The government has pledged its commitment to preserving Hebrew as a GCSE and A Level subject in a meeting with the Board of Deputies.
Department for Education minister Nick Gibb met the Board’s chief executive Gillian Merron, public affairs director Phil Rosenberg and education policy manage Sara Perlmutter on Monday to discuss how they could protect the subject from being axed.
It was a morning of tears, hugs and heavy sighs of relief on Thursday, as Jewish students celebrated their stellar A-Level results.
JFS in Kenton, north west London, reported an “outstanding” year, with a record number of A*s and As achieved. Almost 50 per cent of all results were either A* or A, while 70 students out of 258 got at least an A in all three A-Levels.
A Chasidic school in north London which earlier this year 1a>threatened to ban pupils whose mothers drive1b> has had an application to become state-aided rejected.
Beis Malka girls’ school, one of two schools runs by the Belz Chasidic sect in Stamford Hill, learned this week that Hackney Council had decided against granting it the status of a voluntary-aided, maintained school.
The National Union of Teachers has “temporarily” pulled 1a>a new educational resource which aimed to “illustrate the daily struggles experienced by Palestinian children”1b>, following public outcry that it was one-sided and unbalanced.