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 Elementary

Nasima holds an Early Years NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Learning and Development. She also has an MA from the Royal College of Art, which brings to the School her extensive experience in a variety of artistic media. She has also trained as an NVQ Level 2 Assessor and has experience in teaching adults and families at the Redbridge Adult Education Centre. As the Elementary Deputy Head, her role is to support the Headteacher with the day to day running of the School through ensuring the welfare of the pupils, liaising with parents and providing managerial and administrative support.

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.

Early Years Support Teacher

Sumaira has an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and has many years of experience in the Early Years. Sumaira is a key teacher and overseer in the classroom. In this role she ensures that all pupils are engaged throughout the workcycle and supports them when needed. Her experience of working with positive discipline has enabled her to work on deploying a range of strategies on behaviour management.

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.

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