Ramadhan Guidance for Schools

Fasting during the month of Ramadhan is one of the five tenets of Islam, an act of worship of great spiritual, moral and social significance for Muslims.

Schools can develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of their children and school life by recognising and building upon the essence and spirit of Ramadhan.

Whilst the discipline and the challenge of fasting is to continue with the tasks of everyday life, staff can be asked to exercise a degree of understanding e.g. encourage pupils to avoid excessive exertion in physical education to prevent dehydration.

By the same token, they may praise pupils who are clearly making a special effort regarding their attitudes and behaviour. Some schools offer their staff Ramadhan awareness training to consider factors affecting their pupils during Ramadhan.

Teachers can take this opportunity to be more inclusive and teach pupils about Ramadhan in Religious Education and to invite guests from the Muslim community to take collective worship assemblies.

We have prepared a useful guide to facilitate the spiritual needs of Muslim children in schools which can be viewed from the link below.

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