Miss Sidrah Sajad
***-****** ****, *********, **********, M32-9RJ, UK
****-**** ***** - *********** ** English Language Teaching to Adults, United Kingdom 2016-2017 Teaching English – TEFL Qualification- Leeds, United Kingdom 2012-2013 Diploma in Counselling/Therapy Skills, Manchester College, United Kingdom 2006-2009: Masters in Theology, Zainab University, Lahore, Pakistan
(Specialisation –Faith, Social Studies)
2005-2006: Bachelors in Religious Studies, Zainab University, Lahore, Pakistan 2003-2004: A-level’s – Higher Education-College, Lahore Pakistan 1998-2003: GCSE’s - Secondary Level Education, Bolton Muslim Girls High School, Additional Qualification
Team Teach Qualified
Health and Social Care level 3
Safeguarding Course Level 2
ECDL I.T. Computers level 3
Mental Health Level 2
Emotional Intelligence Course Level 1
Transactional Analysis Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Course
Psychology course Level 1
Criminology Course Level 1
Loss and Bereavement Training Course
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Course
I am fully knowledgeable with the workings of computers and its associated technologies such as, Smart Boards and teaching appliances. I am proficient in all windows and Microsoft applications including internet, spreadsheets, Data base and statistics software. Furthermore I have extremely good listening and communication skills as well as leadership and team working skills which makes me highly motivated and organised. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2018- 2020: ESL Teacher: Saudi Arabia – Riyadh, Khamis Mushait and Tabuk in Universities and College institutes.
• Planning, preparing and delivering lessons
• Preparing teaching materials
• Helping pupils improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills via individual and group sessions/online work
• Checking and assessing pupils' work, assignments and examination papers
• Organising and running specialist courses
• Invigilating Exams
• Attending social events
2009- 2018 Lecturer, Compass Learning Centre / Taqwa Institute, UK
• Lecture planning, preparation and research.
• Checking and assessing students work and providing feedback.
• Encouraging personal development.
• Teach at undergraduate and graduate level.
• Attending and speaking at conferences seminars.
• Development of learning materials, preparing structures of work and maintaining
• records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
• Contact and teaching time with students on an individual, class or small group basis
• Encouraging personal development via tutorial and pastoral work
• Attending meetings and reviews
• Liaising with parents, professionals and external agencies
• Writing reports
• Coordinating the work of support staff
Sep 2016 - July 2018 High Peak School (Secondary Education), EBD (emotional and behavioural difficulties) School, Teaching / Learning Mentor SEN (Team Teach Qualified) UK
• Support and assist Teaching in Core subjects Such as English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Humanities, ASDAN – Health Studies
• Supporting pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
• Support, implementation of strategies to manage behaviour and performance academically
• Provide level of attention appropriate to pupil’s needs, modifying approach to ensure that desired outcomes are achieved.
• Deal with any disruption, challenging behaviours to maintain a classroom environment. (I am Qualified to apply possible restraint techniques depending on the challenging. behaviours as a last resort)
• Support and help with learning activities, tasks and promote independent learning.
• Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning and promoting development of self-esteem.
2009–2018, Religious Lecturer- Volunteer, Ukeff – UK Education & Faith Foundation Charity
• Teaching English and Translating for refugees, working with local governments
• Successfully organise and manage situations as well as maintain and develop relationships with key organisations.
• To engage with the broader scholarly and professional communities.
• To help support and engage in Community Social Integration/Cohesion
• Work with local partners to promote peaceful coexistence, communal harmony and tolerance.
• Design frameworks and programmes to build a culture of tolerance and respect for ethnic and religious diversity to promote peaceful coexistence.
• Help Guide, Educate and Support Vulnerable Adults, Domestic Violence Victims, Refugees and Asylums.
• Communicate proficiently to guests, clients and in telephone conversations.
• Efficiently and coherently produce various bespoke reports and any other relevant documents and letters.
• Work as a member of a team and individually if and when required.
• Help engage the young and elderly by facilitating social engagement and dialogue which will help promote better understanding and respect between communities.
• Help achieve a Cohesive British Society. Actively take part in Community Cohesion Programmes.
2011- 2013: Care Deputy Manager/Coordinator, Mental Health Care team, Bolton, Homecare Support Ltd
• To ensure that the mental health services run smoothly both within individual and organisational level.
• To be the main point of contact for clients who receive mental health care.
• To accept delegated responsibility for the professional supervision, management, organisation and co- ordination of staff. Including staff appraisals and identifying training needs.
• To take overall responsibility for the completion of rotas on a weekly basis
• To ensure that clients calls are appropriately planned and covered by Care Assistants.
• To maintain records such as care plans, risk assessments where necessary, ensuring these are wholly accurate, up-to-date and completed in a timely manner .
• To reconcile the Electronic Call Monitoring System, highlighting and investigating any issues that have arisen and reporting such issues to the Care Manager.
• To allocate new care packages to Care Assistants, and to liaise with Social Workers, Service Users, Carers and other interested parties as appropriate.
• To assist the Care Manger to recruit, induct and deploy staff in accordance with Company Recruitment Policies.
• To ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times, in keeping with the Data Protection Act, Ensuring that a client’s personal details are not disclosed to any unauthorised person and all records are maintained within the DPA requirements.
• Adhering to the Protection of Vulnerable Adults legislation 2009- 2018, Director and Programme Manager, Thinkers Forum International,Charity
• Decision holder of major projects
• Manage, train and supervise staff members
• Be the primary point of contact for the public and customers. Interact with them and responsibly deal with their enquiries, issues and complaints.
• Contribute towards and enthuse staff members to improve productivity and consolidate high standards.
• Assess and provide structured analysis and breakdown on a number of processes.
• Follow security and cash handling procedures and record and document all transactions.
2013- 2017 Full Bridge Social Care Agency and PS Recruitment Agency,
(two different agency employers) Youth Worker
• Safeguarding vulnerable young people.
• Meeting with young people to identify and discuss their problems and help become independent, Providing support and advice in a one-on-one or group setting.
• Teaching daily living skills like budgeting, shopping and claiming benefits
• Providing leisure and creative activities in a safe and supportive setting
• Liaising with social workers, families and arranging family and home visits
• Keeping accurate records and write reports.
2009- Present Chair Woman of The Scouts Association Oldham 6 Th
• To overlook, manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.
• To ensure staff delivers a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the group taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the young people.
• Construct and implement long-term plans that improve and expand the Scouting offered to young people and identify any training, resources and other needs required to undertake this work.
• Work with the District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner(s) and other Attend and contribute to relevant Group and District meetings. These may include meetings of the Group Council, the Group Executive Committee, Leaders’ meetings (at Group, District or County level), and AGMs.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Languages: Fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. Friendly personality with adequate level of confidence and passion needed to prosper not just in life but also in the professional world. Specialising in Religious Studies ignited and enhanced my interests in socialising and meeting people from different religions, diverse cultures and ethnicities, further enhancing the communication network. I’m an activist. I like actively campaigning to bring about political or social change. I have actively participated in many various types of voluntary work. The experiences throughout my life, not only enhanced my self-confidence but also helped in boosting my leadership qualities. Other than that I enjoy socialising and travelling.
References are available on request.