JFS consultant headteacher addresses parents' concerns

By Simon Rocker, May 4, 2016

The consultant headteacher drafted in to help manage JFS has written to ease parental concerns over the unexplained absence of head teacher Jonathan Miller.

Debby Lipkin assured parents at the start of the new term today of the “profound and personal commitment” to the school of its current leadership team.


Jewish schools unaffected by parents’ mass protest against Sats tests

By Naomi Firsht, May 3, 2016

Jewish primary schools have remained largely unaffected by today’s protests by parents over tougher Sats tests for young children.


Teaching assistant Liora Rosenberg dies aged 20

By JC Reporter, May 1, 2016

Liora Rosenberg, the 20-year-old whose plight had been followed by thousands of well-wishers around the world, has died.

The former JFS pupil had suffered a bleed to the brain and pneumonia and had been critically ill in hospital for more than a week.

Her death was announced late on Saturday night on the Facebook group set up for people to do a mitzvah in her name.


I need to stop seeing every guy as a potential husband…

By Student Views, April 26, 2016

One of the great joys in life is blaming one’s mother.


Protection of Hebrew GCSE and A-level welcomed

By Simon Rocker, April 21, 2016

The Board of Deputies has welcomed a commitment to safeguard the teaching of biblical and modern Hebrew in schools.

There had been fears that exam boards would stop offering GCSEs and A-levels in a number of languages where take-up was small.

But Hebrew will be now protected, along with Arabic, Japanese and Turkish among others.


Campaign targets £7m to meet educational shortfall

By Simon Rocker, April 21, 2016

A charity campaign has been launched to cover the estimated annual£7 million cost of supporting Jewish studies in schools in north-west London.

Chomesh L'Chinuch, instigated by members of Golders Green Beth Hamedrash, is urging people to earmark 20 per cent of their charity donations for Jewish education.

The initiative - meaning "a fifth for education" - distributed its first grants amou


Illegality and intemperance

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 21, 2016

On April 3, the Independent on Sunday ran a lurid story headlined Illegal Jewish schools: Government knew about council faith school cover-up as thousands of pupils 'disappeared'.


More children miss out on primary places

By Charlotte Oliver, April 21, 2016

More families than ever were expected to miss out on their first choice primary schools this week, as local councils released their first round of offers.

In a year when, nationally, 10 per cent of all families were not offered a place at their first preference school, Jewish schools reported unprecedented numbers of applicants.

In its first year of admissions, Yavneh Primary - which will op


New app to ease exam revision

By Charlotte Oliver, April 21, 2016

When her son found himself overwhelmed by GCSE revision two years ago, Alyson Larholm searched for an app or online resource to help him manage his time effectively.

But the search proved futile, so the mother-of-three created one herself.