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Green Oak Academy – Girls’ School is operated under the guidance of a mixture of knowledgeable traditional Ulama (Scholars) and Academics who have a track record of offering high quality services to the community. Senior members include:
Mawlana Maseehullah Patel – Chair of the Governing Body
An experienced Imam and Aalim (Scholar) of 10+ Years in the South Birmingham area. The respected Mawlana Saheb initially studied at Darul Uloom Dewsbury Markaz, completing Hifz-ul Qur’an and the initial years of the Aalim course. Mawlana Saheb thereafter moved to the prestigious Jame’ah Riyadhul Uloom (Islamic Da’wah Academy) in Leicester where he completed the Aalim course.
At Green Oak Academy – Girls’ School, Mawlana Saheb serves as the Executive Head Teacher & Chair of Governors and oversees the Tarbiyyah and Islamic studies programme for students attending the school.
Mawlana Saheb also oversees the Islamic studies programmes conducted by Green Oak Academy outside of School time such as the evening Aalimiyyah Course, Aalim Course and Maktab Classes. Mawlana also serves as Senior lecturer of Tafseer (Qur’an commentary) and Hadeeth at Green Oak Academy.
Dr Razia Ghani (PhD, PGCE, BSc) – Head Teacher
Dr Ghani is the headteacher of Green Oak Academy. She has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham. She is a highly qualified and experienced teacher who has worked in a variety of inner city schools and is accustomed to utilising various different teaching and learning strategies. She also has extensive experience with working in large corporations, including universities and pharmaceutical companies with experience in engineering, applied statistics and programming.
Dr Ghani uses improvement methods for herself and others in the school community. She enables all students to reach their potential and ensures they are equipped for the next stages of their lives once they leave the School. She has extensive experience in training staff at a whole school level, within a department and also those early in their teaching careers, including trainee teachers. Dr Ghani ensures that the processes used within the school take into account the well-being of both staff and students.
Asgarali Mohamed is an experienced leader within a mainstream school and also a qualified teacher. He has worked as a senior member of staff, including head of department, in a large local comprehensive school for many years.
Asgarali Mohamed is responsible for mentoring the senior staff within the school on teaching and learning strategies. He works closely with the headteacher to ensure the smooth running of the school. He also works on catch up strategies for students, in particular GCSE students.
Prof Mohammed is a Professor of Healthcare, Quality & Effectiveness in the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford and a Principal Consultant at the Strategy Unit in the National Health Service.
His main areas of interest are quality improvement methodology and its application to the NHS. In his role as Advisor, Prof Mohammed advises on the application of improvement science to Green Oak Academy.