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Dear Parents and Carers,

A decision on school closure will be taken early tomorrow morning and will be posted here I A.

Posted: 10th December, 22:20

Hadeeth of the week::
" The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hands others are safe. "
[Sahih 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.

School Start Times

Doors Open 8.25 am
Doors Locked 8.40 am
Registration 8.40 am

Charity Week 2017

Al-Ashraf Primary School took part in Charity Week from 30th Oct to 3rd Nov 2017. Charity Week is a project of Islamic Relief which raises money for orphans and needy children. Alhumdulillah with everyone's hard work we raised a fantastic £1101.60.

We would like to express our wholehearted thanks to parents, children, staff and well wishers who all came together to make Charity Week 2017 such a brilliant success.

KS2 SAT’s Results for 2017

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 2017.

The school is now fully embedded with Ofsted rigorous curriculum introduced 2 years ago, the standards intended to raise the bar in terms of expectations of young people in literacy and numeracy, marking UK primary school curriculum as truly world class. This year’s results have proven that at KS2, Al-Ashraf Primary School continues to perform significantly better in all key areas, exceeding the national average. Masha Allah.

KS2 SAT’s Results for 2017

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May our students continue to excel in their secular and religious education and may they be a credit to UK Muslim Society Insha Allah.

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

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 4-10). 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.

Newsletters

October 2017

British Values Statement

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy. (Read more)

School Administrator Vacancy (18 hours)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated Administrator to work closely with school and other administrative staff in supporting the daily activities of the School.

If you are a good team player, with substantial knowledge and experience of working a busy school or similar environment and can demonstrate friendly efficient service, along with a good level of written and spoken English, please email your interest (with CV) to deputyhead@al-ashraf.gloucs.sch.uk.

School Anthem

Click here to read our School Anthem.

British Values Day

To celebrate British Values day, the whole school took part in a British tea party. (Read more)

Science Week

This year Al-Ashraf Primary school were involved in British science week. The children carried out Scientific inquiry skills, developing their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, as well as an understanding of how scientists study the natural world. (Read more)

Elections June 2017

Al-Ashraf Primary School held their very own elections on the 8th of June. The year 5 and year 6 children were grouped in to political parties and presented speeches to the whole school. (Read more)

Helping you stay safe online

No doubt, everyone will have seen the recent attacks on many corporate IT systems, including numerous NHS health services. Though the ransomware looks to have targeted large corporations, the same attack could also hit home systems which generally are less protected. So, what should you do? Well the Al-Ashraf Schools IT Team (yes, we too had a panic, all hands to deck this weekend to check everything once over!!!) have put together a few tips, that hopefully will help you to stay that little bit safer. (read more)

Magical Maths comes to Al-Ashraf

Click here to find out more about the genius who is Professor Poopenshtinken.

Click here to find out more about what world class detective Stately Holmes got up to.

Click here to find out more about what Wizard Potter got up to during ‘Maths Cauldron’ week.

Click here to find out more about Mathletics week. Jess Ennis and Mo Farah eat your heart out!

When it comes to solving Mind Boggling Puzzles we think Al-Ashraf is the best. Click here to find out more.

They’ve come to Al-Ashraf Primary School to teach all our pupils about mind blowing extreme maths.

Magical Maths

Hello everyone and a sad goodbye,

Well there we go I’ve said it, weve just had our last day of our "Magical Maths Training" sessions.

We've got some pretty sad looking Magical Maths leaders here at HQ...I think they've really enjoyed being at Al-Ashraf Primary School – There’s no other school like it .. not on this planet anyways !!!

I really, really hope that the children have had as much fun as we've had working with them! Could I just ask if you could send me an email to your school with your feedback of the club? What did your children think? Please let us know as we love reading them. We also take feedback very seriously...it helps us to keep providing the best clubs and making sure they provide more and more value for parents and students.

Look forward to reading your responses.

Tom Ward
Email : info @ al-ashraf.gloucs.sch.uk

For more detailsof the Magica Maths club visit https://magicalmathsclub.com/

Year 6 Food Collection for The Homeless

Year 6 pupils made a collection of food items for local homeless people during the last week of Term 2.

This was related to work studied during Madrasah as part of the Prophet (SAW)'s generosity and concern for the poor and needy, irrespective of faith and creed.

We are also grateful to Emmaus, Gloucester for kindly sending a representative to speak to the class about their charitable work and also for collecting the items.

Posted: 2nd Jan 2017

Charity Week

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.

Safeguarding & Prevent Training

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

Internet filters

Teaching pupils safeguarding

Peer on peer abuse

Graduated Pathway

There be “Reading Legends” at Al-Ashraf

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.

Primary Reception Admissions 2017/18

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.

Online Safety Advice

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.

Safer Internet Day 2016 - 09/02/2016

Identifying Radicalisation Early and Ensuring the Protection of Vulnerable Children Within Schools

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.

Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales

The Prevent Duty - Departmental advice for schools and childcare providers

Prevent On-Line Training

Certificate - Channel General Awareness Module

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.