Mohsen Ojja was appointed as Principal of The Crest Academies in January 2015. The school serves a community where over 80% of students speak English as an additional language and the proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is much higher than the national average. Previous to this post Mohsen worked as a senior leader in a number of challenging London schools.
Mohsen has been teaching for 12 years, entering the profession to share the passion for education he gained from his degree at the Sorbonne University. He speaks several languages fluently and is particularly interested in the science of language learning. As a teacher and leader in school he aims to promote academic excellence for all.
Mohsen is driven to close the attainment gap through great leadership and aims to secure an education system that offers meaningful pathways and fulfilling learning to all students.
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