• The Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School
  • Ninestiles, an Academy
  • Silver Winners
  • 2023
  • Birmingham West Midlands

Ibraheem joined this comprehensive 1,500-student academy seven years ago. He has been an inspiring presence in the English department ever since. His particular passion for oracy, public speaking and giving a credible voice to young people is at the heart of everything he does. He has led the growth of the academy’s public speaking teams, taking learners to opportunities right across the region, as well as bringing in a range of external providers and developing outstanding curriculum events.  

Ibraheem has committed significant extra-curricular time to public speaking and debate clubs, which are among the best-attended at the academy. He has nurtured and developed a love of oracy that now runs across the school. 

Since becoming Head of English, Ibraheem has galvanized his team and overseen a significant improvement in results. He has enabled learners to compete with the most elite and highest fee-paying schools in the area. They have even competed against Year 12 and 13 students (despite this being a Year 7-11 school) in The Schools’ Mace, England’s oldest debating competition.