Pupils and staff at school involved in Trojan Horse affair ‘used antisemitic language’

By Charlotte Oliver, October 23, 2015

A Birmingham school involved in the Trojan Horse scandal encouraged “antisemitic language” between staff and pupils and welcomed speakers from the Jewish anti-Zionist sect Neturei Karta, according to a former staff member who spoke at a disciplinary hearing for teachers involved.


London teacher banned from classroom ‘indefinitely’ after antisemitic Facebook post

By Sandy Rashty, October 19, 2015

A teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after he was convicted of posting an antisemitic message on social media.

Mahmudul Choudhury, 36, was banned from teaching last week by a panel ruling on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education.


Hasmonean school to change admission rules

By Charlotte Oliver, October 15, 2015

Hasmonean High School has confirmed it will comply with an order to amend its admissions procedure.

The Orthodox state school said it was "reviewing and updating our admissions policies to ensure that we abide by the current regulations regarding admissions, that our school's ethos is upheld and that we reflect the needs of the Orthodox Jewish community."


Concern over David Cameron’s plan to register Jewish religion schools

By Simon Rocker, October 15, 2015

Plans to register yeshivot and part-time religious supplementary schools have aroused concern among strictly Orthodox educators.

Prime Minister David Cameron highlighted the scheme last week as one of the government’s measures to counter religious extremism.


Langdon opening London college

By Josh Jackman, October 15, 2015

Educational charity Langdon is to open a London college for the 16-to-25 age group, complementing its existing college in Manchester.

The charity - helping teenagers and young adults with mild-to-moderate learning needs towards independence - will convert its Maccabi House site in Edgware, which is currently used as a social centre.

It plans to identify and assess potential students in Novem


Our Jewish schools are anything but calm - and we love them for it

By Emma Jacobs, October 8, 2015

Seven years ago I turned up at JFS, clad in the compulsory oversized blazer and unsure of what I had signed up for. Having gone to a small Church of England state primary, I was used to singing hymns in an understated environment. JFS was to prove to be the storm after the calm.


New report blasts faith schools

By Charlotte Oliver, October 8, 2015

A report released this week by the British Humanist Association (BHA) accuses faith schools of failing to comply with admissions regulations.


DfE ponders future of Belz Hackney schools

By Charlotte Oliver, October 8, 2015

The Department for Education is considering the future of two Chasidic schools in Hackney following emergency Ofsted inspections it requested.

Beis Malka and Talmud Torah Machzikei Hadass were at the centre of controversy in the spring after leaders of the Belz sect threatened to ban pupils whose mothers drove them to school as it breached traditions of modesty.

The DfE said this week: "We a


Hasmonean admissions complaint is upheld

By Charlotte Oliver, October 8, 2015

The Office of the Schools Adjudicator has upheld a complaint against the admissions policy of Hasmonean High in Barnet.