Frequently Asked Questions
Admissions and Enrolment:
How can I enrol my child at Tayyibun madrasah?
Enrolling your children at our Madrasah is simple and convenient. To get started, follow these steps:
- Complete the Registration Form: Fill out the Registration Form for your child on our website: https://tayyibunmadrasah.com/registration/
- Payment Options: Once you’ve filled out the form, make the payment. You can choose between two convenient methods:
In-Person: Visit any of our branches or our Head Office and make the payment there.
Online: For an even easier process, make the payment online after completing the registration form.
Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or need assistance with the enrolment process. We’re here to help!
What age group do you admit?
We’re delighted to welcome students between the ages of 4 to 16 years old. If your child falls within this age range, they’re eligible to join our madrasah.
Which month does the academic year start/end?
Our academic year begins in September and ends in July.
Does Tayyibun offer any loyalty or multiple sibling discounts?
While we aim to keep our fees affordable for all parents, we do not currently offer loyalty or multiple sibling discounts. Our priority is to maintain the quality of education and services we provide at the Madrasah. The fees we charge are already set at the minimum necessary to cover our operational costs and ensure a high-quality experience for all students. By not offering discounts, we can allocate all resources towards enhancing the educational journey and creating a positive environment for our students.
Do I have to register again for the next academic year?
Yes. We kindly ask all parents, including those who are already part of our madrasah, to complete a new Registration Form annually. This process is crucial to maintain accurate and up-to-date information about each child. It allows us to have current emergency contact details and ensures that parents are well-informed about the most recent terms and conditions.
Fees and Payments:
What are the fees to join the madrasah?
Our madrasah fees are structured as follows:
- Weekend Fees: £500 for the entire year.
- Weekday Fees: £700 for the entire year.
We’re pleased to offer a £50 discount if parents choose to pay the fees in one single instalment. This helps make the payment process more convenient for you while ensuring your child’s participation in our madrasah for the entire year.
Can I pay the fee monthly?
While we understand the convenience of monthly payments, we collect fees at the start of the year due to our commitments with schools, services, and subscriptions. This approach enables us to meet these obligations, make essential bookings well in advance, and ensure a smooth start to the Madrasah year. We appreciate your understanding of this policy, as it helps us maintain the high-quality educational experience we offer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us.
Are there any scholarships or financial aid options for families in need?
We’re presently developing a scholarship programme to support potential students, starting from the academic year 2024-2025. If you believe that your child has specific needs that could qualify them for a scholarship, we encourage you to reach out to us. We’re committed to assisting families in every way possible and will strive to provide the best assistance we can.
Are there additional charges for madrasah bag and books?
No, there are no separate fees for your child’s Madrasah bag and books when they study with us. The Madrasah fee you pay covers all costs for your child’s educational materials throughout the entire academic year. Rest assured, we’ve designed our fee structure to provide a comprehensive learning experience without any hidden or additional charges.
What payment methods do you accept?
At present, we accept payments through three methods:
- Stripe: You can make payments using the Stripe platform online.
- Bank Transfer: We also accept payments via bank transfers.
- Cash: Cash payments are accepted at our branches or head office.
Please note that we do not have card terminals or readers available, so we are unable to process debit or credit card payments on-site. If you have any further questions about payment methods, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Faculty and Staff:
Are your teachers DBS checked?
Yes, all our teachers undergo DBS checks to ensure the safety and well-being of our students.
Are the teachers at Tayyibun qualified and experienced?
Absolutely. Our teachers are carefully selected and assessed before being appointed to teach. They possess suitable qualifications to teach their respective subjects. Some of our teachers are qualified educators who also work in schools, while others bring years of teaching experience or strong educational backgrounds to our madrasah program.
How do you support students with special learning needs or disabilities?
We welcome students with special educational needs and disabilities at our Madrasah. During registration, parents are required to complete a medical and learning support questionnaire. Based on the information provided, we can offer guidance on a child’s suitability for our madrasah.
How does Tayyibun foster a positive learning environment for kids?
Our approach includes a comprehensive reward system that involves stamps, certificates, medals, trophies, praise and commendation letters. We emphasise character development (tarbiyyah) and maintain a robust behaviour policy to ensure a positive and enriching atmosphere at the Madrasah.
How do you assist students struggling academically?
Students facing academic challenges can be assessed and a tailored action plan can be developed in collaboration with parents. We’re committed to implementing any necessary changes to support the student’s progress and well-being. Your child’s success is our priority. If you have further enquiries, please don’t hesitate to ask.
What are the main subjects taught at the madrasah?
Our curriculum covers a range of subjects. On the weekend, we offer Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies. Additionally, our weekday Madrasah (specifically at the Whitechapel location) primarily focuses on Quran lessons, complemented by some Islamic Studies.
Do children receive homework?
