Isabel comes from a background in community arts and has worked as an English teacher in 3 different countries, teaching students from primary age to adults. She was Head of the English Department at Mzingwane Boys’ Secondary School, Zimbabwe, before coming to Bradford, where she has worked in schools around the city. She has taught for Bradford College in various community settings, including at the Girlington Centre. Over 6 years, she designed and ran the curriculum for English language teaching in a refugee project, incorporating job search skills, CV writing, work experience and cultural orientation. She also designed and wrote a series of educational CD-ROMs about youth training and employment which have been used across Bradford’s schools. Isabel is an active member of her trade union branch and also a campaigner on environmental issues in Bradford West, where her daughter attended school and where she has lived for 30 years.
Qualifications: BA, MA (Cantab) English; Post Graduate Certificate in Education; Certificate in Interactive Multi-Media Production.