held by diverse and inspiring individuals to ensure they are fully aware of their options in later life.

Bavaani is a tireless and inspiring leader who has had an impact on countless staff, pupils and families. Everything she does is from the heart and for the children.