Since its inception, Nida Trust has delivered Teacher Education. Back in 2005, we were a group of Muslim teachers all working in the State Sector. We were all privileged to receive outstanding professional development and training funded by central government. However, we were aware that there were many schools in the charity and independent sectors that did not have access to these resources. Our Trust endeavoured to pass down this training to Black and Minority Ethnic Teachers pursuing a teaching career in all sectors.
The main aims of the Nida Trust Teacher Education Programmes are to:
1. Encourage more Muslims into the teaching profession – formally gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
i. Ensures more ethnic minority teachers in the state school sector, as well as positive roll-modelling for ethnic minority pupils and a more cohesive society
ii. Provides an attractive career to ethnic minorities
iii. Leads to higher standards in Muslim Schools
2. Support, train and mentor Muslim teachers in School Leadership positions
i. Ensures more ethnic minority school leaders in all sectors
Over the last two years, Nida Trust have fulfilled these aims by delivering a number of ongoing programmes and initiatives