Education

South London primary starts full of promise

September 13, 2013

In a landmark for south London Jewry, the Mosaic Primary School opened on Monday in Wimbledon with a full complement of 30 four- and five-year-olds.

Mosaic head Kate Baum said it was “the realisation of a dream, a dream that will see us contributing to the life and education of children from across south London”.

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Israel removes sex from school textbooks

By Josh Jackman, September 4, 2013

Israel’s Ministry of Education has been criticised for removing a chapter on sex education from textbooks supplied to children in state-run religious schools.

The chapter, aimed at children aged between 12 and 15, describes the reproduction process, methods of contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. It was taken out after objections from Orthodox educational officials.

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Plan to curb Charedi unemployment

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2013

A British charity is to launch an appeal for scholarships to give Charedi students in Israel better access to education and employment.

The UK branch of the Jerusalem Foundation is hoping to sponsor places at the Haredi College in Jerusalem.

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Strictly Orthodox boys ‘missing’ from school

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2013

The Department for Education is continuing to investigate whether strictly Orthodox boys in the UK are being educated in officially recognised institutions.

Up to 1,000 boys aged from 13 to 16 were estimated to be “missing” from the school system and instead being taught in yeshivot, according to documents which emerged from the department last year.

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Exclusive: David Cameron welcomes new Jewish free schools

By David Cameron, September 3, 2013

Writing exclusively for the JC, Prime Minister David Cameron has said Jewish free schools can be a leading part of the "biggest shake-up of education in this country in a generation":

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Barnet climbs down on park PE charge

By Sandy Rashty, August 26, 2013

Barnet council has temporarily revoked plans to charge a modern Orthodox primary school £21.50 per class per week for use of a nearby park.

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Ariella, 12, scores a home win

By Zoe Winograd, August 26, 2013

Twelve-year-old Ariella Raz from Stanmore “exceeded her expectations” in recording a 98 per cent score in her AS level maths exam.

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Hit records for pianist, Manchester delighted and Yavneh's tribute

August 26, 2013

Just back from a summer programme at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, during which he played Chaim Weizmann’s piano, Immanuel College student Raz Benson hit the high notes at A-level, recording four A*s.

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Record results from the JFS A level pass masters

By Zoe Winograd, August 26, 2013

Anxiety over her A-level results roused JFS pupil Sophie Learman from her sleep at 4.30 in the morning. By 10.30 she could breathe more easily as she discovered that she had achieved the results she required to study linguistics at Leeds.

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GCSE students buck national trend with record-breaking grades

August 23, 2013

In a year of declining top grade GCSE results, Hasmonean High School has reported a record performance by its year 11 students.

One-third of its GCSE entries were graded A*, almost two-thirds A*-A and over 94 per cent between A*-C. Half the 146 candidates achieved at least eight A grades.

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