Our Staff

Principal & Trustee of the AEF

As Principal and Proprietor of the School, Saahera has a PGCE in Mathematics and 15 years of experience working within the field of education. She has legal responsibility to the Department for Education (DfE) for the management of the setting and is responsible for ensuring that a suitable headteacher, deputies and staff are recruited for the School. It is her duty to ensure that the statutory requirements of an Independent School are met including the Independent School Standards and the EYFS.

Headteacher

Hanan is qualified with a PGCE for the 3-7 age group covering the EYFS, the Foundation stage and Key stage 1. She also holds a Montessori Early Years Diploma for children age 3-6 and has 5 years of Montessori Teaching experience. Hanan is responsible for the daily running of the School specifically the teaching and learning, delivery of the curriculum and pastoral care of the pupils in the whole school. Hanan leads the staff during staff briefings and meetings.

Deputy Head Children’s House

Humma has a Montessori Early Years Diploma from the Kent and Sussex Montessori Centre. As the Children’s House Deputy Head, her role is to support the Headteacher with the day to day running of the School through ensuring the welfare of pupils in Children’s House, liaising with parents and providing managerial and administrative support. She is the main presenter to all pupils in Children’s House and is responsible for all the teaching and learning in the Early Years, Reception and Year One.

Montessori Early Years Support Teacher

Melahat holds a Montessori Early Years Diploma from the Montessori Centre International. She is a key teacher and the main observer in Children’s House. Melahat is jointly responsible with the afternoon observer to ensure that all pupils have sufficient observations to inform their planning. The recording of accurate observations across all learning areas ensure that pupils lessons/presentations are tailored to their needs. Melahat has the responsibility of monitoring reception aged pupils to ensure that they have covered all the areas of learning and providing evidence of this learning.

Montessori Early Years Support Teacher

Jaweeria has a Montessori Early Years Diploma from the Kent and Sussex Montessori Centre. Jaweeria gained a BA in History from Brooklyn College in New York in 2009 and worked as a teaching assistant for two years in the US before deciding to join the Alamiyah School as a Trainee Overseer and Trainee Presenter. She trained at the Pre-school as a Montessori Early Years Teacher and started her Diploma whilst working with us from 2011-2013. Jaweeria took a career break to start a family and has returned in September 2017 as a support teacher.

Quran and Tajweed Teacher

Emine Said is a qualified tajweed teacher who has received two ijazas in Tajweed. Her first Ijaza in 2003 was received from the late Master of Recitation Shaykh Muhyidin al Kurdi (RA) after studying in Syria for just three months. She gained her second ijaza in 2005 after 6 months of further study. Emine has been studying the Arabic Language, Seerah and Hadith in Arabic since 2003 with teachers in the Middle East. As an accomplished and skilled tajweed teacher and a fluent Arabic speaker of Modern Standard Arabic – Fus-Ha, she has helped many students to learn both Tajweed and Arabic.

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