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Tuesday, 23 January 2018  
5. Jamadi-ul-Awwal 1439

Our teachers completed a Safeguarding and Student Welfare briefing where CoEJ SAN's Sukaina Merchant, our DSL Anam Panjwani and Head of Student Welfare Shabir Jivraj provided some in-depth understanding of the basics of Safeguarding and Student Welfare.

A very informative session that led to some very open, difficult but enlightening discussions between our staff and the facilitators.  Staff analysed case studies, worked through guidance from CoEJ and also covered Student Welfare topics including classroom behaviour management and what to do if they spot signs of concern in a child.

Congratulations to all the staff who attended the training, and extra special appreciation to them after attending training immediately after a full day at Madrasah.  Note of thanks for CoEJ for their support in strengthening our Safeguarding department.

    

"Indeed, We (God) offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, 
and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant
.” (Qur'an 33:72)

 

Alhumdulillah, we at Muhammadi Madrasah are taking our impact on the environment a lot more seriously.  We’ve begun to look into ways to contribute to our planet by being more mindful on how we use both our resources and our facilities.  To mark this new beginning we are introducing Eco-Monitors to our classes.

 

To encourage responsibility amongst our students, each teacher will nominate a new monitor for their class per week.  The responsibilities of this monitor will be to ensure that all lights are turned off when the last students leave the class, including at lunch break, and also to close all windows in the room.  This is the new monitor badge that will be given out to the nominated monitor each week, and we ask teachers to ensure they are returned at the end of the day as there will only be one per class provided.   

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For us teachers to show a good example, it would be even more helpful to keep an eye on the state we leave the classroom in; picking up rubbish and tucking in chairs and returning moved furniture to their original positions. 

 

These small contributions make a big impact on our own Akhlaq awareness, and Insha’Allah will go beyond the classroom and benefit us all by making us more socially considerate Human Beings.

 

We would love to hear from you if you have any further suggestions on how we can be more environmentally conscious at Madrasah, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your ideas.

 

Inset Day - September 10th 2016.

 

Term 3 Inset Day was held on Saturday 10th September at Abbasi Islamic Centre.

It was a wonderful opportunity for our staff to meet after the long break and get back into the Madrasah mood.  An excellent and interactive training session was facilitated by Ss. Nikhat Panjwani and she did an amazing job! It was fun, interesting and gave a new perspective on preparation and lesson planning.  With creative activities Ss. Nikhat showed us different techniques that we can use in our classrooms, as well the impact that being prepared can have even on a 5 minute lesson.  We look forward to some more great sessions in the future.

I would like to thank the staff who gave up their time to join us in this training session, and for their wonderful company as we shared a meal together.  Needless to say, it was disappointing to have cancellations even several on the morning of the Inset Day, it made a huge impact on our preparations for the event, which left us with excess food ordered, resources printed and time spent having to re-plan the details of the Inset Day.  This is a sad waste of Madrasah resources and also impacts everyones morale when they have worked to prep these events for weeks ahead. We understand well the meaning of volunteering and know that life brings it's own commitments, Insha'Allah we hope that staff who missed out on this training will be able to make time for future Inset Days.

 

 

Congratulations to Muhammadi Madrasah staff who took successfully completed the Madrasah Centre of Excellence Teaching Skills Programme held on 13th, 14th and 21st February 2016.

Muhammadi Madrasah is now well on it's way to having ALL their staff certified on this TSP course - Alhumdulillah.

Some feedback from participants: 

“It was insightful learning how to plan with the framework we learnt at the training – it has made an impact in how I will be planning my lessons from now on Insha’Allah”

“As a first time teacher I feel that the course really helped me to understand myself as a teacher and the things I need to do in order to effectively conduct a class.  The numerous activities that we took part in helped me explore different ways in which I can make the class interesting for my students.  Furthermore the course allowed me to really understand my students and the ways in which they learn as individuals and as a class.  I highly recommend this course for all teachers as it really changed my whole perspective of teaching. The most impactful moment for me was when I realized that every learner is different and its most important to connect to them heart to heart.”

“The MCE training was extremely enlightening, attending it allowed me to improve my social skills as well as equipping me with the skills needed to be an ideal teacher.  I really enjoyed the sessions and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in improving their teaching skills.”

“The course was an eye opener, interesting and informative. I learnt a lot of new ideas about learning styles, planning skills and teaching techniques by using different types of resources.  It was also simple and easy to understand.  I really enjoyed the course and would recommend all teachers to attend.  May Allah swt reward the whole MCE team in abundance. Ameen.”

“The teaching skills programme was very informative and insightful.  It made me think from the child’s perspective.  It made me realise my responsibility as a teacher and the effects and impact it leaves on childrens futures.  It raised awareness of inclusion and should be made compulsory for all teachers.  It made me realise it is vital to understand children are individuals and they have different ways of learning.  Focus more on how children learn rather then how to teach.”

“The course was inspiring in that it helped me understand my responsibility as a teacher and the degree of influence I have on my students.  The course also taught and equipped me with the skills and tools of how to teacher effectively taking into account different student learning styles and lesson planning techniques.”

“An invaluable experience from start to finish.  A very comprehensive course yet easily understandable.  I gained a wealth of ideas for lesson planning, teaching techniques and needs of learners”

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