27 March 2013
TIGHS joint top of the class for attendance
Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School is one of two East Lancashire schools to have been listed among the best for attendance rates in England.
Along with Bolton-by-Bowland CofE VA Primary School, Tauheedul is in the top ten lists for their school types because of the extremely low number of pupils who take time off. This news comes as figures were released by the Department of Education that compare absence figures for all local authorities in the country.
Out of the 519 pupils at Tauheedul, there were just two students with persistent absenteeism during the 2011/12 school year.
Principal, Mufti Hamid Patel, said: “The attendance of our students is amazing. This is down to the commitment of our learners and their parents, coupled with the dedication of our staff.”
The report found that in Blackburn with Darwen there were 405 persistent absentees in primary schools during the 2011/12 academic year – 3.3 per cent of all of the pupils in state-funded schools. This was down by 1.9 per cent on the previous year.
And in Lancashire, there were 1,994 children persistently absent from primary schools, equating to 2.6 per cent of the authority’s school population, which was one per cent fewer than the 2010/11 school year.
In Blackburn with Darwen high schools, 660 (or 7.4 per cent) of pupils were persistently absent, 170 fewer than the year before, while out of the 64,598 pupils in Lancashire secondary schools, six per cent, or 3,872 children were regularly off school – 930 less than in 2010/11.
A child is defined as persistently absent if they miss more than a month of school.
Bob Stott, Lancashire County Council’s director for schools, said: "Our attendance consultants do an excellent job, working very closely with schools to improve attendance and punctuality, and they are certainly getting results.”
18 February 2013
Education Secretary mentions Tauheedul in speech
Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education, mentioned both TIGHS and TIBHS in a recent speech. You can read an extract of his speech by clicking the link below:
15 February 2013
Tauheedul girls send shoeboxes to orphans in Somalia
Pupils from Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School, Blackburn, have dispatched 200 shoeboxes to orphans in Somalia through the Mo Farah Foundation.
Over the past few weeks, pupils designed, created and personalised shoeboxes during Art lessons. Each shoebox was then filled with items based on Tauheedul Relief Trust’s Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play (ESLP) programme. The 200 shoeboxes were dispatched today to an orphanage in Somalia.
Commenting on the efforts of the girls, Deputy Director Rizwana Aziz said: “This was an amazing effort from our pupils. They personally designed and personalised the shoeboxes and filled them with gifts which will directly impact the life of a disadvantaged child overseas. Each shoebox contains items that will help take care of the child's need to ‘Eat, Sleep, Learn and Play’ such as toys, learning resources, clothes and food items. The shoeboxes also contain personalised letters to the orphans.”
Kam Kothia, Chair of the Tauheedul Trust and Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire, said: “Working in partnership with Tauheedul Relief Trust, our girls have once again demonstrated their commitment to helping disadvantaged children in the developing world. As a school, we raise thousands of pounds every year for local, national and international charitable projects. We are passionate about transforming the lives of children and young people across the world. The Tauheedul shoebox project is an innovative way of supporting and connecting with orphans. We thank the Mo Farah Foundation for facilitating this project."
28 January 2013
League tables confirm Tauheedul as one of the best schools in the country
95% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C with English and Maths
76% achieved the newly introduced English Baccalaureate, highest among all non-selective schools in the country, and over 50 percentage points higher than the national average
Best school in the country for results by students with low prior achievement from primary school
93% of students from with low prior achievement achieved 5A*-Cs with English and Maths (fewer than 10% achieve this nationally)
93% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved 5 A* to Cs with English and Maths; nationally, only one-third of students achieve this
Students, staff, governors and parents at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College celebrated the publication of the school league tables, which placed the school as the highest achieving in the borough and one of the highest achieving in the country.
An amazing 95% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C with English and Maths, while 76% achieved the newly introduced English Baccalaureate. This outcome of 76% places Tauheedul top nationally of all non-selective schools.
