Education

Parents challenge Yavneh College's plan to remove feeder school system

By Charlotte Oliver, January 21, 2016

This article was written based on a misreading of figures. For a correct interpretation of the data, please see this article

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Shadow Education Secretary pledges support for Jewish schools in Board meeting

By Charlotte Oliver, January 20, 2016

Shadow Education Secretary Lucy Powell has pledged Labour’s support for Jewish schools in a meeting with the Board of Deputies.

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Pikuach schools inspection service is "absolute blessing", says Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis

By JC Reporter, January 18, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has praised the religious education service Pikuach, describing it as “an absolute blessing for our schools”.

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Strictly Orthodox school in Stamford Hill ordered to close in government crackdown

By Simon Rocker, January 15, 2016

An unregistered strictly Orthodox primary school has been ordered to close by the Department for Education in a further sign of a crackdown by the authorities on religious institutions operating outside the law.

Talmud Torah Tashbar in Stamford Hill, Hackney, has been told to shut down in a month.

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Lord Winston to address first-ever conference on teaching Judaism at GCSE

By Naomi Firsht, January 15, 2016

Lord Winston is to be the keynote speaker at the first ever conference for teachers of GCSE religious studies Judaism.

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis will also address the one-day conference in central London next month. Workshops and presentations by chief examiners from the main exam boards will address areas of the new syllabus which will first be examined in 2018.

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Orthodox schools' anger over government inspection plan

By Simon Rocker, January 15, 2016

Government plans to register and inspect part-time schools and educational institutions are “a sledgehammer to crack a nut”, an organisation representing Orthodox Jewish schools has warned.

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Tax threat to Jewish schools

By Simon Rocker, January 14, 2016

Talks are going on with the tax authorities to prevent a change in policy which could cost Jewish schools tens of thousands of pounds a year.

For many years, state-aided schools have been able to claim as tax relief on contributions made by parents towards the cost of Jewish studies and security.

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Teaching at ‘driving ban’ school criticised by Ofsted

By Simon Rocker, January 12, 2016

A second Chasidic school involved in last year’s controversy over women driving has received a critical report from inspectors.

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The nursery headteacher whose past has shaped her pupils' futures

By Charlotte Oliver, January 7, 2016

Some educators teach to live, while others live to teach; Geraldine Maidment would fall into the latter camp, so fixed is she to the foundations of Annemount School.

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Menorah High School for Girls granted voluntary aided status

By Charlotte Oliver, January 7, 2016

Menorah High School for Girls, an independent strictly Orthodox secondary school in Dollis Hill, north-west London, has been granted voluntary aided status by Barnet Council – despite it being located in Brent.

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