Riyaz Laher2021-02-10T18:32:47+00:00

Riyaz Laher


NAME: Riyaz Laher

YEAR AT CROWN HILLS: 1990 – 1995

Teachers at Crown Hills: – Ms Simpson, Ms Green, Mr Danvers, Mr Taylor, Mr Coleman, Madam Jeanon, Ms Folwell, Mr Pollock, Mr Ladd, Ms Hewitt, Mr Gibby, Mr Bailey, Mr Mabbs, Mr Skelton, Mr Barker

Favourite Memory: – Far too difficult to choose a single memory, rather its easier (particular as you get older, when they start to blur together!) to look back at a collection of memories:
• People!…Friends and new friends! Teachers, who inspired me going above and beyond and believed in me.
• Art and Design projects, which literally took over my life.
• That new stationery set and rucksack upgrade in Y7.
• Asking myself “when will I ever use this in real life?” about twice a week (You will directly or indirectly!)
• The total downpour of rain that inevitably started during most sports days….and strangely skiing.
• Seeing what was a GIANT TV getting wheeled in from the back of the room and knowing it was going to be an easy lesson.
• Those perfect comebacks!
• Picking teams before lunch and those matches on the massive field.
• Amazing trip to France
• Starring in King Arthur and performing arts in general.
• Winning a prestigious city wide competition and appearing in the Leicester Mercury….,which I have kept until today.

Education History: – GCSE A Levels: Art, Design & Graphics, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College Art & Design Foundation, De Monfort University Degree: BA Design Management, De Monfort University Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)

Employment History: – Teacher, Finham Park School Head of A Level Design, Finham Park School Head of Art & Design Faculty, Madani High School Deputy Headteacher, Madani Schools Federation

What Crown Hills Did For Me: -Crown Hills in my experience was a school which thrived on its caring almost family ethos balanced against an endeavour to achieve excellence for its students. Crown Hills’ gave me a rounded education; an acquisition of key skills and knowledge, happy experiences, supplemented by core values that were instilled in me of respect, tolerance and aspiration.
My 5 years at the school were filled with fun, plenty of football and a few detentions!

My Mantra: -Take your dreams seriously!

Principal's welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the Crown Hills Community
website. In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills
blends a 70 year history of inclusive education with an
innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state
education like no other to 1500 students from the
inner-city backgrounds.

On this website, you will find all that you need to know
about our college: its history, its values and its vision
for the future. Aspiration, Commitment and Success are our
core values that underpin everything that we do and you will
see that our success is down how these values inspire all
that we do.

Farhan Adam



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