The Government also confirmed that Tauheedul is the best school in the country for achievement by students with low prior achievement at primary school. 93% of students from with low prior achievement achieved 5 A* to Cs with English and Maths at Tauheedul. Nationally, just 7% of students achieve this result.
Government figures also confirmed that Tauheedul is one of the best schools in the country for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, those living in low-income households or who are in local authority care. 93% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve 5 A* to Cs with English and Maths at Tauheedul. Nationally, only one in three such students achieve this result.
Tauheedul is ranked the best non-selective school nationally for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who achieve the English Baccalaureate, with 68% achieving this measure. Only one in 20 students achieve this nationally.
Principal, (Mufti) Hamid Patel, explained: ‘The Government figures show that we are achieving amazing results with some of our most vulnerable learners – those who have done poorly at primary school and those who are in foster care or from low-income families.’
The achievement is one of several accolades the school has received over the past year. Last March, the school was shortlisted for ‘Secondary School of the Year’ by the Times Educational Supplement annual awards.
In May, 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.
The Chair of Governors of Tauheedul, Kam Kothia, said: ‘Our success is due to a strong faith ethos, high aspirations for all and a commitment to the success of all of our students, staff and parents. The league tables are a boost to everyone, but what’s really important is helping to shape the future of our students and seeing their hopes and dreams come true.’
16 November 2012
TIGHS Parent Council raises £4,000 for the homeless campaign
Lancashire-based children’s charity Tauheedul Relief Trust has announced it will be working together with Crisis, the UK’s national charity for single homeless people.
The relationship was launched with a series of activities during the week, including a fundraising event organised by the parent council of Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School which successfully raised £4,000, and the presentation of a £5,000 donation to Crisis by the students and staff of Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, Blackburn.
Homelessness has a serious impact on young people, with long-term implications for their education, health and employment prospects, and can lead to an escalation of substance abuse. Research suggests that up to 80,000 young people experience homelessness every year in the UK. In London, there will be over 57,000 children homeless on Christmas Day.
Launching the partnership, Kam Kothia, Chair of the Tauheedul Trust and Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire, said: “As a global children’s charity, we recognise the plight of homeless young people and children in the UK. Through this partnership, we aim to transform the lives of thousands of young people and develop an educational programme to raise their plight across our schools and network of organisations.”
The Chief Executive of Crisis, Leslie Morphy, said: “We are very grateful to the Tauheedul Relief Trust for their kind donation and their work in bringing the plight of homeless young people to greater public attention. With homelessness rising across the board, it is all the more important that we work together to help more people across the UK.”
For further information, visit www.tauheedulrelief.org
2012 GCSE RESULTS
96% of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and Maths
76% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate
STATEMENT – 23 August 2012
Students, staff and parents at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College were today celebrating outstanding GCSE results, placing the school as the highest achieving in the borough.
96% of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C with English and Maths, whilst 76% achieved the newly introduced English Baccalaureate.
The English Baccalaureate has been introduced by the Government to recognise achievement in more academic and challenging subjects. It is awarded to students who achieve A* to C in each of English, Maths, two sciences, a foreign language and History or Geography. Nationally, fewer than 20% of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.
Humaira Rehmani, who achieved ten A* grades at Tauheedul, said: ‘The results are amazing. I am so grateful to my teachers and parents; without them, it just would not have been possible.’
Principal, (Mufti) Hamid Patel, said: ‘Our students have achieved outstanding results. Their sacrifice, and that of all of our staff, has been just phenomenal.’
The achievement is one of several accolades that the school has received this year. In January, the Government confirmed that TIGHS is the best school in the country for achievement by students with low prior achievement at primary school and one of the best schools in the country for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
In March, the school was shortlisted for ‘Secondary School of the Year’ by the Times Educational Supplement annual awards.
In May, TIGHS was given an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted inspectors, the only secondary school in Blackburn to be given the highest accolade. In their inspection report, Ofsted praised ‘exceptional progress’ and ‘outstanding leadership’ at the school.