Edgware school gets good Ofsted rating

July 13, 2012

An Israeli-based educator is returning to UJIA to succeed Douglas Krikler as its CEO.

Michael Wegier served UJIA as director of programme and planning from 2002 to 2007, where he led strategy development in informal Jewish education and Israel experience programmes.


Government approval for cross-communal Jewish free schools

By Simon Rocker, July 13, 2012

Two new cross-communal Jewish primary schools are among the latest batch of free schools to be approved by the government, as well as a Jewish high school for Leeds.

South London is finally to get the Jewish primary school it has long dreamed of, while a group of Jewish parents in Finchley, North London, are also celebrating their successful application.


Oxford gets biggest ever donation

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

A Jewish philanthropist has pledged a landmark £75million for a scholarship programme to help underprivileged students go to Oxford University, in what is being described as the biggest such gift in European history.


Schools Minister awards Etz Chaim top marks

By Jay Grenby, July 5, 2012

Schools Minister Lord Hill has praised the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary in Mill Hill for “providing much-needed primary school places in Barnet”. The minister met staff, governors and pupils as he toured the free school’s temporary premises in Daws Lane and the nearby site for a permanent home.

He sampled ice cream cones and lollies made by the reception class.


Answering the GCSE question

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 29, 2012

"Explain, briefly, why some people are prejudiced against Jews."

Some weeks ago, I devoted this column to the above question, which was included in a GCSE paper on religious studies set recently by the Assessment & Qualifications Alliance (AQA).


Primary pupils get a kick out of Wembley Stadium event

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012

London Jewish primary pupils enjoyed a visit to Wembley Stadium to mark the completion of an interfaith project.

Twenty North West London Jewish Day School children took part in activities with pupils from Catholic and Muslim primaries, designing football kits, delivering presentations and having an impromptu kick-about.


New premises for Notts students

By Marcus Dysch, June 28, 2012

Jewish students in Nottingham will hold social and religious events in new premises when they return for the next academic year.

Deals struck with universities in the city have provided the thriving Jewish student population with new and bigger venues.


Funding to Brighton nursery is withdrawn

By Yael Breuer, June 28, 2012

Brighton and Hove Jewish Welfare Board is to end its financial support for the local Torah Academy Nursery and to reduce its help to the Ralli Hall Lunch and Social Club.


Naima keeps it in the family with mature students

June 28, 2012

Proud boobas and zaidas from 12 countries were among almost 200 grandparents at an afternoon in their honour at the Naima Jewish Preparatory in Maida Vale.


Special needs school warned: Raise £3.5m or give up free site

By Jessica Elgot, June 28, 2012

Hackney special-needs school Side by Side faces a race against time to take up a gift of land worth £1.5 million from a strictly Orthodox housing charity.