Leicester Islamic Academy is an Islamic school for the Muslim community. The very foundation of the school is based on the Holy Qur’an and traditions (Sunnah) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). The school sees each pupil as being of equal worth and deserving of the school’s best efforts. The school is committed to excellence. All its members are encouraged to realise their full potential and worth in order to take their place as responsible and contributing members of the wider society.
At Leicester Islamic Academy we believe all children are entitled to develop to their fullest potential; academically, socially, emotionally, physically, morally, spiritually and creatively, enabling each child to grow in confidence, and be able to participate in the wider society. We hope to foster Islamic teachings and practices with the guidance from the Qu’ran and Sunnah.
The following aims act in support of our ethos:
- The curriculum is broad, balanced, coherent and relevant. Staff have high expectations of pupils and they are always encouraged to work to the fullest extent of their capabilities in all aspects of the curriculum, ensuring they understand Islamic values to each lesson. All pupils will be provided with a core of religious, social, linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, geographical, political, economical and physical knowledge and skills.
- The school and its governors are strongly committed to ensuring that the physical and mental health of all pupils is a priority. In support of this commitment the school will encourage pupils to maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercising and following a healthy diet which we implement with our Healthy Eating Policy. We support these aims by providing a rich variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities, which provide a breadth of experience and opportunities for personal and social development.
- An important emphasis is placed upon the child’s personal development; self-discipline, self-esteem and self-motivation are encouraged. Pupils should be prepared to play an active role both in the school and the wider community by developing sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others regardless of differences. No one should be made to feel uncomfortable or threatened in our school because of their race, sex or sexual orientation, religious beliefs or because they have a disability. Our school does not tolerate racist or sexist abuse, comments or behaviour.
- The school has a warm and friendly atmosphere for all who work within it and for visitors. We aim to provide an environment in which children feel secure and happy, enabling them to develop effectively. We will value each child as an individual enabling them to develop a positive self-image. The school will prepare pupils for their lives as adults in an increasingly secular, materialistic and technological world. Our pupils will be capable of carrying the Islamic beliefs, practices and values as enshrined in the Qur’an and Sunnah into their everyday lives and they will be equipped with the qualifications and skills necessary to discharge their duties as Muslims.
- To help pupils develop personal, spiritual and moral values, an understanding of other religions and beliefs and a tolerance for others and their ways of life will be taught. We are all different and everybody has strengths and weaknesses and these should be accepted. Nobody is better than anybody else and pupils are taught that they should treat everybody with the same respect as they would themselves expect.
- To promote equal opportunities for all children.
- We aim to raise achievement through active independent learning and the vital support of parents.