DR. ABUL KALAAM AZAD
 
Date of Birth:  

01-02-1971

Nationality:   British
Marital Status:   Married
email:   kalamahsan2005@yahoo.co.uk
     
 
Current Position :
 
  • Director of Sixth Form, Jamiatul Ummah School, London
  • Assistant Professor in Education (Part-time) at American University in London
 
Qualification:
2009-2010  

PGCE (Secondary) in Community Languages, Goldsmiths, University of London

2001-2005  

PhD in Education, University of Portsmouth, England
Topic: “Absenteeism Amongst Bangladeshi Pupils in Westminster”

1995-1998   MA in Arabic as a Second Language, International Islamic University, Malaysia.
1990-1994  

BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies, Islamic University, Medina, Saudi Arabia.

1994-1994  

Certificate in Manuscripts and operating central library, Islamic University, Medina. KSA

1993-1993   Certificate in computer operating and Data Base 3+, Islamic University, Medina, KSA. 
1987-1989   Kamil (Graduation) in Hadith, Madrasha-e-Alia, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1989   Certificate in teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies, Islamic University, Medina, Saudi Arabia.
     
Job Experiance :
2010  

Occasional Tutor for PGCE Secondary students at Goldsmiths, University of London

2010   Overseas Programme Validation Panel Member, The Open University, Melton Keys.
2007-now   Team Leader Examiner, GCSE Religious Studies Unit K, Edexcel, UK
2007-now   Director of Sixth Form, Jamiatul Ummah School, London.
2007-now   Assistant Professor in Education (Part-time), American University in London
2005-now  

Examiner, GCSE Religious Studies Unit D, Edexcel, UK

2003-now   Head of RS and Modern Foreign Languages, Jamiatul Ummah School, London.
2002-now   Tutor (Part-time), London Open College, UK
2001-now   Examiner, IGCSE Islamiyat, University of Cambridge.
2002-2003  

Head of Religious Studies (Part-time), Jamiatul Ummah School, London

2001-2001  

Supply Teacher to mainstream schools and colleges in Leicestershire, Teaching Personnel.

2000-2002  

Assistant Librarian (Part-time), Markfield Institute of Higher Education Library, Leicestershire.

1998-2000  

Lecturer of Arabic, International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh.

1994-1995   Author and member of curriculum board for Arabic. Bangladesh Open University.
     
Language skills
competence indicated on a scale of 1 to 5 (1: excellent; 5: basic)
Languages Reading Speaking Writing
Arabic Near native Near native Near native
Bengali Mother Tongue Mother Tongue Mother Tongue
English Near native Near native Near native
Hindi 4 2 4
Malay 5 5 5
Persian 5 5 5
Urdu 1 1 1

 

Membership of professional bodies:               
1. Founding Director General, Foundation for Quality Education, London.
2. Member, Association of Muslim Schools/Teachers, UK
3. Member, British Educational Research Association (BERA), UK
4. Member, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, UK
5. Member, The National Geographic Society, USA
6.  Founder, Talent Education Trust, Jessore, Bangladesh.
7.  Director, Quality Education School and College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
8.  Trustee, Time International Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
9.  Founding Secretary, Global Aid Trust, London

 
   

Some key professional and administrative experiences:
I have been in the teaching profession for over a decade from primary to university levels. Moreover, I have always enjoyed developing new institutions; setting up the curriculum, schemes of work, extra-curricula activities, pastoral care etc. At Jamiatul Ummah School, I have taken lead of two departments and established 6th Form programme. I have developed the school assessment policy and conducted an INSET session on assessment in the school, in addition to presenting other professional issues within the school.

I am also playing a key role to set up partnership programmes between three 6th Form colleges in East London.

I administer the EMA services and UCAS services for all 6th form students in the current school.

During out of school time, I engage myself in charity work with Global Aid Trust (GAT) which primarily works for improving quality of education in developing countries. I love to read books, journals and to going out with my family and children.