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The Derby Muslim School

How can it be called a failed school when it has only been open a year?
Hijabs don't fit in with Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Look Policy" but a kippa, so far, is permitted.

Hijabs don't fit in with Abercrombie & Fitch’s “Look Policy" but a kippa, so far, is permitted.

Re: Britain: Scandal-Plagued Muslim School ‘Dysfunctional’

It’s a Muslim school. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school. Most jobs have a dress code. If you do not like it, you need not apply. You will never be happy with what Muslims do, you don’t even appreciate the fact that non Muslims were invited to work in a Muslim school. The dress code is hijab, no one is forcing you to work there take it or leave it. It’s a non story yet again. More propaganda that all you middle class moaners fall for every single time. For example, I once had a job in a cafe. The manager didn’t want me to wear wrist bands from several festivals I had been to, we disagreed and I stood my ground and quit. That is the EXACT same situation as this, why didn’t my story get in the Daily Mail? Because it doesn’t fit with this (and many other) newspapers agenda of keeping us in a society of fear and hate. You people fall for it over and over again.

No other school / free school has been inspected with this rigor – the reality is because of the headscarf issue the school has been subject to a witch hunt! Not sure if Mr Williamson is aware there are schools under Derby City council in special measures also? Maybe he does not read the local press? The truth is most MPs send their kids to private schools so it does not matter about state schools for them.

How can it be called a failed school when it has only been open a year? When it has been open 5 years and students have completed their GCSE’s that’s when you can pass judgement. Maybe our local MP should look at some at schools under the LEA and the **** results they are producing before he goes asking for closures.

About the scarf issue – it is a Muslim school so what is a the biggy – I was made to wear a tie and a skirt (when boys could wear trousers) because it was school policy. I do not recall any local MP trying to close our school down.

I cant see anything about the cost to the tax payer of these so called free schools and if any of them do close where to the children go and how much it will cost. if they have to bring in trained teachers this is going to put more money on their budget and pay off the other staff. at a time when the government are saying there is no money to spare for fire fighters – teachers etc they rush head long into opening more of these schools it should stop now before more money is wasted.

There is no requirement for teaching staff to hold appropriate qualifications or have the necessary experience; there is no requirement to follow the national curriculum, which does work towards recognized qualifications, and there is limited governance over general operational standards.

Everyone has a right to practice their religion regardless of who funds the education. As a Muslim I am in agreement that the lady’s dressing fails to meet the Islamic requirement. It is within her right to leave or follow the rules and continue teaching but to make this a media debacle is pointless. By the way if you are a non Muslim please do not comment on things you don’t know cause your argument will not carry any weight. I don’t understand what’s so hard to understand about the dress code for a Muslim woman. All they want to do is prevent perverted men staring them up and down. western woman sometimes were minimal clothing so they can grab the attention of men wherever they go, Muslim woman are just doing the opposite because they don’t feel the need to be prostituted. when will this propaganda stop!?

You better teach your children in your own schools and let migrant communities teach their children according to their needs and demands. British Establishment and society should concentrate on the evils of their own society and stop trying to change the way of life of Muslims. Muslim community does not want to integrate with the British society, indulging in incivility, anti-social behaviour, drug and knife culture, binge drinking, teenage pregnancies and abortion. Prince Charles, while visiting the first grant maintained Muslim school in north London, said that the pupils would be the future ambassadors of Islam. But what about thousands of others, who attend state schools deemed to be “sink schools”? In education, there should be a choice and at present it is denied to the Muslim community. In the late 80s and early 90s, when I floated the idea of Muslim community schools, I was declared a “school hijacker” by an editorial in the Newham Recorder newspaper in east London. This clearly shows that the British media does not believe in choice and diversity in the field of education and has no respect for those who are different. Muslim schools, in spite of meager resources, have excelled to a further extent this year, with couple of schools achieving 100% A-C grades for five or more GCSEs. They beat well resourced state and independent schools in Birmingham and Hackney. Muslim schools are doing better because a majority of the teachers are Muslim. The pupils are not exposed to the pressures of racism, multiculturalism and bullying.

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3 Responses to “The Derby Muslim School”

  1. I heard 3 parents being interviewed on the radio a little while ago, and god help me they were actually quite happy with the school! It would seem that the spirit of the Crusades is alive and well. Al-Madinah is certainly not the only failing school in the country. However, seasoned Ofsted report readers will I hope agree that we have never read such a damning report. Words like “dysfunctional”, “woefully inadequate” and “chaotic” do not normally feature in Ofsted reports, even when they are slating a school. The evidence is surely the 173 Free Schools that have, minor teething troubles aside, opened perfectly successfully – many opened by teams that have never opened a schools before. That’s the reality. So a Muslim school (which it seems retains a great deal of parental backing) has come a cropper with serious questions to answer. It seems however, despite the odd teething troubles (buildings, Ofsted confusion over Montessori methods, etc.) here and there, that the other 173 Free Schools have opened successfully against a backdrop of ideological sniping from local authorities, the Labour Party and teaching Unions. So the Free School failure rate so far is 0.6%. Disarray for sure. State schools get appalling Ofsted reports as well. There will be good and bad state schools and good and bad free schools.

