Madni Academy places great emphasis on the pastoral care of its pupils, as well as that of the staff and parents. Our school aims to provide a happy, caring and safe environment in which the academic, physical and spiritual development of each pupil is promoted. All pupils are encouraged to behave in a responsible manner, showing respect, courtesy and consideration at all times in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet. We have very high expectations of our pupils in this regard and all children are encouraged to act as Ambassadors for Islam.
At the secondary school the form tutor is central to the pastoral system; she is the first point of contact for students each morning. Each Form Tutor helps their pupils to develop their particular talents, interests and needs and promotes first-class relations between staff and pupils. This is achieved within a positive environment for the benefit of the individual, the school and the wider community. Positive reinforcement is combined with a firm discipline policy, which consists of rewards and consequences. In addition, weekly assemblies cover a wide range of topics to develop strong Islamic personalities and community values.
Student Shura (student council)
Madni places importance on the ‘student voice’ it is for this purpose that the Student Shura was established, this provides the pupils with a sense of ownership of the school and helps reinforce a strong Islamic ethos.
Ansaars have an extremely important role in school; these positions of responsibility prepare girls for life after school. Ansaars work alongside staff assisting and supporting with supervision and carry out various other duties to ensure the smooth running of the school. Often they act as mentors for their peers.
Starting a new school, even a friendly one like ours, can be daunting and there may be occasions when you need advice or just someone to listen to you. Madni provides a very supportive pastoral system. In the secondary school each pupil has a form tutor who sees her once a day and who has primary responsibility for the pupil's welfare, academic progress and personal development. They have regular contact with parents regarding issues and concerns in the school and retain an oversight of the academic, social welfare of pupils through regular contact subject teachers.
In addition the Head is usually available to discuss problems and talk to parents if necessary. There are of course parent evenings once or twice a year for every year group.
A good school is an extension of the family; Madni has a positive atmosphere with a strong sense of community throughout the school. Its programme for social and personal development places great emphasis on good conduct and manners, respect for one another and care for the environment and property, support this.
Madni recognises and affirms the uniqueness of the individual. The school works closely with all parents at all stages of their daughters development in order to identify any particular needs at the earliest opportunity. These may include areas where extra help is required or where a pupil shows a special aptitude that requires additional challenges or extra tuition to develop their understanding to the full.
Both at secondary and primary school pupils are put into house groups.
At primary school the house groups are named after famous Mosques; the names of the mosques are-Masjid ul Aqsa, Masjid e Haram,
At secondary level the house groups are named after the famous women in Islam.
The house identity is highlighted by the monthly house assemblies where the House leaders develop the skills of communication and teamwork through the active participation of the students in organising an assembly to be presented to the full school. Students' achievements are displayed on the notice board in for all to see.
The names of the housegroups are:
Ehle Ayesha Ehle Hafsah, Ehle Juwayriyah, Ehle Khadija,
Ehle Maymunah, Ehle Safiyah, Ehle Sawdah, Ehle Zaynab
Ehle Umme Habibah
House groups compete against each other in various activities throughout the year and receive points ( at primary school) and positives at secondary level. These are tallied up each tem and the winning house group receives a treat/award.