Ta’allum Academies Aim High in Annual Quality Assurance Reviews


Ta’allum Academies aspire to the highest educational standards and aim to secure the best learning outcomes for students in terms of academic excellence, leadership skills and Islamic values. During the past 2 weeks, Al Maha Boys, Al Maha Girls and Al Jazeera Academies have undergone rigorous, three day Quality Assurance Reviews. In the year after successful WASC accreditation, the Ta’allum Education team, led by Dr Mohammed Saefan, Director of Education, assisted by Principals and Leaders of the partner schools, have been assessing standards and the progress made in each of the Academies.

The approach to review is collaborative and supportive. The Review Team effectively acts as a ‘critical friend’ and the process provides a tool for Academy Leadership teams to assess their journey to achieving outstanding practice. The school is measured against Ta’allum quality indicators and performance standards so the team can make consistent judgements on the evidence of observed practice both educational and operational.

Reviewers develop perceptions and judgements by directly observing students and teachers at work in lessons and around the school, reviewing students’ work and behaviour, analysing data and school evidence documents and talking with staff, students and parents. The use of a common set of standards and indicators supports consistency and transparency in judgements across Ta’allum schools. Schools use the standards and indicators for self-evaluation and continuous school improvement through effective action planning. 

Dr Mohammed Saefan, Ta’allum’s Director of Education and Review Team Leader said ‘The process is intended to both challenge and support schools to reach the next level of improvement. I feel confident that we can build on the excellent progress we have made in the recent past, not least successful WASC Accreditation for all our Academies, acquired in 2019.’


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