Education

Barnet sorry about special needs failings

By Robyn Rosen, June 16, 2011

A strictly Orthodox Golders Green family have won compensation and an apology from a London council for a four year delay in providing support for their daughter.

The mother of the nine-year-old requested a care plan from Barnet Council when her daughter, who has learning difficulties, was struggling in a class of 30 in a mainstream Jewish school.

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Rosh Pinah builds

June 16, 2011

A £3.5 million building programme at Edgware's Rosh Pinah Primary including a modern early years unit has been approved by Barnet Council and construction is expected to start in January.

The project is designed to have Rosh Pinah's operations on a single site in Glengall Road. Its 120 nursery and reception children are currently taught at the original school site in Mowbray Road.

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Yale hate study centre closure 'suspicious'

By Simon Rocker, June 16, 2011

One of the world's leading universities has decided to shut down a specialist centre on antisemitism after just five years.

Yale University in Connecticut said its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA) was being closed because it had failed to produce enough scholarship to "warrant its continuance".

But the decision to end what was billed as North America's first

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Delamere on the brink of closure

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 16, 2011

The UK's only Jewish residential school for special needs children is to close by the end of term unless it can find £500,000 within two weeks.

The loss of Manchester's Delamere Forest School, which has been running for 90 years, will see no dedicated Jewish secondary school provision for children with special needs outside London, and no residential schooling of its kind anywhere.

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Frank admissions of the Hertsmere Primary head

By Jay Grenby, June 10, 2011

Leading a Jewish primary school where demand for places way outstrips supply, Hertsmere JPS head Steven Isaacs has some words of comfort for parents facing disappointment in the admissions process.

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Parents: school fails Orthodoxy

By Jessica Elgot, June 10, 2011

Parents of pupils at Simon Marks Jewish Primary in Stamford Hill have expressed concerns that the school is moving away from traditional Orthodoxy.

Some of the parents, who did not wished to be named, said they felt the governors did not listen to their concerns about Masorti services being held on school premises.

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BNP 'can teach'

June 10, 2011

Schools will not be able to sack teachers who are members of the BNP under proposed new rules, despite a previous pledge by Education Secretary Michael Gove. The Teachers' Standards Review does not provide new powers to deal with extremist teachers.

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Yachad offers a different Jerusalem

By Jessica Elgot, June 10, 2011

Leaders from progressive youth movements will meet Palestinian activists and West Bank settlers this summer.

Senior members of the Reform and Liberal Jewish youth movements will take part in a day-long session run by alternative Israel advocacy group Yachad, before the arrival of tour participants for the Israel summer programme.

The day in east Jerusalem, on June 22, will include meeting me

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Liverpool KD enjoys increasing demand

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 3, 2011

Liverpool's King David Primary is experiencing a dramatic increase in Jewish pupils in advance of its move to new premises in September.

The school has seen its proportion of Jewish students drop to 15 per cent of the annual 60-pupil intake in recent years. It was feared the fall indicated an irreversibly shrinking community.

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The clothes show by Moriah pupils

June 2, 2011

Moriah Primary pupils took to the catwalk on Monday as stars of a fashion show sponsored by high street chain River Island.

More than 50 pupils from the Pinner school modelled the latest styles, watched by an audience in excess of 400.

The £4,000-plus raised will help to fill gaps in funding from government and the local authority and a drop in parental contributions. 

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