Alhamdulillaah – All praise and thanks be to Allaah
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself to you all as the Headteacher for Assunnah Primary School.
I wish to announce my immense gratitude in being able to work with all of you. I also wish to express my excitement at the opportunity of serving the excellent and thriving Assunnah School community.
This coming year will present us all the challenging road ahead of further developing on our already established good practice of teaching and developing the best habits from the Qur’an and Sunnah.
As part of our on-going improvements we have introduced the Singapore Maths (SM) teaching pedagogy in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The SM pedagogy has a remarkable history of raising the mathematical capability to amongst the best in the world!
We have also adopted the outstanding Literacy curriculum from Ruth Miskin, teachers have been busy planning to deliver the best to the students
We are excited at this opportunity of raising the ability of the Assunnah students expanding their possibilities of serving Allaah, may it be accepted – aameen!
Headteacher: Ustadha Hodan Yussuf
Assunnah Primary school is an independent, selective, faith-based Muslim School. We strive to offer a holistic education cultivating growth along spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, physical and communal dimensions. Our aim is to positively orient our students towards realising their full potential as exemplary contributors to our society, in actively promoting fundamental universal values.
We are against radicalisation that leads to unjust acts of violence and the violation of fundamental universal values. We encourage peaceful but effective communication, dialogue and interaction with all parties who are keen to working towards achieving common goals of goodness.
Assunnah Primary School aims to deliver a tarbiyah (having manners) based model of education which caters for the child holistically. The school achieves these primarily through its tarbiyah timetable which has the following key features:
- Early Bird Clubs before school.
- Whole School Assemblies that cover, Hadeeth, actions through role plays of the, Names of Allaah, Seerah and much more…
- Daily Quran lessons first thing in the morning (Tuesday – Thursday).
- Punctuated learning with 50 & 60 minute lessons followed by 10 minute breaks. There are no back-to-back lessons.
- Themed breaks such as duha (mid morning) break, physical exercise break, siesta break and a snack break.
The school reinforces the tarbiyah model in its style of delivery in the classrooms with tarbiyah links and special tarbiyah classes.
Serving our creator is an absolute honour and privilege that brings enormous purpose and value to our lives. It is for this purpose that we perform to our best and continue to grow wiser, fairer, and increase in acts of goodness, righteousness, kindness and truthfulness. The educational process is therefore the means by which we seek to achieve this excellence both as teacher and as learners.
We believe that education should be holistic extending beyond academic achievements and where learning leads to lifelong growth that the learner owns and manages. The educational process therefore should comprise of developing the complete person in consciousness, noble character, useful knowledge, healthy living, social living and public service.
This holistic education is best demonstrated through the practice of habits where learners have a passion for self development, the development of others, practice of independent thinking, sincerity of purpose, moral character, mindfulness and a relentless compassion for others. It is also about being confident without arrogance, where learning is without limits, and where there is a genuine thirst for knowledge that extends beyond the confinements of the classroom.
The journey to completeness needs to include the process of freeing our ego and overcoming low self esteem, thus leading us to the practice of higher virtues of being grateful, tolerant, understanding, courteous and respectful. All in all we believe that this leads to the growth of determined individuals committed to peace and justice.
We at Assunnah are on a journey to unlock the many things that make up a truly sincere and fulfilling education. We seek the outreaching impact of truth, humility, compassion and justice on ourselves, our staff, our pupils, our community and our society both locally and globally Insha Allaah
May Allaah accept it from us all – aameen
Assunnah Primary School was established in 2007; the school was the project of Assunnah Islamic Centre and was formed in response to the high demand from the Muslim community in North London for an Islamic Primary School. It was also created to address the under-representation of Muslim schools in the borough of Haringey.
At first the school was mainly attended by members of the local community, but with the growth and success of Assunnah Primary School we now have students from neighbouring communities and even from the outside boroughs.
In 2008/09 Assunnah Primary school notified the Department Of Education and we had our first visit from Ofsted. The school met the requirements set by the Department of Education and soon after became a registered school, and was awarded Ofsted recognition.
Today, Assunnah Primary School is oversubscribed and our waiting list is growing significantly every year. Our current accommodation is what is limiting us to meet those demands. This is the fundamental reason why Assunnah Primary school is looking to move to a more spacious location.