    Under the existing scheme it is all about choice. Parents freely chose to send their children to this school. They had the option of other local schools and they declined that option.You still have a choice not to send your children there. None of the free schools have been around long enough to have actual exam results. Only 25 of the 174 free schools have so far been assessed by Ofsted so it is not possible to start claiming ‘success’ for the free school experiment. Originally Gove was expecting 1000s of free schools to be opened by massed ranks of parents clamouring for the opportunity to ‘escape from the dread clutches of the local authorities’. So far, we only have 174 and of the 25 inspected two have been deemed unacceptable (or whatever the lowest category is) by Ofsted. Before anyone starts claiming that the free schools are a huge success let’s wait until they have all been inspected and let’s see how they perform in league tables and exam results. More than one million children attending failing schools, Ofsted figures show. Even in this failing Muslim school there seems to be huge support among parents.
    Isn’t there a problem that indoctrination is what parents want, at least at this free school? They set the thing up to reflect their beliefs and how they want society to be run. Ofsted complained about segregation etc, not the parents. I expect most of them thought the place was wonderful. There are more state schools who have had terrible Ofsted reports than free schools or academies – how do you explain that ? Having read the Ofsted report it’s damning of the school in many ways – leadership, teaching, pupil safety, pupil attainment etc. Despite media reports there is little issue taken with anything which might be seen as specific of a Muslim school. It’s not possible to understand the mysterious practices and occurrences reported at the al Madinah free school, but one things is for sure, both the knee-jerk Islamophobic and Gove have had their credibility shredded — again

    If you think the shambles at Al-Madinah is an isolated example, it’s worth taking a look at the recently published Section 8 report from HMI’s visit to Discovery Free School in Crawley. http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/137326
    The school was placed in Special Measures in June because teaching, achievement and leadership were all judged to be inadequate. Three months later, John Seal HMI returned to scrutinise the school’s plans for improvement. These were all judged to be unfit for purpose. The Head teacher has agreed to stand down. HMI said “It is essential that a credible professional is appointed to the headship without delay to provide the to remove the school from special measures.” So what has Lord Nash and his department done between June and now so that this school starts to improve ?

    The school is in a mess right from very beginning by employing a non-Muslim head and a couple of non-Muslim female teachers. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school.

    In 1987, I was invited by a couple of Muslims from Derby for a lecture to set up an Islamic school. This means the Muslim community of Derby wanted a Muslim school for a long time. At last an Islamic free school was set up last year. Muslim community of Derby needs more than one school. There are couple of state and church schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be opted out as Muslim Academies. It is a crime against Humanity to send Muslim children to state schools with non-Muslim monolingual teachers. Majority of parents were happy with the school because they find state and church schools are homes of institutional racism with non-Muslim teachers as chicken racist. They are not role model for their children during their developmental periods.
    IA

  2. According to a recent report, Muslim schools performed best overall, although they constitute only a fraction of the country's 7000 schools. Muslim schools do well because of their Islamic ethos and a focus on traditional discipline and teaching methods. They teach children what is right and what is wrong, because young children need structured guidance.

    A faith school in Blackburn has come top of the class in a new league table of secondary schools.

    The Tauheedul Islam Girls High School scooped the accolade for its astonishing success in terms of academic results, quality of teaching, and the behaviour and prospects of its pupils.

    The new league table ranks more than 3,000 state-funded schools based on more than 20 official government indicators.

    The data has been compiled by Trinity Mirror's data unit and backed by academics as giving a 'comprehensive' view of the quality of schools.

    The rankings go beyond simple GCSE league tables by taking account a range of other factors.

    They include everything from the expected level of achievement of pupils to levels of truancy.

    Other measures affecting the final scores include pupil: teacher ratios and the number of children who go on to further education or jobs.

    Every state-funded school in the country has been given a score out of 100 and star ratings out of five in each of four key categories: achievement, teaching, behaviour and outcomes.

    David Ottewell, head of the data unit, said: "There is a huge amount of data available for state-funded schools, but it is often in different places and confusing for parents to find and understand.

    "Our new ratings aim to bring this data together to give a comprehensive and accessible guide.

    "No league table is perfect but we believe this represents a real advance in using freely available, official data to provide something useful for parents and teachers alike."

    Andy Jones, dean of the faculty of education and pro vice chancellor at Manchester Metropolitan University, said the results were "bound to be of interest to the general public".

    He added: "I think the data used gives a far more comprehensive view of a school's performance than the national league tables."

    The top 10
    Rank, school name, local authority, overall mark out of 100

    1 Tauheedul Islam Girls High School (Blackburn with Darwin) 91

    2 The Rochester Grammar School (Medway) 90

    3 King Edward VI Hands worth School (Birmingham) 89

    4 Invicta Grammar School (Kent) 88

    5 Sutton Grammar School (Sutton) 87

    6 Thomas Telford School (Telford and Wrekin) 87

    7 Ilford County High School (Redbridge) 87

    8 The Latymer School (Enfield) 87

    9 Altrincham Grammar School for Girls (Trafford) 87

    10 Kendrick School (Reading) 87

    In 2013, 97% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C with English and Maths, while 85% achieved the English Baccalaureate.

    · The DFE has confirmed that Tauheedul is the best school in the country for achievement by students with low prior achievement at primary school.

    Tauheedul is the best school in the country for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    · In May 2012, the school was rated as ‘outstanding’ following an Ofsted inspection, the first and only secondary school in the borough to receive such an award. In their report, inspectors praised ‘highly effective’ teaching, a ‘culture of high expectations’ and ‘exceptionally polite and considerate’ students.
    IA
    London School of Islamics Trust

  3. Lisa Kamins says:

    this person has a problem. the fact is, religious schools, in Christian countries, are not funded by the state. certainly not Jewish schools and there should not be public funding of muslim schools. if one wants a private school, go find the funds to start it. that is what Jews do, why not muslims if they really want their own school with their own sick, misogynistic ways. considering the islam is a misogynistic religion there should be no state funding for them in any democracy.

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