Raising Muslim Achievement: Parents, Curriculum and Schools
Date: Saturday 28th April 2012
Venue: Queen Mary University, Mile End, London
There are over 400,000 Muslim pupils in full-time school education, more than 96% of whom are being educated in the maintained (state) sector.
There is a substantial lack of representation and involvement from the Muslim community in the state school sector particularly on school governing bodies and the teaching profession.
Significant challenges include academic underachievement for a large proportion of Muslim children and the development of Islamic character, e.g. issues relating to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We consider the active and influential participation of the Muslim community in maintained (state) schools to be essential in bringing about significant improvements in the educational fortunes of Muslim children.
This conference aims to provide a platform to understand the factors behind this lack of achievement by including all stake holders; teachers, parents, governors, and schools. Through the seminars and workshops we will address and discuss ways forward in how we can each play a part in raising achievement.
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â€¢Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party (TBC)
Key note address: Government policy and Muslim educational achievement
â€¢Tahir Alam, School Governance Consultant and Trainer
Evaluating performance and the current educational landscape
â€¢Shahid Akmal, Chair of the Muslim Parents Association
Parenting for educational excellence
â€¢Dr Matthew Tariq Wilkinson, Research Fellow at Cambridge Muslim College
Moving towards a Muslim inclusive curriculum
â€¢Rukhsana Yaqoob, President of the Muslim Teachers Association
Raising the achievement of Muslim Students
Raising Achievement Workshops:
â€¢Teachers: Teaching at the heart of achievement
- with Shehzad Frank Bruce, Assistant Principal at Sidney Stringer Academy, Coventry
â€¢Curriculum: Improving Muslim achievement through the curriculum
Maurice Irfan Coles, Director of the Islam and Citizenship in Education Project
- with Dr. Matthew Tariq Wilkinson
â€¢ Governors & Governance: The impact of governors on raising achievement
Asif Muhammad, Chairman of the Association of Muslim Governors
- with Tahir Alam
â€¢Racism & Islamophobia: Recognizing the realities and overcoming the challenges
Dr Leon Moosavi, sociologist on race and religion
- with Mohammed Ansar, public speaker, diversity director and lecturer on Islamophobia
â€¢Pupils & Parents: Parenting for the 21st Century
- with Saleha Islam, NSPCC Senior Consultant, Safeguarding in Education Services
â€¢Faith & Education: Addressing the challenges of incorporating faith in education
Hardeep Saini, Depty Head, Park View High School, Birmingham
- with Monzoor Hussain, Assistant Deputy Head with, Park View High School, Birmingham
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