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New Year Honours for an Executive Principal who is a trailblazer


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The New Year was a reason to celebrate for the Star Academies after Asiyah Ravat the Executive Principal at Eden Boys’ College in Birmingham was recognized as a Queen’s Honours for the New Year List.Asiyah Ravatwas named as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her contributions to education, in appreciation of her 30 years in the field of education, where she was instrumental in leading changes and improve the outcomes of many thousands of pupils.Asiyah has been working within secondary schools for more than three decades. She began as a teacher in the classroom, and later as Director of Science in Small Heath, Birmingham. Under her guidance, students had science scores that were that were among the top 1percent of schools in the nation. Asiyah was later transferred by the Birmingham Education Authority where she employed her knowledge as a Science Advisor, helping schools that were struggling across Birmingham to enhance their science offerings for students.

As of 2008 Asiyah became a part of Waverley School as Assistant Headteacher. The school was deemed”National Challenge School” because of its low academic performance. Within a short time of joining, Asiyah was promoted to the post of Deputy Headteacher responsible for school standards and improvement. In 2010, the schools CVC Added scores put the school within the top five percent of schools nationwide. The school was also declared outstanding by Ofsted as the first national challenge-based school to be awarded this. The school was rated Outstanding throughout Asiyah’s time at Waverley.Asiyah made progress in her career with Star Academies in 2014 when she was appointed the school’s principal. Eden Girls’ College in Coventry. She was instrumental in establishing Eden Girls’ School in the month of September of 2014. Then, Asiyah was also responsible for the opening of Eden Boys’ College in Birmingham in September 2015 as well as, an Eden Boys’ Academy Birmingham East, in September 2018. As of now, she is the Director of Education, Asiyah oversees both Eden Boys’ School in Birmingham as well as the school’s Eden Boys’ Leadership academy in Birmingham East.

The two schools, Eden Girls’ School in Coventry as well as Eden Boys’ School in Birmingham were awarded the ‘Outstanding’ grade by Ofsted. The schools were also recognized in the eyes of government agencies as being the second and third most excellent secondary schools, respectively, in the nation for the improvement achieved by students. Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham is also able to boast the highest student attendance across the nation for the past three years.Under the Fairer Schools Index, a measure of ‘adjusted progress 8 which includes pupil inequities, Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham was ranked the most successful school in the United States for growth in 2019.On receiving an OBE award for her, Asiyah Ravat paid tribute to her father who passed away. He was a strong advocate for her to work and study to the max and not let her gender to hinder her in pursuing higher education or achieving. With his help, Asiyah Ravat was inspired to strive for excellence and was awarded the 1st class honours degree from the department of Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London.

Asiyah Ravat stated: “I am incredibly grateful for this award, which was made possible due to the generosity of my children, family colleagues, friends, and my extended family. “Throughout my professional career, I’ve had the privilege of working with some highly skilled educators. Their passion has enabled them to inspire innovations and change that led to better outcomes for students in and across the West Midlands.

Eden Girls’ School

In all schools, students are encouraged to strive at the Taudeedul Baccalaureate that will incorporate the community service as well as fundraising goals at every phase. To earn the baccalaureate, students have to reach PS1,200 by when they are at the end of 6th form.Head Asiyah Ravat is keen to see girls develop leadership skills through fundraising and community involvement and fundraising, which includes helping manage one of the food banks of the Tauheedul Trust which will be housed in the school.

The mother of three, 44, is determined to help students get to top universities by building their confidence through community projects, university visits as well as preparations for interview and entry tests.She will be working hard with students who are aiming for Oxford as well as Cambridge or other popular courses like medicine to ensure that her students are able to be competitive with students who attend fee-paying schools as well as those from well-off regions.

She also hopes to build relationships with other organizations like and the NHS or legal firms.Mrs Ravat pledges the school will be able to teach British values that align with the education Secretary Michael Gove’s criteria. The definition includes respect for the law as well as individual liberty, tolerance , and acceptance of people from different faiths.The school will be able to give preference to Muslim students, but will also be accessible to pupils from different faiths, and none whatsoever. Mrs Ravat claims that students of other religions aren’t required to participate in Muslim worship, but are able to worship according to their own beliefs or for students who are not religious, they can perform other activities besides praying. The school has proven popular with only five vacant spots for the month of September.


With permanent school facilities being planned for an old site for the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, the temporary school building to house the Eden Girls’ School opened in September 2014.Eden Girls’ School is a brand new secondary, free school for girls ages 11-18. It is one of two brand new faith schools in Coventry.The schools are inclusive in their approach to faithand welcome pupils from all religions and none , and belong to a flourishing group of schools run through the Tauheedul Free Schools Trust.Construction of the new permanent PS10.5 million school started in January of 2015, directly next to the site of the temporary school in Foleshill, Coventry.Thomas Vale Construction who was chosen to build the school began contacting us in September of 2015 to discuss the possibility of putting the school’s logo at its new principal entrance.The school’s logo is an’star’ in grey and purple design.


Our recycled glass collection Spectrum(r) can be the well-known option for reproducing logos. Our Elephant Grey colour was perfect to match the grey of Eden Girls’ School’s emblem, its purple was the creation of a custom blend.We can provide custom colour matching as we color recycled glass in-house.Our Technical Team collaborated together with Thomas Vale, who liaised with the school in order to develop a custom-made color blend to match the logo’s purple. There was a little “toing and turning” before the precise color was determined however we did get there at the final!

The Result

Our expert Installation Team put in the Eden logo, which measures 26m2, Girls’ School made of recycled glass 3mm with the colours that include Ultra Violet and Elephant Grey.

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