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Zahid Bhatti

Principal & Chief Executive

Zahid Bhatti

I joined EMBS because I believe that all members of our community have a right to an excellent education delivered in an environment of respect, inclusion and kindness.
Principal & Chief Executive

I joined EMBS in 2011 because I believe in inclusive quality education that engages, inspires and delivers in meeting the needs of all members of our community in an environment of respect, inclusion and excellence.

For over fifteen years, I have taken leadership roles in organisations which strive to support socially excluded groups through the not-for profit sector, which has been the focus of my professional and personal work. Whilst operating and managing a range of projects at local, regional and national levels, I have focused on leading and facilitating organisational development, engaging and managing stakeholders and delivering front line services.

My academic background includes an Honours Degree in Philosophy and Psychology and Post Graduate Diploma in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, Masters in Educational Psychology at the University of Manchester and I am currently working towards a Masters in Educational Leadership & Management from Oxford Brookes University.

Testimonials

«...I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family.... »

«I arrived in this country four months ago, without any confidence in my English and really scared to be an independent person at sixteen. I didn't know what my next steps were since the education in my country is really different. One day, my aunt bought me to EMBS. At the beginning I was really insecure as I didn't even know how to use the bus and get there, it made me feel like a child surrounded by grown up people that didn’t understand me at all. Ever since I started to study here, everything negative that I used to feel has changed completely. I’ve got to meet amazing people like Jo and Jane, who took care of me and were concerned about my future. I’ve also got to make amazing friends like Aisha and Abner that always make me laugh and feel positive about life. Of course, this is not the only thing that the EMBS has given me: they also are deeply involved in my education and they help me in any way possible to achieve my purpose, which is go to university and study human rights. If I am being honest, I not only consider EMBS a college - I also see it as my family. »

~Daniella

«...I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and often felt very awkward to start conversations with people around me, I never spoke unless I was spoken to but after a few months of being here I gained confidence and was able to communicate with other people comfortably, made good friends and feel like I knew myself. I really enjoyed my time at EMBS, meeting so many different people and making lots of fun and happy memories.»

~Aakifah

«...The staff are really nice and friendly.... »

«Before I came to EMBS I was very shy and not confident, I used to be very afraid to speak English outside of college. But after several months, EMBS helped me to gain more confidence and especially improve my spoken and written English. The staff are really nice and friendly.»

~Daniel