Sami Michael has worked for over ten years in the independent sector. He is Director of Junior Years and Admissions at Whitgift School, a leading independent boys’ day and boarding school in Surrey. Sami has overall responsibility for all admissions entry points offered at Whitgift – 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. He also has strategic pastoral oversight of Years 6, 7 and 8 to ensure continuity of care and development for students as they commence their school careers. Sami enjoys teaching his specialist subject, English, and is also trained both as a Designated Safeguarding Lead and in Mental Health First Aid. He studied English and Related Literature at the University of York before entering teaching.