• The Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Crown Hills Community College
  • Gold Winners, Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Leicestershire

Farhan became Headteacher of this inner-city multicultural college of 1,500 pupils in 2017. Bringing a values-led approach to leadership, he believes that the journey is more important than the destination. He has transformed progress and attainment for pupils year-on-year and widened their educational experiences to raise aspirations.

Alongside redefining the college mission statement and values, Farhan introduced new ‘tough love’ policies to improve standards, including line-ups and a strict late policy.

His mission goes beyond improved academic grades, with a deep desire for all pupils to be able to compete with their peers nationally in line with ‘aspiration – ready to take on the world’. As part of their ‘six-year journey’, all pupils experience cultural visits that include annual trips to a University, to London, to the seaside and to the Peak District.

Beyond the classroom, Farhan has introduced a Sports Academy, Morning Mastery and help with the local food bank and homelessness projects.