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About Walaa

Managing Editor at madrassah.co.uk

Online DBS Update Service

The DBS Update Service allows employees to register their DBS certificate online and use it to apply for similar roles within the same workforce so that employers could see their latest status without the need to apply or pay for a new certificate. The beneficiaries in this case are both the Madrassah teacher and manager. [...]

20 Tips for Keeping Your Students Busy & Engaged During Quran Lessons

The reality of teaching Quran recitation, Tajweed and memorisation is different from teaching any other subject. Because your aim as a teacher is to enable your students to achieve skills that are performed and measured orally (reading, fluency, memory, sound pronunciation, articulation, rhythm, segment stress and stretch), you find that you need to give more [...]

Checks You Should Make When Hiring a Home Tutor

If you decide to hire a tutor to teach your child Quran, Arabic or Islamic Studies at home, you must ensure that you do all that is possible to determine the safety and suitability of the tutor for working with your child. No doubt, when dealing with teachers of the Quran and Islamic sciences, we [...]

Eight ways to make a good first impression to your Pupils

What impression would you, as a Madrassah teacher like your children to have about you? that you are competent? kind? assertive? Chances are they will make a judgement about your personality and competency right from the very first lesson and even from the first 5-10 minutes. Those impressions will affect their behaviour and their performance [...]

Photography and Sharing Images of Madrassah Children

Some moments in Madrassah are to be treasured; such as when children recite a short Surah from memory with Tajweed, perform a short role-play in Arabic or design a poster illustrating Islamic principles. Surely, children deserve recognition and parents love to feel involved and engaged with their children's learning. Madrassahs also would like to show [...]

World Teachers Day

Today marks the United Nations World Teachers Day; with this year’s theme focusing on the freedom to teach and the empowerment of educators. Through echoing the 2015 themes, adhering to the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), today the empowerment of teachers is now understood as a matter of great importance. The significance [...]

Your Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Madrassahs should have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place. This crucial policy demonstrates awareness, acknowledgement and commitment to safeguarding and protection of all children in line with statutory guidelines and Local Safeguarding  Children Boards' procedures. When Madrassah teachers, leaders and administrators read, understand and acknowledge willingness to abide by and refer to this [...]

Links to your Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Local Safeguarding Children Boards is a multi-agency body set up in every local authority across the United Kingdom. Their responsibility is to make sure that organisations within their locality act effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. They publish policies and procedures for child protection in their area. Madrassahs must review their Safeguarding & [...]

Safety Vetting Checks for All Staff

Madrassah managers must act responsibly when considering the suitability of potential employees, teachers or volunteers. They must ensure that all crucial checks are carried out, that they include all statutory required checks and are revised and re-checked regularly. This important safeguarding procedure will ensure that the wrong people do not slip through the net and [...]

Successful Safeguarding Induction for New Madrassah Teachers

Safe Recruitment procedures do not end after a successful interview and job offer. The management should ensure that new employees and volunteers have the knowledge needed to safeguarding and promote the welfare of children in their day-to-day practices, as well as the tools and awareness required to protect children who may be victims of abuse. [...]