Sarah Bibi

Cumberland Lodge Fellow, 2022-24


Sarah is undertaking her PhD in Education at the University of Manchester, looking specifically at the impact of school leadership policy and practice on teacher wellbeing. Sarah is the lead researcher at Mulberry Schools Trust in East London, leading on projects that explore key issues such as attainment disparities for certain characteristic groups, girls’ education and the impact of economic and social inequalities in education. 

Alongside her academic roles, Sarah is a trustee of Teach First, a national charity that works to end the educational inequities that affect deprived students to end the cycles and experiences of disadvantage.

With an undergraduate degree in Law and a Masters in Educational Leadership, Sarah qualified as an English teacher in 2014 and taught for seven years across a range of contexts in Greater Manchester and the Middle East before beginning her academic career. With an undying commitment to support young people, Sarah works for a local tutoring company in Oldham, her hometown and one of the most deprived areas of England, on the weekends to keep in touch with her love of classroom teaching. Sarah is also a teaching assistant at Manchester, supporting students on MA and PGDE programmes.

Sarah’s passions and values are deeply rooted in education, service to others and being able to make a positive impact and difference for the most vulnerable groups and members of our society.