Primary School

As salaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh,

Welcome to Noor Ul Islam Primary School!

We are a Good (Ofsted 2018) Muslim faith-based independent primary school. We teach our children the National Curriculum subjects and supplement this with the extra subjects of Arabic, Islamic Studies and Quran. We have up to 25 children in each year group from Reception through to Year 6 and we currently have 170 children enrolled across the school.

Noor Ul Islam is an inclusive and happy school with strong and positive links to the local community. We are very proud of our children’s caring behaviour and attitudes. The respect and kindness they demonstrate daily to each other and everyone around them is wonderful to see. We are proud of the progress they make with their learning and the enthusiastic way they approach their lessons.

 

Our parents are supportive and very keen for their children to do well. Our children go on to local secondary schools and perform admirably. We are often reminded by secondary schools how pleased they are to have children from our school.

Our logo, the tree, takes time to develop its roots to grow. We aim to provide the children with a firm grounding in what it means to be a member of a diverse and vibrant British society. The real growth will be evident in years to come insha’Allah.

Learning new things in a Muslim environment

About Noor Ul Islam Primary School

In the year 2000, parents of children attending Noor ul Islam Pre-School were anxious to ensure their children continued to receive primary education embedded within an Islamic Ethos. The trustees at Noor ul Islam Trust considered their request and agreed that it was Noor Ul Islam Trust’s aim to open a Primary School. 

The Primary school opened 1st September 2001 with 96 pupils attending Reception Class, Year 1 and Year 2. The plan was to have a new intake of Reception pupils each year with pupils remaining until the end of Year 6. 

To accommodate this plan, a mezzanine floor was built by the Trust in 2002 and later on the building behind the school was purchased to provide an annexe with an extra classroom. This gave Noor ul Islam Primary School the seven classes it needed to become a complete one form entry Primary School, with facilities for over 160 pupils. 

The school has grown from strength to strength and is now a fully functioning hub for learning with various facilities. This growth has coincided with the development of Noor ul Islam Trust, in particular the Masjid, which is undertaking an ambitious ‘Project Rebuild’ scheme to regenerate the Masjid at 715 High Road Leyton, into a central hub for the community. We also hope to expand the school in the future with the growing demands from the local community and further afield.

 

The Primary School is registered with the local authority and with Ofsted. 

 

Aims & Values

Our mission is to inspire our students to achieve excellence in their learning and Islamic character, enriching and serving wider society.

Islam at the centre of education

We strongly believe in providing a safe environment where an Islamic ethos is promoted throughout. Our aim is to ensure that each individual child fulfils their true academic potential.

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Taking management seriously

Governors and staff at the school are dedicated to ensuring pupils achieve the best academic standards and more importantly that they have the best Islamic manners.

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Promoting good character values

Our pupils live in the UK and we want them to actively take part in making this country a better place. Therefore pupils are taught a sense of responsibility and independence from an early age.

Giving children an equal chance

We want our pupils to demonstrate to those around them that they can compete with their peers and excel in what they do. But more importantly we want our pupils to have the best Islamic Character and to have ‘Taqwa’ (a balance of fear and hope) in Allaah (SWT) at all times. This will give them success and benefit the community at large.

Staff

All our staff have relevant qualifications and experience working with children. When recruiting new staff we follow safer recruitment procedures, and ensure the staff we employ are cleared by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to work with children.

Name

Position

Additional roles

Senior Leadership

Ms. Rahima Khan

Head Teacher

 

Ms. Sadia Butt

Deputy Head Teacher

Curriculum Co-ordinator, E-safety & Anti-bullying Co-ordinator

Class Teachers

Ms.Kawthar Kassim

Reception Teacher

 

Ms. Murrium Razak

Year 1 Teacher

 

Ms. Aneeqa Fazal

Year 2 Madinah Teacher

 

Ms. Suphiyah Mulla

Year 2 Makkah Teacher

 

Ms. Amina Islam

Year 3 Teacher

 

Ms. Sidra Khalid

Year 4 Teacher

 

Ms. Adila Jan (AM)

Ms. Myra Malik (PM)

Year 5 Teacher

 

Ms. Nusrat Abdoola

Year 6 Teacher

KS2 Phase Leader

Islamic Studies Department

Mr. Eshan Imrit

Head of Islamic Studies

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr. Hussain Ahmad Mulla

Islamic Studies Teacher

 

Ms. Imrana Naz

Islamic Studies Teacher

 

Mr. Khaled Ahmed

Hifdh Teacher/Learning Support Assistant

 

Mr. Muhammad Yahya

Hifdh Teacher

 

Support Staff

Ms. Hawabibi Moreea

SENCO

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Phase Leader

Ms. Masuma Akhtar

EYFS Teaching Assistant

 

Ms. Ruqiya Aidarous

EYFS Teaching Assistant

 

Ms. Lepe Begum

Intervention Support Teacher

 

Office Staff

Ms. Maisha Salam

Finance Secretary

 

Ms. Raeesa Suleman

Attendance and Welfare Officer (AM)

 

Ms. Sabah Mayet

Office Manager and PA to the Head Teacher

 

Ms. Tahura Husell

Online Admin (P/T)

 

Estates Staff

Mr. Gul Rawat

Premises Manager

Health & Safety Champion

Ms. Shehnaz Patel

Premises Cleaner

 

