To establish a school of excellence both Islamic ally and academically.
To empower the children with the highest academic standards and environment, to enable them to make a positive difference within society.
The school aims to:
- Deliver both the Islamic and National Curriculum within an Islamic environment;
- Provide the learning experiences which are appropriate for individual children to ensure their continuity and progression;
- Help all children realise their potential and acquire knowledge, concepts and skills by building on previous experiences and success;
- Encourage children to be active participants in their learning process and provide practical learning situations relevant to the child’s experiences.
To promote sound Islamic attitudes where children learn respect for others, form positive self images and care for their environment, so that they may actively become responsible within the community. Our school will adhere to the following fundamental principles:
- To follow the Quraan and Sunnah in all our actions;
- To ensure the education of our pupils is paramount;
- Respect and tolerance for all;
- Collective teamwork;
- Striving for excellence in all that we do.
All pupils have the right to equal opportunity through a stimulating and accessible curriculum. Our school will positively promote diversity and equality of opportunity, recognising that we are here to serve a diverse and multi-racial society. We are committed to the view that organisations make better decisions if they are truly representative of the wider community.
Association of Muslim Schools
Quwwat-ul-Islam is a proud member of the Association of Muslim Schools. Please click the link for further information.
Promotion of Good Behaviour
Positive behaviour is always encouraged, using the 5 behaviour management techniques:
1. Praise Positive Behaviour.
2. Provide some extrinsic rewards.
3. Post your rules in the front of the class next to the whiteboard and refer to them often.
4. Plan ahead for effective transitions.
5. Silence is powerful.
The following techinqiues are also used:
- Points on the mashâAllah chart resulting in achievement certificates
- Badges or symbols such as happy faces which children can wear
- Special responsibilities, such as class representatives, register monitors and/or school council representative.
- Certificates given out in assembly: For secondary students the following techniques are proven to be more effective:
- Commendations: Awarded by class teachers for outstanding behaviour and/or exceptional performance in lessons.
- Headship Points: Each point is worth 3 commendations, which the head teacher will give for outstanding behaviour and/or exceptional work.
Rewards help reinforce positive behaviour, while punishment is used to deter undesired behaviour. Punishment is less effective than praise, but can become necessary. These are the steps taken to control misbehaviour:
- Making students stay in after school or during break/lunch
- Removing privileges
- Referral to Head teacher
- Behaviour Trackers: Staff will give the pupil a mark out of 10 assessing their behaviour, preparation and performance during the lesson. Pupils will receive a daily score which will assess their overall behaviour for the day. The form tutor will check the tracker daily and the head teacher will assess the tracker at the end of the week and judge whether any further sanctions need to be implemented.
- Learning Tracker: This will identify learning needs and ascertain the level of support required to raise pupil achievement level. Targets are set and the parent and pupil will sign off against these targets. The head teacher will monitor the progress and assess what support mechanisms need to be put in to place.
- Suspension from school for a number of days as defined by the Head Teacher
- Expulsion from class or in the worst instances, from school
The school will usually only expel a pupil as a last resort after trying to improve the pupil’s behaviour through other means. However, there are exceptional circumstances in which a school may want to decide to expel a pupil for a one-off offence. The decision to expel your child can be taken by the Head Teacher/Principal and the school trustees.