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Consultancy of Academica Mentoring (CAM) is a unique service providing exceptional educational support and mentoring to students at all levels from primary through to university. We offer many projects and provide advice, support, and one-to-one mentoring & coaching in many areas. Starting in a new venture, even a friendly one like ours, can be daunting and there maybe be occasions when you need advice or just someone to listen to you. CAM

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching & Mentoring

Mission Statement “…Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today…” (Malcolm X) An educational consultancy offering exceptional advice and support for all your academic needs. Mission Our aim is to provide exceptional educational support and mentoring to all students, helping them through their education and into the world of work. We hope to equip


WHAT IS SEND? Children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children and young people of the same age. These children and young people may need extra or different help to others. Many children and young people may have SEN of some kind during their education. Child care providers – like nurseries or child minders – mainstream schools, colleges and other organisations can help most


TOP TIPS: SMART GOALS August 1st, 2016 Setting achievable goals can be a daunting task, especially when the goals are long term and are assumed to be achievable only if a significant amount of time has passed. This is where thinking SMART will actually help! You may have often heard that short term goals, be they in work or in life, are much easier to accomplish than long term goals. However,

SMSC – Islamic Ethos and British Values

Introduction and Context

The very principal on which a School is founded was that it would be a school that would uphold strong traditional (orthodox) Sunni Islamic values and that these Islamic values would be at the heart of all decisions made about and for The School. Cam writes policies based on a guideline to ensure that these Islamic values permeate through the very fabric of The School. The CAM policy serves as



Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and education is a key part of both the core and extended curriculum at CAM. Every opportunity is taken for students to be reflective about their own beliefs and others’, develop a moral purpose, use and develop a range of social skills and understand and respect a full range of cultural influences. Some of the many ways we promote the development of these areas are:

SMSC Policies and Standards

SMSC policies, plans and standards

Their are several policies that are needed for any school as part of the SMSC / Tarbiya process:

  • Primary SMSC policy
  • Secondary SMSC policy
  • EYFS SMSC policy
  • Meeting the New SMSC standards
  • PSHE policy
  • Islamic Ethos Policy
  • Incorporating of British Values with all SMSC policies
  • Student Council Policy
  • Pastoral Care policy
  • Grids / Matrices on how to incorporate SMSC, British Values, Islamic ethos in every day school life.

SMSC Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Basic Principles The Pastoral Care system at any school is based on a fundamental principal of Islamic education – the care of the whole person. The Holistic person! Purposes

  • To create a caring happy atmosphere in which the highest moral standards have priority.
  • To help pupils to recognise the equal value of all persons.
  • To foster in pupils feelings of self worth and a sense of their own

SMSC Student Council

Policy For The Student Council

Definition: The Student and Year Councils are a representative structure through which the students can become involved in the affairs of the school, working in partnership with school leadership, staff and parents for the benefits of the school and its students.
Our Principles: The Council, like the school as a whole, believes that every child matters. The Council is committed to the rights

SMSC Plans, Regulations and Guidelines

Muslim schools: Meeting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development standards October 2014

The Department for Education has published non-statutory advice Improving the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils – Departmental advice for independent schools and academies/free schools to help independent schools understand their obligations under the standards relating to a school’s provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC).  The advice sets out the aims of each of the

SMSC Overview

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Policy CAM believes that the planned promotion of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our children is fundamental to our work in schools. These aspects are closely interconnected and this statement endeavours to identify the planned opportunities offered to our children. The School is a community within which pupils learn about their personal development. They learn from their relationships with their teachers and other staff and also

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

The school’s strategy is anchored to a simple but bold vision – that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from secondary school ready for college, career and community. One way in which we can achieve that goal is through the School Improvement Plan (SIP), a unique plan, refined annually, that defines a school’s targeted work to raise achievement for all of its students. These plans are the driving

Safer Recruitment

Key documents for safer recruitment:

Keeping children safe in education

This PDF link below is a key document in order to ensure that safe recruitment effectively takes place within your establishment. Keeping Children Safe In Education

All organisations that employ staff or volunteers to work with children or vulnerable groups should adopt a consistent and thorough process of safe recruitment in order to ensure that those recruited are suitable. Criminal record checks


School governors are people who want to make a positive contribution to children’s education.

Governors are one of the largest volunteer forces in the country and have an important part to play in raising school standards. The role of the governing board is absolutely key to the effectiveness of a school. Time and time again Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management –

Quality Assurance and Standards


Key documents

The Links below contain references to key accreditation / inspection documents. Specific documents can be found on the website or upon request ( UK – England, Middle-East (QATAR) QNSA/QNE, WASC, MoE Middle-East (Saudi Arabia) AdvancED, MoE Middle-East (UAE) ADEC

Documents relating to Ofsted’s inspections of maintained schools.

Guidance for inspecting schools under the common inspection framework, with a mythbuster document on common misconceptions.

Accreditation Processes

At Academica Mentoring we work with many schools in the middle-east to ensure the schools follows all regulations and guidelines. In order for this to be effective we set up a robust system so that this enables the school to apply and obtain accreditation. How successful is your school? Many schools struggle with the day to day running of the school. From our experience one key aspects to this Leadership and Management. With our

Child Protection

Child protection

Child protection is a high priority for the College and plays a part in everything we do. It is an emotive and potentially contentious subject, but one that is everybody’s business.  

Difference between safeguarding and child protection

Safeguarding, and promoting the welfare of children, is a broader term than child protection. It encompasses protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health or development, and ensures children grow up in



Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. School and college staff are particularly important as they are in a position to identify concerns early and provide help for children, to prevent concerns from escalating. Schools and colleges and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. (Keeping Children Safe in Education – DFE 2016) The DSP, Head Teacher and governing