Yes, students typically receive homework assignments each week as part of their learning journey at the Madrasah.
Are age-appropriate Islamic educational materials provided?
Absolutely. We ensure that students are placed in classes based on their individual abilities. This approach allows them to study from materials that are appropriate for their respective levels and provide an effective learning experience.
Do students memorise surahs?
Certainly. In all Quran levels, students engage in some degree of surah memorisation during their Quran classes. For those at the hifdh (memorisation) level, the focus is primarily on Quranic memorisation. Other students focus on correct Quranic recitation as their main priority.
Do children learn any duas?
Yes, our teachers teach students duas throughout the year. These duas are selected to be suitable for each student’s age and ability group, ensuring a holistic learning experience.
Classroom and Facilities:
How many students are in each classroom?
Our goal is to maintain a class size of around 25 students, although some classes may have even fewer students, ensuring a conducive learning environment.
Are there facilities for prayer during madrasah hours?
While we don’t have a dedicated “Prayer Room” due to our location in school premises, we do provide suitable spaces for children to perform their prayers comfortably within the Madrasah.
What are the procedures for drop-off and pick-up?
You can find detailed information in our Child Collection & Late Pick-up Policy. Generally, students are dropped off at their Quran class, and during pick-up, parents or guardians should present their Parent Madrasah Card to the teacher. This ensures a secure and organised collection process.
What's the policy on mobile phone usage during school hours?
To encourage social interaction and meaningful connections, mobile phones and electronic devices are not allowed for students during Madrasah hours. Students may request permission to use their phones in specific situations (to call a parent or other family member) and we are flexible in accommodating such requests.
What safety measures are in place to maintain a secure environment??
We prioritise the safety and security of our students. Our measures include secure premises, locked entry during Madrasah hours, a robust health and safety policy and a strong focus on child safeguarding to ensure a safe and nurturing environment.
Communication and Engagement:
Does Tayyibun provide progress reports or feedback on each child's performance?
Yes, we have two Report Days – one in January and another in July – where you can receive updates on your child’s progress. If you’d like to know about your child’s performance at any other time, feel free to inquire. We can arrange assessments or meetings with teachers outside of the scheduled Report Days.
How can parents stay informed about upcoming madrasah events and important dates?
Parents can stay informed by following us on social media, visiting our website and receiving regular messages and reminders about important dates and events. We encourage parents to attend the Annual Parent Assembly Meeting in the 5th week of the Madrasah to gain insight into how our Madrasah operates.
How can parents provide feedback or suggestions to the madrasah?
We value and welcome parental feedback or suggestions. You can provide your input in person, over the phone at 020 7702 7254, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can parents visit the madrasah during school hours?
Certainly. Parents are welcome to arrange visits to any of our Madrasah branches. Simply contact our admin team to coordinate your visit.
Can parents request meetings with teachers / staff members?
Absolutely. If you’d like to meet with a teacher or another staff member, you can contact our admin team, and they’ll be happy to assist you in arranging a meeting.
Events and Celebrations:
Are there any student competitions or events inside the madrasah?
Absolutely. We provide students with opportunities to showcase their skills and talents through competitions and events. Students can earn medals, trophies and we offer various rewarding competitions throughout the year to encourage participation and celebrate accomplishments.
Can students take part in Islamic holiday celebrations at Tayyibun?
Yes, indeed. We organise Eid party celebrations for students at our branches and we ensure that important dates in the Islamic calendar are highlighted and discussed in class. We aim to create a meaningful connection to Islamic traditions and celebrations.
How does Tayyibun celebrate the accomplishments of its students?
We celebrate student achievements through a comprehensive reward system. This system includes stamps, medals, trophies, certificates and other incentives that motivate students and acknowledge their successes.
Are there any annual events or competitions at each branch?
Yes, typically we organise annual events and competitions at each branch. These events provide an opportunity for students to showcase their talents and engage with their peers in a positive and encouraging atmosphere.
What is Firefly and what if I cannot log in?
Firefly is our online homework portal where teachers set assignments and students and parents can track homework. If you encounter any login issues with your Firefly account, please contact a member of the admin team for assistance.
What are your Head Office opening hours?
During term time, our office hours are typically from 11 AM to 6 PM, although we often open earlier and close later than these times. Your convenience is important to us.
Does each branch have supervisors?
Yes, each branch typically has at least one male and one female Supervisor. These Supervisors possess valuable experience in managing the unique needs of their respective branches.
What should I do if I have a concern?
If you have any concerns, feel free to reach out to our admin team at Head Office. They are available to assist you seven days a week. You can also discuss your concerns with the branch Supervisor or a member of the Management Team for additional support.
How does Tayyibun handle emergencies or medical situations involving kids?
We have comprehensive policies and procedures in place to manage various emergencies and medical situations. These protocols are reviewed annually and updated as needed to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students.