Our Staff / Senior leadership Team

We have a dedicated team of talented and inspirational staff who are committed to delivering the highest standards for each and every child in the school.

Mr Yusuf Seedat


After a period of working in the retail industry, Mr Seedat transferred his skills and knowledge to the world of education. He completed a BSc (Hons) Mathematical Education with QTS and took a teaching post with Preston Muslim Girls High School (PMGHS). He advanced within PMGHS from Deputy Head-teacher and then Head-teacher. During this time he was also a Head-teacher at Jamaitul Ilm Wul Huda Blackburn. Mr Seedat joined Islamiyah School in October 2012.

Mr Seedat is also Inspector of Schools and Executive member of Association of Muslim Schools and holds a Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership.

Mrs Saba Khan

Deputy Headteacher and Maths Teacher

BSc Maths, Statistics & Physics, MSc Statistics, BEd (Education) Maths & Physics, QTS and Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership.

Mrs Khan taught Secondary School Maths in two educational establishments of high repute in India and joined Islamiyah in 2003. She has been teaching GCSE Maths since then and received an ‘outstanding’ grade for her teaching by Ofsted (2011) as well as by the QTS awarding body The University of Cumbria. From 2011 she has also taken on the role of Deputy Headteacher. In 2015, she completed NPQSL from National College.

Mrs Khan is the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Mrs Samima Chati

School Business Manager and Senior Administrator

Mrs Chati graduated from University of Manchester with BA (Hons) in Economics and has a Level 5 Diploma in Management & Leadership. She joined Islamiyah in 2011 from a finance sector background. Mrs Chati is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

“The leadership as a whole demonstrates an

uncompromising and relentless drive to

 become outstanding.”

 – Ofsted 2014

 and this is proven in the latest 2018 inspection

“The actions taken by leaders since the school’s last inspection have secured strong improvements in the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils, both of which are now outstanding. However, there is no sign of leaders resting on their laurels, as they continue to make further improvements to the school, such as developing a new art block so that pupils can study art up to GCSE level."

-Ofsted 2018