Supplementary Schools Award Ceremony

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The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress presented accredited qualification certificates to thirteen supplementary school tutors in a ground-breaking award ceremony which took place at the Khidmat Centre.

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress joined Superintendent Simon Atkins of West Yorkshire Police, Reverend Dorothy Stewart  (representing the Bishop of Bradford) and Mohammed Rafique Seghal, President of the Council for Mosques, in presenting certificates to thirteen supplementary school tutors who had successfully completed a new Education and Training Level 3 course established by Bradford Council. The event took place on Thursday 26 May at 6.30pm.

During the Presentation Evening at the Khidmat Centre in Spencer Road, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Geoff Reid, said that a time when the Government was looking towards some sort of regulation and inspection process for supplementary schools, Bradford was leading the way. 

"This is a significant event in the history of this city and it is part of the great Bradford tradition of innovation,” he said. He assured the cohort of thirteen, "You are a very special group because other districts will be very interested as to what you have done through this course and how it benefits the children you have responsibility for - giving them confidence both within their own faith communities and in the way they relate to people of other faith communities. Our common life can be richer because of the work you do and can do in the future.”

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Published: 01/06/2016
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