US taken to tribunal

The former director of education for the United Synagogue’s Agency for Jewish Education is taking the US to an employment tribunal.

Jeffrey Leader was one of a number of people made redundant at the beginning of the year in what the US dubbed a “reorganisation” of what had been regarded as its flagship education body.

The AJE had won plaudits from the highest echelons of government for its teacher-training programmes.

Mr Leader said: “I can confirm that I am taking the United Synagogue to a tribunal but I cannot make any other comment.” The tribunal will be in Watford in December.

    Last updated: 11:58am, October 15 2009