I’m Salmah Akram the new Early Years Lead Educator for The Manchester Museum. Prior to entering the fascinating world of Museum and Gallery education, I trained and worked as a primary school teacher specialising in Early Years. I soon left my career in teaching to begin a Masters in Inclusive Education and at the same time took up the position of Early Years and Primary coordinator at The Whitworth Art Gallery. I am now very excited to get ‘stuck in’ to my new role here at The Manchester Museum and continue with the amazing work that Elaine and Amanda have been doing.
My personal philosophy towards education centres around the idea of ‘child led’ learning that looks at developing the whole child. I am strong believer in providing the tools to facilitate learning whilst still providing the opportunity for young children to develop their own ideas and perspectives.
I look forward to working closely with you all through our current EY programme as well as a range of projects, CPD’s and networking group. My normal days of work are Wednesdays and Thursdays. For any queries or just a chat you can contact me via telephone on 0161 306 1603 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.