Class Teacher, Religion and Worldviews Lead and Local Groups Officer
Ravenscote Junior School
Saima has over 29 years of teaching experience and is currently head of Religion and Worldviews- a role which she has had for over 15 years. She is an SLE for the Engage, Enrich, Excel Academy Trust and serves on the Surrey SACRE, where she has helped to write new units for the locally agreed syllabus. Saima is a member of the NATRE Executive steering group and is the Local Groups and Networks lead. She co-runs a Race and Education film club and is often invited to speak at conferences, locally, nationally, and globally, about her anti-racist work.
You can follow her on Twitter: @SaimaSaleh_RE
What do you love about RE?
'I absolutely love teaching the subject of Religion and Worldviews as it’s an ideal way of exploring how many people of religious and non-religious worldviews lead their lives and learning about what is important to them. Pupils get to do this through a wide range of lenses and I get to be at the forefront of that process. What an incredible experience! It’s the reason why myself and my pupils cannot wait for our RE lesson each week!'
What do you love about NATRE?
'By far, the best membership for a teacher of RE to have is one to NATRE! The reason why I love my membership so much is that it’s an excellent source of subject leadership support, up-to-date information about current RE-related news items and it offers a wide range of classroom resources. It is worth every penny; I’ve learned so much over the years from the excellent value cpd courses. The membership discounts on resources and courses have saved me so much money which has been useful in helping my subject budget to go so much further.'