Hadith of the week:
" God has sent me to perfect good manners and to do good deeds " [Bukhari]
It is our aim at Al-Ashraf, Insha-Allah, to impart the highest standards of education to our children. Together with this, we also aim to build strong Islamic foundations, which include development of positive Islamic thoughts, good manners and respect and a deep sense of love for Islam as a way of life.
As parents, we must play our role in all this by ensuring that we provide a good Islamic environment at home, which will support the school's Islamic ethos. Likewise, it is important that we become good Muslim role models for our children.
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Al-Ashraf Primary School pupils will be taking part in this year's Hour of Code event.
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our Hour of Code is making a statement that Al-Ashraf Primary School is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, share the news on social media channels and consider hosting additional Hour of Code events in the community.
This is a chance to change the future of education in Gloucestershire.
See http://hourofcode.com/uk for details, and help spread the word.
We raised a massive £1620.63 for charity.
Al-Ashraf Primary School students took part in Charity Week starting 7th November this year.
Click here to read what the students had to say.
Jaza Khullah Khair to all those who took part, contributed and volunteered for the event.
Click here to read Newsletter.
Alhamdulillah with the grace of All-Mighty Allah swt, the hard work of our students, staff and support of parents, Al-Ashraf Primary School can report excellent KS2 results for 2016.
This year’s results are the first to be released following the introduction of a far more rigorous curriculum that raises the bar in terms of expectations of young people in literacy and numeracy, marking the UK primary school curriculum as truly world class. This year’s results whilst not comparable with previous KS2 result shows Al-Ashraf Primary School having performed significantly better than the national average in all key areas, Masha Allah.
May our students continue to excel in their secular and religious education and may they be a credit to UK Muslim Society Insha Allah.
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (Deputy Head) attended a training session delivered by GSCB on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.
The training included:
Greater emphasis on the role all staff play in safeguarding
More information on ‘early help’
Staff to receive regular safeguarding updates
Safer Recruitment checks
Clarification on role of DSL and updated job description
Teaching pupils safeguarding
Peer on peer abuse
This year Al-Ashraf Primary School pupils were nominated as “Reading Legends” during the “Read for My School” competition.
The competition is a huge success at our school as it improves children's reading skills. It aims to challenge children to read as many books as they can for pleasure, explore new and different types of books and get talking about the books they've read.
Over 400 nominations from schools across England were received, so competition was fierce!
The judges were so inspired by Abdallah Omar that they named him the national winning Reading Legend Voyager in the year 3-4 category!
Abdallah, along with 4 other children, was invited to an awards ceremony on 13th June where he was awarded with a tower of books to celebrate his achievement. This was a VIP event with the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, Robin Stevens, doing a Q&A and helping present the awards. Furthermore, the cast of the Horrible Histories ‘Barmy Britain’ show entertained them with some horrible history comedy.
It was an amazing fun filled opportunity for our children. Click this link to find out more.
We would like to thank Mrs Pandore for setting up this competition and accompanying our reading legends to London.
The Admissions Policy for Reception Class at Al-Ashraf Primary School is operated in two tiers.
Tier-one is offered as a priority admission for children who are enrolled at Al-Ashraf Nursery on the date applications are accepted.
Give your child the best opportunity for a place at the Primary School by enrolling them to the Nursery today.
To view Admissions Policy click here.
At Al-Ashraf Primary we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously and on these pages you will find information that will support you as parents/guardians.
The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. The DfE has recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values.’ (Read more)
The school in keeping up with its obligations under the prevent duty has established formal links with the local Prevent Team. (PC Adam Large, Prevent Officer, Glos. Constabulary).
The Prevent Duty is the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015.
We will be liaising closely with the Prevent Team for advice & support.
The e-learning includes information on how Channel links to the government's counter-terrorism strategy (CONTEST) through the Prevent strategy. It also provides guidance on how to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how to refer them into the Channel programme.
Admissions for Pre-School at Al-Ashraf Nursery are being taken now. Please contact the Manager for more information.
Remember, full-time admission to Al-Ashraf Nursery gives your child the best chance to secure a place at the Al-Ashraf Primary School. See here for admission policy.
Reserve your space now, as places are limited.