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Student feedback from the Islam awareness sessions was very positive. All students commented on their much improved understanding. The sessions were very engaging and delivered in a dynamic way. We would highly recommend Imran to all schools and colleges who are looking for more innovative ways to promote tolerance and respect of other’s religious beliefs.

Suzanne Duncan - Chief Executive, East Durham College & Ofsted Inspector

Imran Kotwal has worked with Westwood Park on a number of occasions. Imran's assemblies and workshops promote British Values of respect and tolerance for all. The pupils really enjoy his visits and are fascinated by the knowledge and insights they gain in to Islam. Imran is willing to tackle 'tricky issues' like extremism and racism with dignity and understanding. He will happily work with pupils, staff and parents. Imran has a good sense of humour which engages children. His work with us is invaluable.

Sara Walker: Head Teacher, Westwood Park Primary, Salford

Imran is an excellent trainer and presenter, bringing a wealth of expertise. Teachers have gone away feeling supported and encouraged and are enthusiastic about applying their learning in the classroom. I cannot recommend Imran highly enough.

Olivia Seymour: Assistant Director of Education Diocese of York

If you want the children in your school to have an informed understanding about different aspects of Islam, then Imran Kotwal is the visitor to invite to your school.

Penny Hollander: Church School Education Consultant for Carlisle Diocese

I am confident that any session for pupils or staff will be an excellent use of your time and resources.

Naomi Anstice: National Ambassador for RE Networks

Imran's assemblies were highly informative and effective in addressing the misconceptions students might have developed about Islam and Muslims through largely negative media reporting. Imran himself is highly professional and approachable; a real pleasure to work with. I will definitely look to booking him for a return visit.

Mark Richardson: Head of Teaching & Learning Shavington Academy, Crewe

Thank you so much for a day of informative and engaging assemblies. Imran can build fantastic relationships with staff and students. Already I feel student attitudes are changing and they have a greater understanding the Muslim faith. They are already asking when Imran will return!!

Vicky Stabler: Head of RS, West Lakes Academy (Ofsted: Outstanding, March 2017)

Imran Kotwal spent two days with staff and learners at Lakes College holding tutorial sessions across the curriculum giving our learners an insight into Islam. All learners were engaged right from the start and feedback has been excellent leaving our learners better informed and reinforcing our college value to show respect for all members of our society. We would recommend Imran and The Muslim Learning Service to all colleges and look forward to working with Imran in the future.

Irene Farragher: Learner Support Manager, Lakes College West Cumbria

We Offer Schools:

Pupil Workshops

We offer both face-to-face and virtual Islam workshops for primary, secondary and college students. Our workshops are engaging and inspiring, covering a wide range of topics to support your R.E, Citizenship & PSHE curriculum. All sessions are delivered by Practising British Muslim Teachers.

Examples of some our workshops:

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

An introduction to Islam and Muslim beliefs & practices.

The 5 Pillars of Islam

Ramadan & Eid

Tackling Islamophobia and radicalisation

Hajj – The Muslim pilgrimage

Qur’an – Holy books in Islam

Islam Assemblies
We offer schools both face-to-face and virtual Islam assemblies. All our assemblies promote fundamental British Values of respect and tolerance for people of other faiths and no faith.
Our assembly topics include:
  • An introduction to the 5 Pillars of Islam
  • Ramadan & Eid
  • Charity in Islam
  • What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?
Islam CPD Courses for RE Teachers

We offer face-to-face and virtual CPD courses for RE teachers – all our courses are delivered by practising British Muslim teachers to help you develop your subject knowledge and confidence in teaching Islam.

Missed one of our courses? You can access video recordings of all our CPD sessions including all the training materials.

Our Islam CPD sessions have received excellent feedback from RE teachers, headteachers and SACRE advisers / Diocesan RE consultants.

Islam Staff Meeting / CPD

As part of our school visits – we offer schools a 90-minute live (face-t0-face or virtual) twilight staff meeting / Inset. There are two sessions to choose from:

An introduction to Islam –  Muslim beliefs and practises (includes tackling Islamophobia) – Full staff Meeting.

Teaching & Learning about Islam – a practical session looking at developing subject knowledge, improving confidence in teaching Islam and sharing ideas/resource

Islam Workshop for parents & carers

We provide an interactive Islam session for parents and carers in order to promote a better understanding of Islam in the wider community. The session includes an open question and answer session.

Islam Inset for SACRE, Diocesan Bodies & MATs

We are proud to have supported a number of SACREs, Diocesan Bodies and Multi-Academy Trusts to deliver Islam training to their RE Leads/teachers across all their primary schools.

Sessions have taken place either as half-day, full-day or as twilight sessions and have been delivered either face-to-face or virtually.

During the practical session, we look at teaching and learning Islam to pupils, developing subject knowledge empowering staff to teach Islam with confidence.

If you’re an RE adviser of a Diocese, SACRE or MAT and would like to arrange Islam CPD for your RE leads – you can contact us using the link below.

10 Reasons why you should use Muslim Learner Services

Our Consultants are:

1. Practising British Muslims and highly respected in their local faith communities.

2. Qualified teachers and outstanding classrom practitioners.

3. Highly recommended by Head teachers for assemblies, workshops and teacher inset.

4. Members of the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).

5. Experienced in working as Ofsted additional inspectors (AI).

6. Featured in several local newspapers for promoting a better understanding of Islam.

7. Praised for their faith and cultural awareness work in Ofsted inspection reports.

8. Mulsim chaplains with extensive knowledge of mentoring your Muslim learners.

9. Highly experienced in teaching Islam to learners of all faiths and no faith.

10. Subjected to an enhanced DBS check.