Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to the final blog of 2012.
A season of generosity
During the winter months we undertake a number of projects at the school to raise funds for those less fortunate, both in the UK and further afield.
As part of this year’s winter gift donation programme, at the end of November the parent shura raised an incredible £4,000 for a homeless campaign on behalf of Crisis, the UK’s national charity for single homeless people.
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to my blog, in what has been another busy and varied month here at the school.
It is with our international agenda that I begin this month and the great news that, after three years of hard work, TIGHS has finally achieved the full International School Award. Continue reading
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to my blog for October.
Relocation, relocation, relocation
I start this month with news of the move to our new campus at Beardwood, which is getting ever closer! At the end of the 2011/12 academic year in July Beardwood High School closed and we officially took control of the campus. Continue reading
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to the first blog of the 2012/13 academic year.
A very special new year
Time certainly does fly when you are involved in such a busy school and it seems like only yesterday that we were embarking on the start of the last year. However, it is this new year that is now upon us and what a very special one it is too, with the opening of the new boys’ school, which welcomes 75 boys into years 7 and 8 and an initial team of 15 staff. Continue reading
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to a packed blog this month.
There is only one place to start this month, and that is with the notification of the allocation of school places, which took place on the 1st.
As is the case with this event every year, there was a mixture of great joy and huge disappointment as we had over three times the number of applicants than the number of places we had available. This year we also had the added element of allocating places for years 7 and 8 at the new boys’ school, so it was even more intense than usual.
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to February’s blog, in what has been another typically busy month at the school.
We began the month with our annual Spirituality Day on 03 February, which always takes place in the month of Rabiul Awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar and one that marks the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Continue reading
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to my first blog of 2012.
A fresh start
As we enter every new year we look upon it as an opportunity to start afresh, review where we have been, where we are now and make plans for the future. In education, and at TIGHS particularly, we have more than one opportunity to do this, with the start of the calendar, academic and Islamic years, which means we are constantly reviewing our activities and planning ahead to keep on improving. Continue reading
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to my final blog of 2011.
Specialist schools conference
I began the month by attending the annual Specialist Schools and Academies Trust conference in Birmingham, where this year’s overall theme was Every Child has Talent.
Specific areas of interest included the use of new technologies in schools, ways to further foster creativity and entrepreneurship, and the perennial theme of how to continue raising standards everywhere.
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to this month’s blog.
We began November with the first full governing body meeting of the academic year, which also gave us a good opportunity to spend some time reflecting on 2010/11.
At a school as successful as TIGHS, in our pursuit of the next challenge we often neglect to look back and take stock of what we have actually achieved, so it was good to be able to do this and spend time discussing the superb efforts of all concerned.
Assalamu Alaikum and welcome to my blog in what has been another extremely busy month here at the school.
There is always so much going on now, with the girls’ school, new boys’ school and charitable trust, that there is a constant palpable sense of excitement about the place due to the opportunities we have in front of us.
As an organisation, we recognise that while our priority will always be for the children in our care, we do also have a responsibility to play a part in improving educational standards both locally and nationally.