March 2024

Dear Parents/Carers

Re: Ramadan 2024

As I am sure you are aware, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is fast approaching and we have a number of staff and students here at the Academy observing the holy month.

Ramadan is a period of fasting and reflection for Muslims. With over 35% of our students and staff observing Ramdan this year, I felt it was important to reshare our academy’s message of Generosity, Respect, Justice, Forgiveness and Truth that I feel aligns with the spiritual focus of Ramadan.

As the passage from the Quran suggests this is a month for muslims to feel closer to God and at the Academy we  appreciate that we have many students and staff that belong to and practise a faith ( over 65 % have said they belong to a faith group). This year, Ramadan again coincides with Easter so we have a real opportunity to celebrate our diversity as an Academy.

Ramadan 2024 is likely to start on Monday 11th March 2024. 

At the Academy we celebrate and value our difference in faith and no faith!  We have accommodated for our students by providing the following:

  • Monday 11th March- students presented Ramadan information in staff briefing
  • In our Central Atrium we have ‘ Ramadan’ display information for those who would like to learn more about Ramadan.
  • Lunch times WF04, WF05, WF06 can be used  as safe spaces for prayer- the reflection room will not be suitable due to the number of students wanting to pray. 
  • Toilets will be open during both lunch times for students to make wudu (ablutions)
  • Reflections for the week beginning Ramadan are around Ramadan allowing students and teachers to reflect and have conversations around why muslims fast.
  • Students that are FSM are still able to use their allowance to purchase food  ( e.g cakes, cookies) and then put in their bags to eat for their iftar meal in the evening.

On behalf of all our staff and students in our TSLA ‘family’ Academy to yours, Ramadan Kareem (Blessed Ramadan)!

Warm regards

Mr Hire