Education

Mirvis welcomes modern app-roach to learning

By Sandy Rashty, June 2, 2014

Jewish education must not be forced down children’s throats, Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis told Jewish Interactive supporters at the charity’s annual dinner.

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Mathilda Marks Kennedy School sorry for data breach on pupil's health

June 2, 2014

The head of a Mill Hill Jewish primary is “mortified” by the disclosure of a pupil’s medical condition in an email sent in error by an administrator to the parents of all children. The message, detailing how to deal with the student, had been intended solely for Mathilda Marks-Kennedy staff.

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UK Jewish Film awards teach youngsters about their past

June 2, 2014

More than 200 year-eight schoolchildren from Jewish schools took a trip down memory lane into London’s East End for a film award ceremony in honour of UK Jewish Film’s “Hackney Roots” initiative.

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Southern comfort from London school's plan

By Barry Toberman, June 2, 2014

With a mixture of pride and excitement, Kate Baum takes visitors through architects’ plans for the permanent home for south London’s first Jewish school, Mosaic.

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Israeli push to teach Judaism as culture

By Nathan Jeffay, May 30, 2014

Noa Shabtay teaches subjects she never even heard about when she was at school. And it is not because she is teaching technology — her field has been around for centuries.

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New head at King Solomon

By Simon Rocker, May 22, 2014

The governors of King Solomon High School have appointed an acting head teacher to plug the gap following the banning of Jo Shuter last week.

Ms Shuter, who joined the Orthodox school in Redbridge last September, was struck off by the Department for Education for abusing expenses while head of her previous school.

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Jewish schools to lead mobile phone research

By Daniel Easterman, May 22, 2014

Jewish schools in London are to play a leading role in the largest ever investigation into the effects of mobile phone use on the cognitive abilities of children.

Immanuel College in Bushey is one of only two schools — the other is non-Jewish Kingsmead School in Enfield — that will take an active role in the research being conducted by Imperial College London.

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Tudors out, Middle East in as sixth-form history curriculum is set to change

By Charlotte Oliver, May 19, 2014

Sixth-form history students will be taught more about the Middle East as part of a national overhaul of the A-level curriculum, a leading exam body has announced.

OCR, one of the country’s biggest exam’s boards, revealed on Monday that its history courses will soon switch focus from recent British history to a broader range of international topics – spanning at least 200 years.

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Should faith schools be able to drop evolution?

By Simon Rocker, May 19, 2014

The children and their adult escorts have gathered beneath the long bony neck of Dippy the diplodocus, the giant replica skeleton which stands in the lobby of the Natural History Museum. Sunday morning cheder for these pupils from Belsize Square Synagogue is not going to be in class.

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Unfit to govern

May 16, 2014

Hindsight is an overused tool. But it does not require any benefit of hindsight to realise that the governors of King Solomon High School made a monumental and easily avoidable error in appointing Jo Shuter as head.

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