Mrs Raku began teaching in 2008 as a Teach First teacher in a challenging school in inner city Nottingham. She quickly progressed into Leadership following her NQT year, taking on roles including Whole School Literacy Lead and Second in English.
In 2013, she joined Sir Christopher Hatton Academy as Head of English, and the following year she was designated as an SLE and was appointed Assistant Principal at SCHA. In 2015, she became Senior Assistant Principal with oversight for whole school Teaching & Learning, as well as retaining strategic leadership for English.
Most recently, Mrs Raku has been appointed as Vice Principal for Pastoral Standards and Student Support at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy. Through a combination of strategic overview, creative, practical solutions and careful monitoring, Mrs Raku ensures that behaviour and student support remain outstanding.
Mrs Raku has experienced 5 Ofsted inspections (3 in a Leadership role). She is currently accredited to facilitate the Olevi Outstanding Teacher Intervention programme (OTP) and has recently completed the Cambridge Effective Classroom Observation course.