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Supplementary School (Arabic, Qur’an & Islamic Studies)

What is the Supplementary School?

The supplementary school has developed and evolved into a self sustaining project that is continuing to grow. There is a continuous demand for places in the school that a waiting list system has been implemented. Pupils receive an excellent level of education in an environment where they feel safe and are encouraged to take part.

The school serves two purposes:

1). To provide a specifically designed Islamic education

2). To unite Muslim children of different nationalities whilst empowering them to develop their skills and confidence to engage and contribute actively in the community.

School Events

Throughout the year the school has a variety of social events and activities for the pupils and their families.

Two activity days are arranged per year when the teaching timetable is replaced by a day of fun activities such as bouncy castles, DVD’ s, games in the youth club etc.

The school also has an annual trip to a theme park. These are very successful and are attended by over 100 pupils and their families.

To celebrate the end of the academic year pupils and teachers work very hard to prepare an end of year performance for the parents and families of the pupils.  All children contribute through performing Quran and hadith recitations, role plays and nasheed performances. It is also an award ceremony when pupils are presented with certificates and prizes for academic achievement , effort throughout the year and for behavior, attendance and punctuality.This year (Feb 2011) the school has partnered up with the Youth club to arrange a trip to Spain for the female members. In February the girls will travel to Granada Spain for a week of adventure and experience to discover the Golden Age of Islamic Spain and relive the Muslim history there.

Curriculum

The school has specifically designed its own syllabuses for the three subjects taught (Arabic, Islamic studies and Quran) at the school to ensure quality learning.

The Arabic syllabus is in line with OCR (Oxford and Cambridge RSA) asset languages specifications and consists of a number of levels; reception, beginners, level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4, level 5, Pre GCSE. Then pupils can progress to GCSE and A level.

The Islamic Studies syllabuses are a formation of the main topics in Islam; Tafseer Al-Quran, Figh, hadith, Tawheed, Dua’as, Tajweed, stories of Prophets and Nasheeds.

The Quran Syllabus allows pupils to work at a pace suitable to their individual needs. Pupils begin at Juzz Ama’a (30th Juzz) and progress down wards. Pupils are taught and encouraged to implement into their recitation and memorisation all the rules of tajweed they are taught.

Along side the syllabuses the school also uses other learning resources to enhance the quality of education provided. Teachers use C.Ds, DVDs, audio tapes and games to support learning. There is also access for all classes to the I.T suite.

Assessments:

Teaching takes the form of a structured weekly timetable comprising of all three subjects. Pupils are assessed in all three subjects on a monthly basis and results are added to the end of year final mark for each pupil.

Admissions 

The selection criteria for admission to the school are based on the following guidelines:-

1). Commitment to Islamic faith.
2). On a first serve basis.
3). Informal assessment of child’s readiness to join the class, this takes place during visits to the school or beginning of the school academic year.
4). Those who have a brother or a sister at the school.
5). When all places in a class have been taken up pupils are placed on a waiting list (in date order of when application is recieved) until there is a place available.

School Calendar

View our 2014/15 school calendar ‘Here’

School Policy

Click ‘Here’ to read the Supplementary School Policy.

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