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Friday Feature: Mr Zafar

9th February 2024

What is your current position at King Edward's Witley, and how long have you worked here?

It’s coming up to a year as Ridley House Matron.

What is your background and where do you live now?

I’ve had many successful jobs before joining KESW. However, I didn’t get much fulfilment from them and had always wanted to be a teacher and was always told that I’d make a good teacher by family and peers. A year ago, I decided the time was right to start my career within education and found a placement in a school in Croydon. A few weeks into the new career I was also working a second job doing security at Top Golf. That’s where I met this bubbly, positive, Irish Housemistress who was leading a school trip. Luck would have it she was in need of a Matron and I, a taste for developing my career in education. A small conversation later I ended up very quickly joining a new community: King Edward’s Witley. I now live at KESW and have decided that this was the right move and teaching is for me. I owe her a lot and will forever be grateful for our chance encounter and everything she’s taught me and for my place in this wonderful KESW family.

What is your favourite thing about working at King Edward's Witley?

The community at KESW.

Who is someone you have always admired and why?

One person I have always admired is Muhammed (pbuh). Although he has many defining qualities the one I admire and try to implement in my life is patience.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

People will try telling you what to believe, make sure to develop your sense of right and wrong. Over time you will learn to follow a path that leads to your own truth. When you get to this point, immerse yourself and give it your all.

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