Meet Our Staff

Here is an outline of our staff team.

This includes:

Senior Leadership Team: Mr. Naseem, Dr Hassan, Miss Ahmed.

Administration Team: Shabnam Shabir and Salma Anwar

Compliance and Finance Team: Fareda Ansar

 

Andalusia Academy prides itself by employing qualified teachers.

These staff can be broken down as follows:

  •  18 teachers.
  •  7 support staff

The school also has a number of volunteers that are being supported to formally enter the education sector by acquiring knowledge and experience with us insha'Allah.




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Amina Din


Learning Support Assistant


I have been involved with Andalusia Academy for 11 years; first as a parent, then as a lunchtime supervisor. I qualified as teaching assistant in 2017 and have since been working as a primary LSA. I really enjoy working at AAB and love to see the children progress throughout their years with us. The past two years I have been with years 5 and 6 and principally have been involved with preparing ...
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Aziza Mohamed


Primary Islamic Studies Teacher


I started working in AAB in 2013. I currently teach Islamic Studies for primary. My passion lies in teaching my students about Islam in order for them to grow up to become leaders of the Ummah. I love to make Islam fun for my students and remind that that itís a way of life. I always encourage my students to participate and take part in competitions that we organize every term to increase their ...
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Iman Jouwir Almaktary


Pastoral Support Lead


With almost a decade of service in primary education, I have built up a breadth of experience as a classroom teacher of Arabic, a learning support assistant and most recently as Pastoral Support Lead at the Andalusia Primary/Secondary. I am passionate about understanding pupils' emotional barriers to learning and raising the standard of emotional support available within formal educational set ...
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Lorna Gollop


Year 4 Teacher


I have a love for the outdoors and nature and my first degree is in Physical Geography with Mathematics. After graduating I took some time to go travelling and working in an office. Then I decided to follow my passion to do my degree in Primary Teaching. I enjoy working with others and creating a classroom community is really important to me. I help to run two Girlguiding groups and I love to ...
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Mikolaj Pilarski


Year 3 Teacher


Making a change in childrenís lives so that they can grow and develop as learners and human beings is the impact I want to make. My everyday achievement is students fathoming and using a concept they had no idea about in the first place. Childrenís success is my personal success. My teaching is based on a variety of suitable methods; however, the underlying foundation is respect and partnership. C ...
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Mr. Gregory Nadales Lopez


Year 5/6 Teacher


I have joined Andalusia Academy in 2020, so I am quite new to this nurturing and caring team of professionals. Originally, I was Yr3/4 teacher and now I am the yr5/6 teacher. I am highly passionate about teaching but I have a quirky sense of humour. I enjoy reading, walking, running and photography. Did you know one of my passions is languages? Arabic amongst them!

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Mrs P. Akhtar


Year 1 /2 Teacher


I am the Year One / Two teacher at Andalusia Academy Bristol. I hold a BA (Hons) in Early Years Education and gained Qualified Teacher Status in 2017. The thing I enjoy most about my role is the daily interactions with the students. It is these daily interactions, where we get the chance to discover and share some of the best parts of ourselves as human beings that make my time here at Andalusia A ...
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Mrs Rabia Gill


Teaching Assistant/ LSA


I have worked at AAB as a Teaching Assistant for 4 years Alhamdulillah and I absolutely love it! The children at AAB make it a brilliant place to work along with the caring and supportive parents.†We often refer to our school as the ďAndalusia FamilyĒ as the staff always support each other and nurture each otherís efforts.†Previously I have worked in Customer Services/Insurance related work f ...
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Shatha Said



My name is Shatha Said (Abla Shatha) and I am a Teaching Assistant working with Mrs. Abdi for primary students. I joined the Andalusia Academy in 2006 as an Arabic teacher prior to my role in delivering Arabic and Quran for both primary and secondary students. My current role however, focuses solely on primary students who we teach Quran to. Quran is an essential subject and we teach it passionate ...
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Abdirahman Hassan



