Education

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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Fun runners set a hot fundraising pace

By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2011

There was Superman, a Star Wars character, The Stig - and around 3,000 other participants and supporters at Maccabi's fifth annual Community Fun Run in Barnet on Sunday.

A record 32 charities were represented and the organisers hope that the fundraising total will reach £150,000.

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Boy from Brazil aided

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2011

A concert to help a talented young Jewish musician complete his studies at Manchester's prestigious Chetham's School of Music raised £2,000.

Leon Keuffer, 16, moved from Brazil with his mother two years ago to study violin. But without a scholarship from his home country, the family has to meet the £24,000 annual foreign student fees.

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Buttons fasten Shoah education

By Stephanie Brickman, May 27, 2011

Final year pupils at Glasgow's Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary have begun working with artist Joanna Hyman on their UJIA-initiated Buttons project.

It takes its inspiration from Paperclips, the brainchild of Tennessee headteacher Linda Hooper, whose students set out to collect six million paperclips to symbolise Holocaust victims.

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Prince Edward is first visitor to KB campus

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 27, 2011

Prince Edward on Wednesday became the first official guest at the new Liverpool King David High School campus.

Visiting the existing premises, the prince asked to see the £26 million campus, which will become the centre of Jewish schooling and community life in Liverpool.

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