Al-Aqsa is committed to growing to become a beacon Muslim school, insha’Allah. 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 January 2015, we set up our first Governing body which is made up of parents, trustees, community partners and school staff. The governors will be developing a development plan for the school and will help manage change successfully.
This is the start of a very exciting journey, insha’Allah.
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Chair: Yasin Macci (parent): Brother Yasin was the regional representative for HSBC Amanah for a number of years, He currently works as a development manager in the banking industry specialising in Islamic banking and finance. He has a keen interest in teaching children the value of money through interactive classes which he has previously run at Al-Aqsa school to our Year 7 and Year 8 pupils as well as assisting the school with projects like writing competitions and charitable initiatives.
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.
Amina Patel (community partner): Sister Amina is a qualified teacher, specialized in Mathematics. Between 1993 and 2014, she worked at the Leicester Islamic Academy, Al -Aqsa Primary School and Leicester Community Islamic School. She has taught in both the Primary and Secondary Departments, teaching a range of subjects and gaining vast experience over the years.
She worked as a Head of the Secondary Girls Department and Primary for the last 12 years, where she worked closely with senior management, teachers, pupils, parents and external agencies. Along with the multitude of roles in management and teaching, she was the school’s designated safeguarding officer, attending the most up to date training in all fields of safeguarding and working very closely with the social services and supporting families. As a Governor, she likes to share her experience and utilize her skills to assist the school to move forward in all areas of excellence.
Shelina Kherry (parent): Sister Shelina currently works in the medical diagnostics field developing care pathways and protocols. She has served as a governor and a parents’ group member for 2 schools in Leicestershire. She is keen to bring her experience to strive for academic excellence in our school without compromising the religious knowledge which is imperative for a child’s spiritual growth. Sister Shelina has a daughter who currently attends the school.
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.
Numayar Gazi (parent) : Brother Numayar worked for Virgin group for ten years, and relocated to Leicester in 2012. He has excellent sales and entrepreneurial experience and is now following the sunnah to be a trader in various commodities. He has a keen interest in improving our school’s performance to help create excellent, highly academic and grounded ambassadors of Islam for the future. In specific, he would like to create better mentoring and life coaching projects for the pupils and staff of Al Aqsa with the help and support of other parents as well as external speakers. Numayar has a Bsc Engineering from London University.
Sara Francis (parent): Sister Sara chose to join the board of governors at Al-Aqsa school because she would like to contribute towards the development of our future (our children) with Islam as our core frame and base. She is a parent at Al-Aqsa who has periodically volunteered to share her experiences in various institutions in the past including Al-Aqsa school. She has a passion for supporting the community and has a very keen interest in the education of all ages whether in school or otherwise. She has extensive experience in home schooling her children since 1996.
Ablah Tayeebah Awan (teacher)