Governors

Mufti Javid is the head teacher at Preston Muslim Girls High School and was appointed in September 2006 when the school operated as an independent Muslim school. He has been part of the school’s successful journey, in transition to a voluntary aided school in 2011 and subsequent Ofsted inspections in 2013 and 2016. The school was graded outstanding in 2016 Ofsted inspection and in 2017 S48 faith inspection. The school has grown significantly in this period, pupil numbers has quadrupled alongside a huge investment in the building programme.

Mufti Javid has worked in education for 25 years across various settings including as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages at Cardinal Newman College. He successfully completed his National Professional Qualification of Headship in 2014.

Currently, Omar Desai is the Operations Manager of Tayyabah Bakery Ltd. Prior to that, Omar worked in Saudi Arabia for two years, as General Manager – responsible for running large electrical superstores throughout the Kingdom. Throughout his 30 successful years in Retail Senior Management , Omar has achieved several industry awards reflecting his outstanding performance in management and leadership

Dr Ridwanah Gurjee is a Principal Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire in the School of Social Work, Care and Community.  Ridwanah is Academic Lead for subjects in Community Leadership and Children, Schools and Families.  Ridwanah also leads the International activities within the school and has developed her specialism of peer mentoring, globally, with UCLan Students and young people from the Agadir Orphanage Centre in Morocco.  In recognition of the contribution to teaching, Ridwanah is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Ridwanah also supervises postgraduate research and supports students in leading their own independent community research projects and leads the UCLan quality assurance processes and procedures for CPD qualifications with the Institute of Leadership and Management.

Ridwanah has published widely in peer leadership and community mentoring and contributed chapters to the Sage Handbook of Mentoring which was a collaboration of mentoring practice and research from across the globe as well as the book on Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities.  Ridwanah has also delivered several conference research papers for the International Mentoring Association, USA, one which has been published in the International Journal of Social Work and Human Services.

Ridwanah is a member of the University Board, Local Educational Authority Governor and External Examiner for the University of Sunderland and plays a vital role in ensuring excellence in education.

I have been involved with the school for almost 20 yr and it has been a great pleasure to see the school make such enormous progress in this Period.  I have been working in the education (FE) sector for almost 25 years.  As a governor of this faith based school it is our responsibility to help run the school effectively by:

a) planning the strategic direction of the school. satisfying to see the success.
b) Overseeing the Financial performance and making sure the the money is well used for the benefit of our pupils.
c) Making the management (Headteacher/SLT) accountable

All three of my daughters attended PMGHS and are now pursuing their careers in the teaching profession.

I’ve been teaching at the school, since 2003, as a Physical Education Teacher after graduating from Edge Hill University with a BSC in Sports Studies. I’ve also been a pupil at this school since its inception in 1989, and have seen the school evolve into an outstanding establishment. Whilst working closely with the community, I’ve delivered many active projects to empower the community in improving their health and fitness.

My hobbies include: running, walking long distances, watching football and eating cake!

I’m passionate about sports, health and wellbeing and ensuring all pupils achieve their full potential.

Is an elected Parent Governor who has held the role for over five years. She is delighted to be able to contribute to an outstanding education establishment.

She is a proud (and busy!) Mum to 5 beautiful children as well as working as a qualified pharmacist. She has a keen desire to pursue projects, with a particular focus on the youth, to bring about social improvement and help build a thriving local community. Physical and recreational activities, as well as spiritual classes such as tajweed, seerah, youth and adult halaqah, are at the heart of her community endeavours.

She is also a Group Scout Leader for 10th Fulwood (Salaam) Scouts, where she overlooks the management and provision of Scouting to over 130 young people.

Additionally, she organises and manages a female youth Halaqah group, from Masjid e Salaam, to help guide and nurture their personal, social, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.

She takes time to look after her physical health by attending fitness classes and undertaking lengthy walks. Enjoying family outings are a must for a busy working wife and mum.

Born and bred in Preston, I am really honoured to be a Parent Governor at PMGHS.   As a community school, PMGHS is close to my heart. I share the vision held by our Elders to provide a great education for our daughters in a safe and Islamic environment. 

By trade, I am an IT Professional and currently work as a Civil Servant.   Outside of work, I enjoy walking, jogging and reading. I also assist at Quwwatul Islam Madrasah in the evening.