Ummati is the name of a body of individuals which consists of one delegate/representative from each of the schools working together. These representatives from each school meet three times a year (once per semester) and discuss the direction of all of the schools in respect to:
- The Islamic Curriculum
- The Islamic Environment in the school
- The Academic Curriculum
- The Academic Standards of The Schools
- The Follow up of Teachers and Lesson Planning and Evaluation
- The Tarbiyyah of the Teachers & Students
- The Preferred Practices with respect to the handling of management concerns
- The Preferred Practices with respect to the handling of teacher concerns
- The Preferred Practices with respect to the handling of parent concerns
- The Preferred Practices with respect to the handling of student concerns
- The Preferred Practices with respect to daily routine and procedures
- The Organization of the school and Tidiness
- Holidays, Trips, Competitions and Events
Once these are all mutually agreed upon, it is expected that each school designated authority will make an effort to implement these practices in their respective schools.
Ummati will also assign one or more individuals to visit these schools periodically to assist them with the implementation of all of these standard practices as well as live scheduled and unscheduled classroom visits.
The goal is that we all benefit from each others’ strengths and learn from each others’ mistakes and share resources to keep the cost of education at a minimum.
We also hope to maintain a common standard among all the schools working together so that wherever an individual may live, they will find an Ummati school close to them where they can send their children.