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Overview

Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham is a Muslim faith Academy for boys aged 11-18. It is part of a successful family of schools, run by Star Academies.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote a culture of educational excellence, from within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect, which extends beyond the school into the wider community.

Our mission consists of three key elements:

Educational excellence

  • A belief that everybody has the potential to succeed within a high quality and intellectually challenging educational environment.
  • A commitment to instilling high aspirations, a desire to learn and ambition to achieve.
  • A personalised approach to securing excellence, stemming from a passionate belief that each individual is unique and special and capable of rising above any perceived limitations.

Character development

  • A cohesive identity so that our students, their parents and communities feel a strong sense of belonging to the Star “family.”
  • A passionate focus on a values-based education that instils honesty, integrity, compassion and mutual respect into all our students.
  • A strong core of tenacity, self-respect and self-belief that inspires each student to become the best person they can be.

Service to communities

  • A determination to develop outstanding British citizens who are proud of, and contribute to, the social and economic prosperity of our country.
  • A sense of personal accountability and of responsibility to others.
  • A commitment to charitable endeavours and to making a difference to our world.

Our Vision

Nurturing Today’s Young People, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

Our Values

  • Service – Being a responsible citizen in our community
  • Teamwork – Working together for excellence
  • Ambition – Aspiring to be our best
  • Respect – Treating others as we wish to be treated

AboutUs

As a Star school, we make the following pledge to our pupils and parents:

 

HIGH EXPECTATIONS

We have the highest of expectations of our pupils. We expect all of our pupils to attend school on time every day, ready to learn and achieve.

Our schools provide safe, focused and happy environments for learning. Outstanding behaviour improves pupils’ capacity to learn. We enforce our behaviour policy robustly and consistently across the school. Our pupil code of conduct sets out the high standards of behaviour that we expect. We are positive when our pupils behave well, but have clear consequences for misbehaviour and a zero tolerance of bullying, abusive or discriminatory language and violence. All adults in our schools model the positive behaviour we expect of our pupils. Equally, we expect our parents to reinforce these behaviours at home.

We work hard to create a culture of high aspirations throughout the school. We set ambitious targets for every pupil. Our aim is that every pupil should achieve at least a grade higher than the national expectation in each phase of their learning. Staff, pupils and parents are involved in the whole process of setting the targets and are expected to take responsibility for them once they are agreed.

A HIGH-POWERED, KNOWLEDGE-BASED ACADEMIC CURRICULUM

Star’s curriculum is broad and balanced, with an emphasis on academic success. Our schools prioritise learning in Literacy, Numeracy, Languages, Humanities and Science. Our curriculum is both coherent and cumulative, with an emphasis on the critical importance of knowledge acquisition. Our pupils are required to read extensively from a broad range of high quality and increasingly challenging literary and technical material across all disciplines.

Our curriculum is designed to cultivate well- rounded, intelligent and socially-aware pupils, but it is also tailored to deliver excellent academic results. Regardless of background or prior ability, we aim to secure the best outcomes for all of our pupils, ensuring that our curriculum gives a solid foundation for future learning at every stage.

CAREFULLY FOCUSED TRADITIONAL TEACHING, RIGOROUS TRACKING AND PERSONALISED INTERVENTION

Our approach to teaching is traditional – good teachers, with sound subject knowledge, leading the classroom and delivering a focussed curriculum. All lessons are intricately planned and take into account models for best practice. Our teaching staff develop innovative and highly successful approaches to sustain pupils’ interest. This enables us to push the boundaries of the possible to achieve the improbable.

We have the highest expectations of every child. Every child at a Star school has their progress closely monitored to ensure they are always meeting their – and our – high expectations. After each assessment, targets are set for every pupil and appropriate interventions and personalised ‘catch-up’ activities are planned. Targets are regularly reviewed and revised in accordance with the pupil’s achievement.

We send home report cards five times a year to ensure that parents are kept abreast of their child’s progress and are immediately informed if any issues arise. We meet parents whose child is at risk of not achieving their potential after each report card.  Pupils are celebrated and rewarded for their successes but, just as importantly, we intervene immediately with a personalised approach if there is a cause for concern.

HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF THAT ARE MOTIVATED, WELL TRAINED AND USING CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH

We believe that the most effective learning goes hand-in-hand with the most inspirational teaching, which is why our teachers are some of the best in the business. They are highly motivated and benefit from extensive training and continued professional development. This support means they deliver the very best outcomes for pupils, helping them to realise their potential.

A RICH AND DIVERSE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME THAT GROWS CHARACTER AND INSPIRES CHARITABLE AND SOCIAL ACTION

Our R-18 Leadership Framework is designed to instil the three interdependent Star leadership virtues of Performance Leadership, Moral Leadership and Civic Leadership – virtues that together ensure our pupils not only ‘do their best’ but ‘do the right thing’ and play a full role in society.

