Sex, Race and Class: Muslim Achievement in Schools (webinar)

Course Information

Join us on 16 June 2021 to hear The EAL Academy's Director, Graham Smith, and Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, MBE veteran educator, in conversation with inspirational leaders on the topic of Muslim Achievement in Schools. For this event we will be joined by Rukhsana Yaqoob, former National Strategies Regional Adviser.

Sex, Race and Class: Muslim Achievement in Schools

We are delighted to announce the next instalment of our ‘Changing the conversation’ series – Sex, Race and Class: Muslim Achievement in Schools.

To share their views on the topic, we will welcome a panel of inspirational leaders including:

> Sajid Gulzar: Executive Headteacher and CEO Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT) in Birmingham
> Raza Ali: Head of School at The Chalk Hills Academy in Luton
> Lubna Khan: Headteacher of Berrymede Junior School in Acton
> Robin Richardson: Director of the Insted consultancy (, former director of the Runnymede Trust ( and Chief Inspector for education in a London borough

Our panel will be in conversation with Rosemary Campbell-Stephens (MBE veteran educator, leadership consultant, coach and speaker on equity and social justice), Rukhsana Yaqoob (former National Strategies Regional Adviser) and Graham Smith (Director of The EAL Academy).

There will be time at the end for attendees to ask questions and contribute.

To book your free place, please complete the booking form on this page. We will send you a booking confirmation via email and you will receive your link to the Zoom session in advance of the event.

If you have any questions please contact us on +44 (0)20 3488 2700 or

Speaker bios

Sajid Gulzar

Sajid is the founding CEO of the Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT). The Trust currently consists of 5 primary schools. Sajid has led the Trust in operating a ‘turn around’ model, taking on failing schools and improving them markedly. The latest school to join the Trust is Prince Albert High School, a new secondary free school due open to pupils in September 2021.  Sajid is a National Leader of Education, has previously inspected for Ofsted and has worked internationally on behalf of the National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN) and Cambridge Education.  Sajid is a guest lecturer at the University of Birmingham’s Education Leadership Academy and has served on the West Midlands Regional School’s Commissioner’s Head Teacher Board since 2017. In June 2019 Sajid was awarded an OBE for Services to Education.

Lubna Khan

An experienced educationalist of over 20 years, Lubna Khan is a serving Head Teacher in a large school in West London in U.K. as well as in the Middle East.  Her current passion is her involvement in The Harmony Project, inspired by HRH Prince Charles, which connects the curriculum to real life and has nature, sustainability and wellbeing at its heart.

Some feedback from our previous webinars:
“Absolutely brilliant.”
“Fantastic to see such amazing leaders from across the education spectrum. Very inspiring.”
“That was electric!”
“I wish every headteacher and school improvement officer – and OFSTED inspector – could hear these amazing speakers!”
” A lot to take on board and into practice.”
Click below to watch recordings of our previous webinars:

Course Details

Date: 16 June 2021

Time: 16.00-18.00 (GMT)

Price: Free (enter 'Not applicable' in invoice detail fields)

Location: Online - once registered you will be sent a Zoom link to join the session

Booking Form

Please obtain a Purchase Order Number from your organisation's finance team (if required) before submitting a booking. For multiple bookings please email us directly.

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