Welcome to the Governors page where you can find out more about the schools governing body and what we do.
As a Trust school, the Trustees are the part of the Foundation Governing Body, where the formal role of the Governing Body is to play an important role in the strategic leadership of the school, working with and supporting the Head teacher and staff.
The governing body is made up of a cross-section of the local community and includes parent representatives of children at the school. Some of the duties of the Governing Body include:
- Setting strategic direction, Policies and Objectives.
- Proving the school budget.
- Reviewing progress against the schools budget and objectives.
- Appointing, challenging and supporting the head teacher.
Al-Aqsa is committed to growing to become a beacon Muslim school, inshallah. In order to do this, we need people with a multitude of experiences and skills to join us in planning and delivering the school. In addition to the Trustees, in January 2015, we set up our first Governing body which is made up of parents, community partners and school staff. The governors will be developing a development plan for the school and will help manage change successfully. Alhamdulillah, the schools is now recruiting a new team of governors, with two of the ‘Founding Governors’ remaining to support transition for the new team. This is the start of a very exciting journey, insha’Allah.
Vice Chair: Naadiya Bhimani (parent): Sister Naadiya is a mother of 5 children who have all attended Al Aqsa primary school. She is currently the Ameera of the mothers School Support Group since 2012. Her skills and experiences are diverse as she works with many different parts of the wider community. Her roles consist of mentoring broken families, teaching infant massage, providing breastfeeding health and support and running a food bank. She is also a key worker at a local after care club teaching children 5-11 years about Islam through fun activities. She is and always has been committed to supporting Al-Aqsa School as believes a rounded education includes the development of skills both in the curriculum and after school activities.
Faatema Mayat (parent): Sister Faatema is a qualified teacher and a parent of 2 children who attend the school. As a governor, she is able to share her knowledge, skills and experience to enhance the provision at the school. She also has been a governor at another local primary school for the past 4 years and is therefore up to date with legislative and policy change for schools.
Ablah Khalisah Brown (member of staff ): Ablah Khalisah has been with the school for four years, both as a parent and a member of staff. She is a dedicated member of the Administration team, and plays a pivotal role in supporting the school in its’ day to day responsibilities.
The Trustees of the school meet once every term with the Head Teacher to discuss the strategic direction of the school and the charity. They have overall legal responsibility and accountability of the school and approve all major changes to the way the school functions.
The Trustees of the school meet once every term with the Head Teacher to discuss the strategic direction of the school and the charity. They have overall legal responsibility and accountability for the school and approve all major changes to the way the school functions.
Mudeer Ibrahim Hewitt: Chair of the Trustees, former Head of Al-Aqsa, and a Founding Trustee of the school.
Ablah Abeda Hewitt: Former Head, Bursar and a Founding Trustee of the school
Mr Rafiq Vindhani: local businessman and former parent at Al-Aqsa School.
Shaikh Ismail Nurgat: long-time parent and Founding Trustee of the school.
Ali Vania: Financial adviser and long-time supporter of Al-Aqsa School.
Some of the duties of the Trustees include:
- setting strategic direction, policies and objectives
- proving the school budget
- reviewing progress against the schools budget and objectives
- appointing, challenging and supporting the Head Teacher
- holding the senior leaders of the school to account