Webinar I

Muslim pupils and fasting

Ramadan - what teachers and schools need to know

Thursday 26th June 2014 | 4.00pm–4.45pm

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five basic duties of Islam observed by many Muslim pupils.

On the eve of the start of Ramadan 2014, this webinar provided guidance for schools and teachers to help them make informed decisions about supporting Muslim pupils who may be fasting. The webinar covered:

  • The implications of Ramadan for schools and teachers - including impact on pupils;
  • Teachers and schools responsibilities during the month of Ramadan;
  • What special provisions should schools make during Ramadan;
  • Understanding the difference between a Quranic duty and cultural practices;
  • Communicating with Muslim parents;
  • Ramadan good practice in supporting teachers and pupils.

Presenters

Claire Clinton, Religious Education Advisor

Claire Clinton is an experienced teacher within EYFS, Primary and Secondary education. She has over 20 years of classroom experience, and 16 years of advisory work at a national and local level. Claire is presently the Religious Education Advisor for the London Borough of Newham for six years prior to which she was a RE consultant for the London Borough of Redbridge and Essex County Council.

Rukhsana Yaqoob, President of the Muslim Teachers Association

Rukhsana Yaqoob is the President of the Muslim Teachers Association and has a long career in the teaching profession. She is a tutor at the Investing in Diversity programme at the Institute of Education and a school governor.

Rukhsana was formerly involved in delivering the National Strategies programme and has been a Narrowing the Gap Regional Adviser.


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A recording of this webinar can be viewed here.