On the 8th of January, HMC exhibited at the Association of Muslim Schools (AMS) West Midlands Inset Day 2018. AMS was established in 1992 to coordinate the work of Muslim Schools and share best practice in advancing the education of Muslim children in the UK.
AMS act as an umbrella body for registered Muslim schools in the UK, currently numbering 156, the vast majority of which are affiliated to it as members.
What’s an Inset Day?
The West Midlands Inset Day, hosted by AMS was designed with the needs of schools in the West Midlands in mind. AMS presented the opportunity for staff to learn and share best practice, attend a range of workshops and network with other schools in region.
Why did HMC attend?
With the media reporting issues in the supply chain of Halal foods to schools across the Country, HMC’s objective was to build relationships with schools to promote the importance of genuine Halal consumption as well as to guide them through the supply chain of Halal foods.
HMC is currently working on a programme which it would like to conduct in the form of a workshop in schools nationwide. The programme will include a number of elements including a quiz on Halal, what to look for when purchasing Halal foods and the benefits of living a Halal lifestyle. HMC was thrilled to receive positive feedback on this initiative with substantial interest from schools representatives who attended.
HMC are also pleased to announce that it has now partnered up with the Association of Muslim Schools and are actively looking for schools to get involved with its programme. If you’re a teacher or a parent who would like HMC to get in touch with your child’s school, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HMC is the UK’s largest Halal certifying body, employing over 220 people and certifying over 900 retail shops. HMC currently certify 73 schools. It is a registered charity and also a not for profit organisation. It is overseen by a voluntary body, the National Executive Committee that consists of mainly scholars. HMC spends over 20,000 hours each month monitoring and inspecting the supply chain of Halal foods.