Celebrating 40 years of the Muslim Teachers’ Association

The Past, Present and the Future

The Muslim Teachers’ Association held a very successful event to Celebrate 40th Years. This took place at UCL Institute of Education, London on Sunday 31st March 2019 to celebrate the valuable contribution Muslim teachers have made in the world of Education.

The objectives of the event were to:

  1. To listen to a range of inspirational speakers from the world of education
  2. To celebrate 40 years of MTA and its unique history
  3. To explore the needs of teachers in order to shape the future planning for MTA
  4. To network with other Muslim professionals and educators

This was a unique opportunity to recognise the amazing Presidents and Executive committee members of the MTA over the last 40 years. Inspirational speakers explored the present issues faced in schools and there was an exploration of how the MTA could support Muslim teachers in the future.

Amanda Spielman HMCI Ofsted who was one of the keynote speakers acknowledged the contribution of Muslim teachers to Education and spoke about the changes to the new OFSTED framework. She emphasised the importance of dialogue for OFSTED in the future. The full speech can be found at:


The new President, Farzana Hussain, shared her vision for the future of the MTA, building on the solid foundation of the past.
The food was kindly supplied by Sapna Caterers.

The Voice of Peace Choir entertained everyone with their beautiful songs and pupils had the opportunity to ask Amanda Spielman a range of questions.

Participant comments from the event:

‘Great to see such wonderful Muslims in Education, great Muslim Role Models’

‘It was amazing to see the work the MTA does for Muslim Teachers’

‘The speakers – they had an amazing wealth of knowledge’

‘I enjoyed networking with teachers and trainees from other schools’

‘Well organised and a brilliant set of speakers showing a variety of views’

‘An amazing insight into the world of education for Muslim Teachers to be inspired’