Liverpool’s first Black headteacher, Gloria Hyatt MBE, who set up an ‘outstanding’ academy in Toxteth working with high achieving youngsters and those at risk of educational exclusion was inspired into education herself as a child by a primary teacher who she said “made me think I could be like her.”
Gloria set up the Elimu Academy in Liverpool 8 in 1993, making her the city’s first Black headteacher.
Prior to that she had worked at schools across Liverpool, after training for a degree and masters in education at the city’s universities.
Now working as an educator and consultant, providing coaching and training to individuals and companies across the UK, Gloria has taken her passion for education and made history, inspiring generations of young people and professionals to achieve their potential.
As a child, Gloria ended up in foster care, and she told the ECHO: “I was born in L8 and