Ms Jaspreet Hothi

Teacher of History and Sociology

Jaspreet Hothi is an experienced and passionate practitioner in both History and Sociology, teaching across key stages 3, 4 and 5, seeking to inspire young people to meet their potential and to create a lasting appreciation for history. Ms Hothi has a proven record of helping children progress, providing positive learning experiences as well as building and maintaining effective behaviour management systems. She is passionate about developing each individual student within a culture of high expectations and respect.

Ms Hothi is a History graduate from Queen Mary University, and holds masters in Gender, Society and Representation from University College London. She completed her teaching qualification from the National College for Teaching and Leadership in 2015 and has since excelled in each and every role she has endeavoured. During her previous teaching role at St Marylebone School, Ms Hothi was Head of Key Stage 5 EAL and Linguistic and Cultural Inclusion across the school, and her responsibilities have included ensuring that students are given the support and access to English that they need at all levels, training new staff and organising cultural events to promote diversity and inclusiveness across the school. This soon led Ms Hothi to her roles as an Interfaith Advisor for Westminster Schools, working alongside Westminster University in supporting SMSC in schools across London. Ms Hothi previously had the pleasure of being a Year 12/13 form tutor, providing UCAS application and future pathways support, including, personal statement review and interview preparation, with a high success rate of Oxbridge specific applications, including a number of EAL/IELTS students. During her second year of teaching, she was also promoted to Head of Sixth Form Committee and Student Voice. This additional role allowed her to support the Sixth Form Committee in organising charity events, whole-school initiatives, open evenings and fresher’s fairs.

Her implementations of extracurricular activities, such as Equality Society, Feminist Societies and Debating Clubs, have been a credit to her role as a teacher outside the classroom. She has organised weekly sessions, such as talks, guest speakers, presentations and debates, on a number of topics. This has led to exciting opportunities such as the MITMUNC trip to Boston, taking part in interviews on BBC Sunday Morning Live and ITV News, helping lead the annual Young Power Conference and working with the United Nations on the HeForShe campaign. The concept of empowerment is something Ms Hothi is passionate about within school and through her personal endeavours as a TED speaker and an award-winning poetry performer.

Ms Hothi has been recognised for her incredible work in education by 'We Are The City' organisation and won the Rising Star Award in Education in July 2017, as well as accolades such as being the winner of the Asian Women Of Achievement Award by Women of the Future in the Arts and Culture, being a finalist for the National Diversity Award for being a Positive Role Model, Voted one of the Top 10 Inspirational Sikh Women in the UK and Featured in Times of India – ‘Sikh Women to Watch’. Within the last year, Ms Hothi also has the honour of performing at the annual Commonwealth Service for Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey and the BBC Mandela Lectures.