Ali Jaffri completed his graduation in Business Management from Institute of Business Administration (Pakistan) in 1999, Masters degree in Information Technology from Preston University (UK) in 2002 and holds a Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management from ILM since 2013. Due to keen interest in Technology and Management, Ali pursued a number of certifications from Microsoft, APMG, ISEB, BCS and ISACA. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional. Having worked in various senior management roles within the Housing, Transport, Education and Non-Profit sector, he currently manages the IT Operations for a Healthcare Charity across the 3 UK nations and also runs his own Consultancy business.
Ali is also currently studying towards an MA in Islamic Studies from the Islamic College in London, the Hawza programme and Qualified Madressa Teacher Certificate (QMTC) from the Muslim Schools Education Network (MSEN). He has been teaching religious schools curriculum and training teachers for the last 10 years and has a passion for enhancing the quality of educational activities. He is the founder of Gate of Knowledge Foundation, a UK based non-profit organisation promoting Islam awareness. Ali works with a number of UK and International community organisations providing his services in the areas of Educational Services, Compliance, Digital Presence and Operational process improvements.
Erum Jaffri is a Qualified teacher, she graduated from University of Surrey, Roehampton in 2003 with a BA (QTS) Hons with Science specialism. She has since attended several leadership and management courses in Education. Erum is a passionate primary school teacher and has taught in state and independent schools. She has also monitored and trained new teachers. Erum runs children workshops in her free time and loves to see children engaged and excelling in all areas. She has undertaken Mental well being courses and keeps the social, emotional, and personal needs of a child at the centre of her teaching.