King David High twins with Muslim school

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 4, 2013

Manchester’s King David High has twinned with an Islamic school in a bid to improve interfaith understanding.

KD will have regular shared lessons and assemblies with students from Manchester Islamic High School for Girls.


Etz Chaim gets good grades

By Jay Grenby, March 4, 2013

Ofsted’s first report on the Etz Chaim Jewish Primary in Mill Hill rates it a good school where pupils make good progress in reading and writing.

Standards were “above those achieved by other children of their age” with “outstanding progress” in supporting pupils with special educational needs.


JFS students trained to join world food campaign

By Zoe Winograd, March 1, 2013

JFS sixth-formers took a training session at JHub organised by World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Student Action Forum to prmote the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign , fighting world hunger.

They were taught campaigning techniques with particular focus on social media, presentational skills and compiling a press release.


Teachers learning a fresh perspective on the Holocaust

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

There is calling out in class and scribbling in notebooks as 22 British students learn about the Holocaust.


Spreading the message at shul

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

The only shul representative on the seminar was Diana Bronson, a 54-year-old mother of four who runs cheder and youth group sessions at Edgware Synagogue as a volunteer. Visiting Israel for the first time in 24 years, she said she wanted to acquire the expertise “get the Holocaust better known to kids who are not Jewish.


Making the Holocaust relevant for young people

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

Manchester-born Habonim Dror leader Lucy Travis, 24, represented the youth movements. “I am surprised that no one from other movements came on this seminar,” she said. “I thought we would have to fight for a place.”


Hasmonean headteacher: ‘Pupils need to realise significance'

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2013

Hasmonean Girls’ School head Rachel Fink was among six Hasmonean delegates. Taking studious notes throughout, she said the seminar had inspired her to rethink the school’s “enrichment programme before year nine students go to Poland. We could look at a preparatory programme as we can’t just rely on students to conduct their own research.


Glasgow's Calderwood Lodge head teacher stands down

By Anna Sheinman, February 22, 2013

Just three months after the resignation of the chair of the Parent Council of Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge, the head teacher of Scotland’s only Jewish school has also handed in her notice.

The announcement that Vanessa Thomson is leaving comes soon after the conclusion of a prolonged and heated disagreement over the denominational status of the school.


Brodetsky integrating non-Jewish pupils

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 18, 2013

The head of the Brodetsky Jewish Primary in Leeds has said that the successful integration of an influx of non-Jewish pupils disproves the claim that faith schools are insular.

Jeremy Dunford reported that 12 of the 274 Brodetsky pupils are from African, Asian and non-Jewish British backgrounds.


Free school gets name

By Simon Rocker, February 18, 2013

The cross-communal Jewish free school due to open in Finchley in September has chosen its name as well as its site for the first two years.

Alma Primary School will take over the premises of the existing Orthodox Morasha Primary in West Finchley, which is moving to a new home.