Midday Assistants

Ms. Shazia Razak

Midday Assistant 1

Midday Supervisor

Ms. Sahira Toonah

Midday Assistant 2

Deputy Midday Supervisor

Ms. Zohra Patel

Midday Assistant 3

 

Ms. Razia Shabir

Midday Assistant 4

 

Ms. Rukhsana Mushtaq

Midday Assistant 5

 

Ms. Samina Ishaq

Midday Assistant Cover

 

Ms. Aneeqa Afzal

Midday Assistant Cover

 

Ms. Uzma Ahmed

Midday Assistant Cover

 

Ms. Ansa Naeem

Midday Assistant Cover

 

Ms. Nabeela Ghazanfar

Midday Assistant Cover

 

The head teacher and deputy head teacher set high expectations for the quality of teaching. They have established systems to ensure consistency between classes. This works well, and teachers understand what is expected of them and what constitutes effective learning in lessons.

(Ofsted January 2018)

Governors

The Governing Body consists of Trustees of Noor Ul Islam Trust, parents of pupils currently attending the Primary School, Community governors who do not have children in the Primary School and a staff member. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher also join the governing body for full Board meetings and Sub Committee meetings.

 

The Governing Body has statutory duties by which they are legally bound. The Governing Body is ultimately responsible for all matters relating to the school including teaching and learning, safeguarding, health and safety, staffing, premises and ensuring financial accountability.

 

Our legal duties include:-

· setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
· approving the school budget
· reviewing progress against the school’s budget and objectives
· appointing, challenging and supporting the headteacher

 

Governors work closely with the head teacher and Senior Leadership Team to ensure that the school continues to improve and develop in all facets. Governors do this by working together to develop a long term vision for the school as well as annual school development plans.

 

The Governors play a strategic role; the head teacher is responsible for leading the school on a day to day basis.

 

The Full Governing Body meets termly with its detailed work carried out by the Finance and Resource Sub Committee, the Achievements, Standards & Curriculum Sub Committee and the Staff and Pupil Welfare Sub Committee with a similar frequency. 

 

We have recently appointed Associate Members to the Governing Board. The AM’s will assist the Board at Sub Committee level.

Category of governor; Trustee Governor
Appointed by; Noor Ul Islam
Governor since; During term of trusteeship

Committee served on; Finance and Resources

Responsibilities; Chair of Board of Governors

Category of governor; Trust Governor
Appointed by; Governing body
Governor since; 2012
Committee served on; Finance and Resources
Responsibilities; Chair of Finance and Resources Sub Committee

Category of governor; Trust Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; 2012
Committee served on;  Achievement, Standards and Curriculum Sub Committee
Responsibility; Chair of ASC Sub Committee, EYFS Governor, and Safeguarding Lead Governor

Category of governor; Community Governor
Appointed by: Governing Body
Governor since; 2014
Commitee served on; Achievement, Standards and Curriculum Sub Committee
Responsibilities; Islamic Ethos Governor and  SEND Governor

Category of governor; External Advisor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Since; 2014
Committee served on; –
Responsibilities; No additional responsibilities

Category of governor; Community Governor
Appointed by; Governing body
Governor since; April 2018
Committee served on; Finance and Resources
Responsibilities; Secretary to the Chair

Category of governor; Community Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; April 2018
Committee served on; Staff and Pupil Welfare

Category of governor; Parent Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; March 2021
Committee served on; Staff and Pupil Welfare

Category of governor; Parent Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; March 2021
Committee served on; Staff and Pupil Welfare

Category of governor; Community Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; March 2021
Committee served on; Achievement, Standards and Curriculum

Category of governor; Parent Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; July 2021
Committee served on; Finance and Resources

Category of governor; Trust Governor
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; July 2021
Committee served on; Achievement, Standards and Curriculum

Category of governor; Staff Representative
Appointed by; Governing Body
Governor since; February 2020

Category of governor; Clerk to the Governors
Appointed by; Governing Body
Appointed since; March 2021

Governors are highly ambitious for the school. In recent years, they have enhanced their skills and revised the systems for monitoring the school’s work and the impact of leaders’ actions.

(Ofsted January 2018)

Fundraising and Charity

We hold many fundraising activities for the trust, for the school and other charities. In the school we have a weekly “Friday charity” where the children can give support to charities such as Children with cancer UK, Unicef, The honeypot children’s charity, Shelter, Walthamforest Age UK, Macmillan Cancer support, Charity right, Lonely orphans. We have also participated in Shoebox for Syria and similar collections for Palestine and other countries in need. We sent a box with unused school books to a school in need in Africa.

 

We are currently fundraising for the refurbishment of our annexe building

We are refurbishing our annexe to accommodate the ever growing demand of places in our school. We aim to provide 4 new classrooms with washing facilities, 

Future Plans

Insha’Allah we plan to build on the solid foundations that have been set over the last 17 years in the Primary School by providing secondary level education for our pupils. This is an aim for the Governors and Trustees for the school and we hope to make major strides forward over the next few years towards establishing that goal.

 

We ask for your dua’s and continued support to be able to continue with the noble task of educating our children and future generations insha’Allah.

Contact Us

Address:

135 Dawlish Road
Leyton
London.  E10 6QW

Phone: 020 8558 0786 (Option 2)

Email: primary.school@noorulislam.org.uk