Education

Yavneh reveals bid to add primary section

By Barry Toberman, February 26, 2015

Yavneh College in Borehamwood is reviving plans for a primary section and intends to submit an application for a free school to the Department for Education at "the earliest opportunity".

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A new recipe for success at JFS

By Charlotte Oliver, February 19, 2015

As the largest Jewish school in Europe, it can be difficult for JFS to cater for the wide-ranging interests of its student body.

But that is not for lack of trying. This year, the Kenton school launched its new BTEC qualification in hospitality - and six months in, 15 budding masterchefs are singing its praises.

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Nick Clegg pledges to continue Jewish school security funding

By Marcus Dysch, February 16, 2015

The Liberal Democrats will protect funding for security measures in Jewish schools if the party returns to government after May’s election, Nick Clegg has announced.

The Deputy Prime Minister said his party would guarantee the continuation of the £2.3m funding the Department for Education provides.

Jewish state schools use the money to provide additional security measures.

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Duncan Smith praises 'special' work of Kisharon

February 16, 2015

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith hailed Kisharon’s “truly remarkable” work when he toured its new further educational facility in Stamford Hill on Monday.

Based at the Brenner Community Centre and run in partnership with Hackney Community College, the facility enables adults with complex learning needs to gain life skills helping them towards greater independence.

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Free children's PJ Library service enjoys novel launch

February 16, 2015

Celebrities have revealed their reading habits in support of the UK launch of the PJ Library, which provides free monthly children’s Jewish books on modern non-denominational themes.

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‘Don’t suffer in silence — I’m still alive because I asked for help’

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2015

Jennifer* is a 17-year-old pupil at a Jewish school in London. Here, she shares her story of depression and recovery:

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‘Don’t suffer in silence — I’m still alive because I asked for help’

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2015

Jennifer* is a 17-year-old pupil at a Jewish school in London. Here, she shares her story of depression and recovery:

I was always a happy and healthy girl, but when I started my GCSEs, my world changed. We received our predicted exam grades, and mine were mostly A*s.

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Time to be mindful about mental health

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2015

Think you’re busy? Spare a thought for your average schoolchild. From their morning maths class to their after-school piano lesson, pupils’ days are jam-packed — with the pressures of academic success weighing them down like a textbook-laden rucksack.

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Nicky Morgan considers call for private school security funding

By Simon Rocker, February 12, 2015

The Department for Education is considering a request from Jewish leaders and MPs to help fund security at independent Jewish schools.

State-aided Jewish schools already benefit from a £2 million annual grant towards their security costs provided by the government since 2010.

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The added value of a Jewish education

February 5, 2015

Among the plethora of government data made available last week, impressive scores among Jewish schools were their "value-added" figures.

This mark, given to all state-aided schools, indicates how far above expectations pupils performed at GCSE, considering their ability on entry.

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