The Framework sets our focus for leadership development, laying out the key competencies required to develop as well-rounded, ethical and accomplished leaders of tomorrow.

By developing an aptitude for Performance Leadership, we equip our pupils with the skills to realise their potential for excellence in any performance-related environment. Programmes in sports, creative arts and entrepreneurship offer powerful opportunities to build resilience, cultivate ingenuity and develop leadership potential. Our careers and universities offer focuses on the skills, experience and qualifications required by leading employers and prestigious universities. Through this rounded Performance Leadership programme, pupils learn that success is largely contingent on effort, diligence, perseverance, a strong work ethic, mental toughness, self-discipline and an enduring ability to maintain a positive attitude.

An effective leader does not, however, rely on results alone and – by emphasising the importance of Moral Leadership – our pupils grow to value the traits of integrity, justice, equity, caring, respect and cooperation; all of which are needed for successful interpersonal relationships and ethical conduct. Our Ethics and Values Programme provides learning opportunities for our pupils to work through real life ethical dilemmas and challenges and engage in debates and public speaking – activities which foster a respect for others, ethical reflection and a critical consciousness.

Our focus on Civic Leadership develops a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability and accentuates the importance of citizenship, charity and social action. Pupils experience the merits of community volunteering from a young age. Our project-based civic curriculum teaches young people critical life-long leadership skills such as collaboration, resourcefulness and accountability. Pupils take on increasingly responsible leadership roles that culminate in Civic Leadership Projects in which they identify a community concern, and then plan, execute and evaluate a project to address it.  “Giving something back” is fundamental to our philosophy and all of our pupils, from the youngest to the oldest, also enjoy planning innovative ways to raise money for charities in the UK and beyond. Together, these opportunities for civic and charitable activities seek to nurture a growing sense of agency and connect our pupils constructively to their community.

Our Leadership Lecture series brings together highly-successful leaders from the worlds of business, politics and the public sector who embody performance, moral and civic leadership. Secondary school pupils benefit from hearing the success stories of over 100 local, regional and national leaders, and primary school pupils have an opportunity to engage with up to 50 influential keynote speakers. These aspirational role models offer real-world advice about setting, achieving and surpassing personal goals, nurturing ambition and self-motivation in all our pupils.

Through participation in our unique leadership programmes, pupils work towards securing the core Star leadership virtues. The R-18 Framework recognises pupils’ accomplishments and accredits the leadership skills, knowledge and attributes sought by top universities and employers, feeding directly into our vision of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

Tauheedul Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory clearances including references, DBS checks, health clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Working for Us

A CAREER WITH STAR ACADEMIES

Star Academies makes a pledge to every Star employee.  We pledge:

An inspirational career, with opportunities to put the needs of others first, drive social mobility and celebrate diversity for the richness it brings

An inspirational working environment where hard work is recognised and where there are opportunities to give something back and bring out the Star qualities in each and every pupil

A commitment to transformational leadership, with leaders passionate about nurturing the next generation of leaders and a culture of collaboration, sharing and support

A learning organisation, committed to growing its own, encouraging fast track career progression and supporting the transformational development of its people

A sense of belonging to one Star family, bound together by a shared moral purpose and passion for our STAR values

An unswerving commitment to our one Star family, filling it with Star talent, celebrating successes and pursuing excellence in all we do

 

STAR BENEFITS

Competitive salaries

We value our staff and place a supreme importance on their well-being. We aim to offer job satisfaction, work-life balance and a competitive reward package. 

National Terms and Conditions

Star Academies is committed to offering national terms and conditions in line with the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document (“STPCD”) or the Burgundy Book (for Teachers) or the NJC Green Book (for Support Staff).  This commitment is protected via a Recognition and Collective Agreement between Star and the national Trade Unions and Professional Associations. Star Academies also subscribes to the Valued Workers Scheme.

Pension scheme

All contracted members of staff will be automatically enrolled into either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or the Local Government Pension Scheme (whichever is appropriate).

SimplyHealth

All staff are offered a Healthcare Cash Plan from Simplyhealth.  The Cash Plan allows staff to claim money back on the cost of everyday healthcare, such as dental treatment, eye tests, physiotherapy, acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractic treatment, homeopathy and chiropody/podiatry, all up to an agree annual limit. 

 

Our Cycle to Work scheme enables employees to purchase brand-new bicycles and equipment via salary sacrifice, making tax and National Insurance savings.

Safeguarding Recruitment Statement

Star Academies Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory clearances including references, DBS checks, health clearances and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Our Faith Ethos

We are proud of our faith, its values and its emphasis on a shared view of humanity – one family and one world for which we all share responsibility. We take a progressive, outward-facing, inclusive and globally-orientated interpretation of the Islamic faith.

