The DBS Process is now entirely online and is required by law, for all volunteers.
Please note the following before Beginning the Process:
1. All Volunteers must submit an online application for 2016.
There are no exceptions, regardless of whether you have completed one with your school, or if you have completed one at SIM in the last 12 months. This is a new system that all volunteers must go through.
2. All applications MUST be submitted by the end of the month of February, 2016
To ensure all our volunteers are screened and abiding by the law, we must process applications as efficiently as possible. In order to do this, volunteers must abide by deadlines.
3. Upon submission of the online application, documents as evidence must be brought into the Madressa Administration office on Sunday for the office staff to review and scan.
A list of documents that you can bring is available once you login to submit your online application. We suggest, but do not limit you to; Passport, UK Driving License, Bank/Credit Card/Utility Statement which is recent (dated within three months of date of submission of application)
1. Download the instruction guide here to ensure you enter the correct information on behalf of your voluntary status at the Madressa
3. Gather your documents of evidence and bring them in to the Madressa Administration Office on the next Teaching Week Sunday (where Madressa is open)
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com
MCE Neuro-Psychology Course - Watford
The S I Madressa teachers have been invited to the upcoming Neuro-Psychology of Learning (NPL) program.
This exciting 2 day program aims to help madrasah teachers understand themselves and their students better so that they are able to positively engage and inspire the next generation.
At the end of this two day program, participants will have
Experienced a comprehensive self-assessment covering key psychological frameworks involved in learning
Reviewed in detail the learning needs, energies and thinking approaches for different students
Identified the inherent strengths and challenges they might face as a teacher based on their needs, energy and thinking approach
Learned how to adapt their style to teach more effectively
Established an action plan to apply these skills and techniques in everyday situations
When? Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 February 2016
Al-Zahra Centre, 81 Fearnley Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 0RB (Parking is available at the venue)
Please note that this is an intensive 2 day program and participants have to commit to attending both days from start to finish.
We will start at 9 AM and aim to finish by 7:30 PM on both days.
There is no fee for attending this program. All meals and course materials will be provided. Participants are requested to cover their travel cost to the venue and back home. This is a non-residential program, but overnight accommodation can be arranged on Sat 27 Feb if required.
Demand for these programs is usually very high and participants are requested to apply early to avoid disappointment. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.
To apply, teachers should write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details by Friday 19 Feb 2016.
1. Full Name
2. Mobile phone no.
3. Name of madrasah
4. Subject and age group you teach
Upcoming Training Sessions
As per our teachers charter, certain training sessions are required for safeguarding. Below are a few courses being offered by Voluntary Action group for staff.
29th Feb & 7th March (2 day Course)
Pediatric First Aid Course - £100 per person
8th March '16
Level 2 Safeguarding Training - Free
18th April '16
Child Exploitation Training - Free
Please complete the form below to sign up for one of these courses. By signing up for a course, you are confirming your attendance. If you are absent, please note that you will be liable to pay any costs that may incur as a result of your non-attendance.
Should you attend and remain a volunteer at SIM for the full 2016 Academic year (until December), the S I Madressa will reimburse all associated costs. Please keep your receipts.
Should we require further information for the courses, we shall be in touch.
HED Review - #VisitMyMosque and #FinalSaviour Event
#VisitMyMosque Day 2016 epitomized HED in a day; with the guidance of mentors, a committee with the average age of just over 16 years came together to organise a day which invited people of all faiths and none to a discussion about the similarities between the Abrahamic faiths waiting of a saviour and dealt with the issue of religious societies’ compatibility with today’s world. Abbas Kermalli aged 16 years, ably led a team to co-ordinate conversations by Dr Chris Hewer and Dr Amina Inloes to inspire the audience with their thoughts and set the scene for wider discussion.