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About Imran Kotwal BA (HONS), PGCE, MBA

Imran Kotwal is a qualified teacher with a track record of being an outstanding classroom practitioner. He is a Hafidh al Qur'an and can lead Muslims in prayers. Imran's school assemblies, workshops and staff inset has received excellent reviews from headteachers. He has extensive experience of teaching Islam to young people of all faiths and none. Imran served as head of a very successful multi-faith chaplaincy team as well as leading Muslim students in Friday prayers at Salford City College for over ten years. Imran's faith and cultural awareness work has been praised in Ofsted reports. He has previously trained and worked as an additional Ofsted inspector (AI). Imran is the Muslim representative for the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) in Salford and represents his local Mosque at Bolton Council of Mosques. 

Testimonial : Former Chief Executive of Salford City College


Imran Kotwal was a significant contributor to Pendleton College's achievement of Learning and Skills Beacon Status in 2005 but, in my opinion, was THE catalyst for the college in achieving the AoC Beacon Award for Equality and Diversity the following year.

His drive and infectious enthusiasm is motivated not by personal ambition but by deep conviction and immersion in a faithful life. Given his own resolute faith, his respect for, and empathy with, other faiths is remarkable and sadly too rare.


He has the ability to bring together people of all ages, with or without faith, in peaceful and serious contemplation of what faiths mean to those of faith. He draws the sting from the most partisan views by his own example of calm, informed understanding and tolerance.

Imran personally, and the structures and practices he established, made a huge contribution to establishing a purposeful, tolerant and friendly ethos in the college. I believe he is a truly gifted individual and a role model we should all aspire to.


Peter Crompton B.Sc. PGCE

Principal, Pendleton College 2004 - 2009

Principal, Salford City College 2009 - 2010

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