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Educating Children: Book Launch
September 9 @ 13:30 - 19:00Free
Abdul Aziz Ahmed was born in Nottingham. He moved to Leicester where he completed his BEd degree and qualified as a primary school teacher. He then went on to study at various universities including SOAS, University of London, The Institute of Education, University of London, the Open University, Homerton College, Cambridge, University of South Africa and Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities.
His career has involved working as a school teacher across the whole age range from Nursery to A’ Level, teaching in several universities and colleges, management roles including Head Teacher, Head of Special Educational Needs Service and English as an Additional Language Service for North Lanarkshire Council in Scotland, School Principal in Illinois, USA and quality improvement and inspection roles, including School Inspector and Quality Improvement Officer. As Development Officer working for Yusuf Islam, he successfully prepared the documentation for Britain’s first Muslim and wrote the first published Islamia Schools Curriculum. He then went on help Yusuf Islam form the Association of Muslim Schools and the International Board of Educational Resources. He provided support to many of Britain’s first Muslim schools helping them with registration and pre and post OFSTED Action Plans. He has worked as a policy advisor to the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, and several education authorities. He currently works as an independent consultant. His consultancy portfolio has included schools in Malaysia, Singapore, Jordan, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya and the UAE and colleges and schools in the UK. His consultancy work now includes translating, writing, workshops, Islamic Studies teaching and charity and development work.
Abdul Aziz has written and translated many books on Education and Islam including the Essentials of Islam by Ahmed bin Zein al-Habashi, Living with Blindness, The Blessing of Time by Imam al-Bayhaqi and Educating Children.