Effective Literacy Strategies

Muslim Teachers of the Future

The Muslim Teachers Association with Berrymede Junior School presents:

A Workshop in: Effective Literacy Strategies

Training is led by: Imad Ahmed a literacy expert

If you wish to download a PDF version of the event please click or tap MTA Workshop 7th November 2015

Saturday 7th November 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm
(followed by lunch & networking)

Berrymede Junior School
Osborne Road, Acton, London, W3 8SJ
(parking available)

Mentoring opportunities (30 minutes) are available, Time slots to be allocated with experienced educational senior leaders during the morning

To register your place, send your name, organisation and contact details to: [email protected]

Cost: Members £10
Non-members £20

For queries on the day, please contact Lubna Khan, Vice-President, on 07834 195007

With literacy becoming an increasingly big agenda across schools, it is important to
understand how effective literacy strategies can be applied throughout different subjects.

The session explores the following topics:

  • Guidance on how to promote literacy throughout the curriculum
  • Supporting students with EAL and weak literacy
  • Using talk in the classroom as an effective way of teaching literacy
  • Promoting literacy using higher order thinking skills

Berrymede Junior School is a ‘Good’ school which has been awarded the GPU education for Excellence 2013.

Information about the presenter

Imad Ahmed

Imad works in an ‘Outstanding’ Secondary School in Hackney, and has taught across all three key stages. He worked on the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in a challenging school, where he set up the “Teach First English Network”. He as also worked as an Associate Tutor, providing teacher training and development for Initial Trainee Teachers. Previous to teaching, Imad completed a BA in History and English and an MPhil in Islamic History, both in Oxford University, and has worked with a number of charitable organisations.

Information about the MTA executive committee members available for mentoring sessions

Rukhsana Yaqoob

Rukhsana is the President of the Muslim Teachers’ Association, was a tutor on the Investing in Diversity programme at the Institute of Education, has been a school governor for many years, has been on Teacher’s TV and the Islam Channel and has been a mentor for the Black Professionals Network. Presently she is a freelance educational consultant who has been a secondary school teacher for many years, as well as working for the National Strategies as a Narrowing the Gap Regional Adviser where she worked on the Minority Ethnic Achievement Programme (MEAP) to raise the attainment of Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Turkish and Somali pupils in the UK.

Lubna Khan

Lubna Khan is a Head Teacher in a large Junior School for the past 10 years. She is a local Leader of Education and a Mentor for NPQH candidates. Her school has many accolades for being inclusive and having a rich global dimension. She is also active in the borough serving on numerous committees developing strategies and sharing good practice.