Growing up with a sibling with severe learning difficulties as a result of microcephaly, I could see first-hand the struggles my parents faced in accessing madrasah education in a mainstream setting. I vowed to myself at an early age that I would one day do something about this and with the grace of The Almighty my dream came to fruition in 2007 in the form of an after school club at Newfield – a school catering for children with special educational needs, where I was on placement during my teacher training. A handpicked team of enthused undergraduates joined me in my mission to deliver a fun filled and engaging hour of activities to meet the religious and cultural needs of students in our care, through a holistic approach.
Our vision: To provide every individual, with the opportunity and enabling environment to grow and flourish to achieve their full potential.
To meet the varying needs (including religious and cultural needs) of individuals with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) using a holistic approach.
To provide a nurturing environment that is happy, safe and stimulating through a team of highly skilled specialist staff.
To ensure it is a beacon of excellence and leading force for SEND within local and extended community (raising awareness, and delivering training and development programmes).
Working in partnership as part of a multi-agency network to meet the needs of individuals with SEND and their families.
Zaakirah Apa’s class from Blackburn are getting into the Eid spirit - MashaAllah such cute cards! pic.twitter.com/GWYHDW3a8e— Birds of Paradise (@tjsenmadrassah) June 9, 2018