Currently, I am the Assistant Headteacher, the head of the Islamic Department, and DSL. I graduated from UWE in BSc (Hons) pharmaceutical science and MSc infection and immunity at the University of Leicester and gained my PhD in clinical research from UCN. Before joining Andalusia Academy Bristol, I worked for a number of hospitals and pharmaceutical companies in the UK. Similarly, I have managed ...
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Anjum Siddiqui



"My name is Anjum Siddiqui. I work at Andalusia Academy as a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant in Year 5/6. I have been working as a Learning Support Assistant in several schools across Bristol since 2010. Alhamdulillah I had an opportunity to work in some of the outstanding schools in Bristol as a Teaching Assistant, Reading Assistant and 1:1 Learning Support Assistant. I joined Andalusia Aca ...
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Fareda Ansar Begum.†



I joined Andalusia Academy in April 2009 as the PE/DT teacher. Here I held a variety of different roles, example of a few: Exams & Health & Safety Officer to Admissions and Finance responsibilities before becoming the Operational Manager and HR. Along with the Advanced Business Management I have completed training & courses relating to the positionís I held successfully. I have volunte ...
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Karla-Mae Small


Secondary English Teacher


I graduated from Cardiff University with a BA in English Language. With an enthusiasm for improving literacy standards and promoting a culture of confidence among young people, I decided that teaching would be a suitable career. After completing a PGCE in English from the University of Bath in 2013, I have worked in a variety of schools in the Bristol area as well as a few years in a British schoo ...
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Magdoleen Magzoub


Secondary Arabic Teacher


I joined this wonderful school in September 2019, however, I have been teaching the Arabic language for around 6 years. I am very passionate about teaching Arabic and love nothing more than sharing my Arabic knowledge with the students. The school environment is the best environment for my personality because I enjoy engaging the students in their Arabic and I also believe that I am a good ...
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Mr D J Hackett


Humanities & Art Teacher


I am a passionate and committed humanities teacher, new to Andalusia Academy, with a range of specialisms including global ecosystems, natural history, sustainability, international relations, social history and social justice. I have worked with young people aged 8-18 within Bristol for 10 years as an activity leader, youth and support worker, community engagement worker, mentor, tutor and ...
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S. Houlbrook


Science Teacher


I have been working at Andalusia Academy since November 2018 and I teach Biology, Chemistry and Physics. I enjoy teaching here because the classes are small and there is a good atmosphere in the school. Before coming to work here I taught for 12 years in another faith based school and in supply. I came into teaching late in my career because I worked in medical research before deciding to go ...
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Samar Koudsi


Arabic and Quran Teacher


Teaching is my passion; my first degree is in Dentistry but when I came to the UK and started teaching Arabic and Quran; I realised that I have great interest in education. I have been teaching for 14 years and have teaching experience in different settings and countries. I've taught English as a second language for few years out of the UK, language schools in the UK. Currently, I am teaching ...
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Shabnam Shabir



"My name is Shabnam Shabir, I work in AAB as an Admin Receptionist. My role is to meet and greet people, to be the first point of contact and to deal with all queries. I enjoy my role at AAB as I'm a very helpful individual and enjoy meeting new people"

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Soofiyah Shakil


Science Technician & LSA


I have been working as a science technician and LSA at Andalusia Academy secondary school since 2017 and it has been a wonderful experience to be part of an Islamic, caring and professional environment. I really enjoy helping the girls in improving their confidence in carrying out science experiments and supporting them to understand the science subjects. I graduated from Kings College Lon ...
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Tiara Sharif


Islamic Studies teacher for Secondary & Tarbiyyah Coordinator


I have been working in Andalusia Academy Bristol since 2009 with a break between 2013-2017. All four of my daughters have attended AAB and two of them are still here, one in Primary and one in Secondary. My eldest daughter recently graduated with a Degree in Psychology and the other is currently doing an Apprenticeship in Engineering at Rolls Royce after successfully completing her GCSEs at AAB ...
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