Sarah Rudd

"From being a mature student, I was confident to communicate effectively with parents and colleagues"
About my career

For six years, I have been Headteacher of a large inner city primary school in Manchester. We currently have over 650 children attending, with around one in three having additional learning or communication needs. Before this, I started out in education as a class teacher for four years, before leading Early Years and KS1 stage for three years. After this, I then became a Deputy Head for four years to where I am now.

From being a mature student, I was confident to communicate effectively with parents and colleagues but having had the experiences at MMU, I knew when to ask for support and where to look for advice.

My top tip for students is…

You need to make your CV stand out by undertaking different experiences that you can talk about at interviews, such as charity work, paid employment or volunteering within the community. Write your CV carefully and always keep up to date with changes in the profession, new initiatives and be ready for change.

I’m inspired by…

It is important to me that our school is the hub of the community, where parents and children are supported through their learning. Consequently, we have built a highly inclusive school, where individual children’s needs are addressed.

Why I love Manchester Met

I was very confident in my teaching skills after completing the course at MMU.