Within our community, there is a lack of Islamic special needs provisions available therefore we have made a commitment to provide those children with the support they desperately need. We aim to embed Islamic values and etiquette which may be otherwise missed and forgotten amongst mainstream education إن شاء الله تعالى.
In conjunction with the Local Authority, our Centre for Exceptional Children will focus on supporting students with Educational, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), formerly known as a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
The centre will cater to 20 students over two classrooms, with a class ratio of 3 staff to ten students as a minimum. We also have Speech and Language Therapists, and Occupational Therapists assessing the students on a termly basis, and staff will use these reports to ensure students are making maximum progress.
Students will enrol with us already having an EHCP in place therefore staff will follow a special learning programme tailored for each individual student. As students will be working in much smaller groups, care and observation will take place to ensure extra encouragement is provided as necessary. Staff will also empower students by aiding their communication skills with their peers, other teachers and colleagues, which will aid their progression pathway.
Being an independent school, we have the autonomy to allow for a creative, bespoke curriculum الحمد لله. The National Early Years Curriculum is used, with added Islamic Studies, Arabic and Quran Recitation classes offered as standard. Students have Quran classes daily, teaching the alphabet to joining letters to sound out words; to memorisation of duas and short surahs.