following on from my rant about teachers not understanding muslim students, i came accross something positive that can be done about the situation below. it's not just for teachers, but any professionals who work with muslims, so please let non muslim colleagues and managers know about it.
my work are encouraging as many people as possible to attend, which just reconfirms why i love it there so much. it's one of the only places i've worked which mean it when they say they celebrate diversity. they even have a member of staff wearing niqaab amidst all the recent controversy.
i think i will stay there forever. although it is supposed to be detrimental to your career to stay in one place too long. oh well i never claimed to be a high flying career gal anyway. for one thing, the only real way to progress in teaching is to take on a management position or extra responsiblilites, which just seems silly. why would you want to go into teaching and then take on less teaching hours? anyway i'd better stop waffling now (that's what my other blog is supposed to be for!) and let you read the part below.
p.s my poetry effort is coming soon i promise. i have done it but this post seemed more important, and i've been told that if keep posting at the rate i do, no one is going to bother reading anymore! oh wellifnooneisgoingtoreadimightaswelljustwritereallyfastlikethis.
pps forgive my hyperactivity i think i might be going crazy doing overtime under ofsted pressure. i now understand why i don't suffer from stress like other teachers seem to. it's because i don't do half the stuff i'm supposed to! i mean come on, detailed lesson plans for every lesson ?? and apparently under the new ofsted regime, they are going to check all the paperwork and might not even observe any lessons. what's the point in that? sigh
RE: Introduction to Islam & the Muslim Culture Course including Mosque visit
Following the immense success of our courses throughout the past few years (over 6000 people have now attended in the UK), we are pleased to announce further course dates for 2007.
Please visit our website www.educationislam.org for venue and date information in your area.
Attached is course information for your perusal along with a booking form should you wish to take up this great opportunity! It would also be very much appreciated if you could circulate this information amongst your staff and colleagues.
About the course
The course is specifically designed for Non-Muslim public sector professionals who work with Muslims from diverse communities.
It incorporates a visit to a local mosque and aims to provide participants with:
• A better understanding of basic beliefs & practices
• Information regarding the background to Muslims in Britain &
• Public Sector Development issues for Muslim Communities.
Sessions run throughout Yorkshire, London, Scotland, Midlands, Wales and the South East plus a range of other areas have all been an outstanding success.
Our client base includes a variety of departments and services, including:
• Local Authorities
• Primary Care Trusts
• NHS Acute Trusts
• Police & Fire Services
• Chaplaincy Services
• Sure Start
• Voluntary & Charity sectors …plus many more
Further information about the course and feedback from past delegates is available on our website: www.educationislam.org but please do not hesitate to contact our office should you have any questions or queries.
Our office number is 01924 466117
(We use our e-mail system to help reduce time and costs, so I would appreciate it if you could also forward this information onto those colleagues and departments who you feel may be interested or may benefit from attending such a course).
Please also feel free to display the attached information on your staff notice boards to benefit those who may not have direct access to an e-mail system.