This award ceremony has successfully been held on three previous occasions, attracting up to 500 attendees. Previous guests have included Muslim School teachers, Mainstream School teachers, Supplementary Schools, Madaris teachers, parents and other educational organisations and institutions. There has been a huge focus on curriculum development over the past few years and the emphasis on reigniting learning in children through creative and innovative curriculum is very much on the agenda. However, the aim of the National Muslim Teachers’ Creativity & Innovation Awards is to highlight and celebrate the success and achievements of Muslim teachers and educators who are at the forefront in leading the way to improve learning outcomes for our young people.

Previous winners include:

• Jamiatul Uloom Al Islamia, Luton - An English-based project based on the Fifa World Cup.
• Islamic Shakshiyah Foundation, Tottenham – An Islamic Inventions Fair.
• Luton Sixth Form College, London - 'Business Innovation' project.
• Brondesbury College for Boys, London – School club that incorporates academic support, extracurricular activities, and leadership development.
• London Islamic School, London - United Madrassah Athletics and Football Championships.
• Madani Girls School, London – Innovative Design & Technology lessons.
• Al-Noor Primary School, Essex – Yr 6 transition curriculum.

Reflections and testimonies of previous winners

Aims of the awards

The main aims of the awards are to;
• celebrate the success and achievement of teachers
• highlight the unique power of teachers to effect social change.
• promote creative and innovative approaches to curriculum development.
• bring together leading academics, educationalists and professionals to tackle emerging issues related to Muslims in education.
• enable Muslim teachers to network and share experiences/ideas.
• encourage Muslim teachers from different sectors to explore opportunities for collaboration.