Everything we do is designed to enable all our students to live their lives according to the values of self-discipline, compassion, mutual respect for all people regardless of difference and respect for the earth itself. These fundamental values underpin the Islamic faith and our British way of life.

The academy aims to celebrate all that faith has to give and instil a sense of joy at being part of the local and wider community. We have an inclusive approach to faith, welcoming people of all faiths and none and recognising that we are all part of, and contributing to, something far greater than ourselves.

We place great emphasis on character development – promoting values such as respect, care, tolerance, self-discipline and love for each other. We promote an ethical lifestyle, enabling our learners to feel empowered to fulfil their responsibilities to themselves, their families, wider humanity and the environment around them.

Regardless of their religious beliefs, we want to prepare all our students to become high achieving, fully engaged citizens in multi-cultural 21st century Britain. For our Muslim students, we want to help them to explore how they can apply faith values in their everyday lives as committed and tolerant members of British society. We want them to become model British citizens, inspired by faith to uphold fundamental British values, reject extremism in any form and to prosper as part of British society. We want them to make a genuine and determined contribution and, by their actions, to demonstrate the best of what the Muslim faith can contribute to British life and culture.

We are not associated with - or subscribe to the views of - any faith organisation or movement.

Principal's Welcome

A very warm welcome to the Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham.

We are a new Muslim faith based secondary school that opened in September 2015 with 100 Year 7 students and 50 students in year 8. Each year we will welcome another set of pupils into Year 7 until we have 500 11-16 year olds in 2019. We will be opening a 200 place sixth form in September 2019.

At Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham we aim to provide educational excellence. For us, this is a responsibility not only to achieve high academic standards, but also to foster a love of learning in our boys. It is our belief that this passion will carry our pupils to succeed in whichever road they choose to travel. We look forward to working with you to develop our boys, who will question without inhibition, who will embrace challenges without reluctance, and who will seek knowledge without fear.

We will be a school that will prepare our students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that have not yet been invented. Every two years, the volume of new technological information is doubling. Data is essential in today’s society, and at Eden we will teach our pupils to analyse, reason and reflect, giving them the skills needed to progress to the forefront of their respective fields and to be successful in an ever-changing world.

Our pupils will be born into the most diverse generation to pass and we are committed to promoting mutual respect, acceptance and most of all, understanding. At Eden Boys’ School, we will encourage a sense of social responsibility and our boys will be expected to play an active role in society. The school’s progressive and inclusive faith ethos will develop our boys into successful, grounded and compassionate leaders, who will cherish the multicultural society in which we live whilst maintaining the values and morals which are essential to all faiths.

This is a school which is also committed to individual, personal nourishment, including the development of an intelligent moral, spiritual and ethical compass which will help our boys to successfully navigate through the obstacles they may be faced with in life.

We have a culture of high expectations. We have a high powered academic curriculum, a varied enrichment programme and a strong emphasis on community service. We take a personalised approach, with each student having a set of aspirational, but achievable, targets. We promote fundamental British values and welcome applications from pupils of all faiths and none. We want every pupil – regardless of faith or background – to become a well-qualified, rounded British citizen who aspires to be the very best they can in all aspects of their lives.

The role of headteacher is, for me, a lifetime vocation. It is both a privilege and an opportunity to lead Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham. As educators, we engage with our pupils at the most critical phase of their transition from childhood to maturity. We receive them on trust from their parents and society and are under both a moral and a statutory duty to work in partnership to ensure that they realise their potential to become good and successful citizens. At Eden we will nurture innovation, vision and resilience. We will equip our boys with the skills that will help them to solve problems that we do not even know are problems yet. With your support our students can make the impossible, possible.

Asiyah Ravat
Principal

Star Academies

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Nurturing Today’s Young People, Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

 

Eden Boys' School, Birmingham is part of Star Academies – one of the UK’s leading education providers.

Star Academies is a mixed Multi-Academy Trust that runs a diverse network of primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation, committed to enhancing social mobility.  All our efforts are geared towards raising the aspirations of children and young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to improve their life chances and help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions.

Star Academies is one of the country’s leading education providers, and our schools promote excellence in everything they do. In every school, the entire staff team – working in partnership with parents and the local community – is committed to nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

Our schools work together as Star Partnerships in five cluster areas – Lancashire, Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, the Midlands and London. Schools within the Partnerships collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our pupils.

Star Academies employs the very best staff and invests heavily in their continuing professional development. Staff benefit from an extensive range of nationally accredited training provided by Star Institute

Find out more about Star Academies by visiting http://www.staracademies.org/

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