Education

Mill Hill school wins its initial site battle

By Jay Grenby, May 19, 2011

The projected Etz Chaim free school in Mill Hill has passed its first planning hurdle by gaining Barnet Council consent for the temporary occupation of premises in Daws Lane for a nursery class for 26 children and a reception class for 28.

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Council threat to Hackney schools

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2011

Two strictly Orthodox schools are facing action from Hackney Council, which says they are operating without the necessary planning permission.

The council is planning to prosecute Torah V'Yirah, a primary school for nearly 300 boys run by the Satmar Chasidic sect which opened two years ago.

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Ilford primary reveals £10m move

By Robyn Rosen, May 12, 2011

Ilford Jewish Primary School has announced that its 370 pupils will move to the the nearby King Solomon High site in Barkingside as part of a £10 million project with its current premises being used for a Hindu school.

In August, Redbridge Council invited proposals for a new school on the IJPS site.

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West Bank tours plan

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2011

Yachad, the new alternative advocacy group, is planning educational tours for youth group leaders to East Jerusalem and the West Bank as part of its programme to promote a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The group says that "time is running out" for a two-state solution, which is "threatened" by terrorist violence and "undermined" by the building of Jewish settlements.

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Protesters fight 'selfish' site choice for school

By Jay Grenby, April 28, 2011

One of three Jews leading a campaign to stop a Mill Hill garden centre becoming the Etz Chaim Primary premises has accused the school's promoters of riding roughshod over the interests of residents.

Gaon Hart - who lives close to the proposed site for the school in Daws Lane - claims the garden centre is "the focus of community activity".

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Examiner praises Norwood

April 14, 2011

A Norwood programme helping students with special educational needs to develop key employment skills has been praised by exam board Edexcel.

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Liberal injection of cash for students

April 14, 2011

Money from Liberal Judaism donors will enhance resources for Jewish students.

Addressing more than 80 donors at the annual Council of Patrons' dinner at the House of Lords, Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich said that campus support had become a priority.

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Acting head gets the job for keeps

April 14, 2011

Morasha Jewish Primary acting head Hayley Gross has been given the job on a permanent basis.

Mrs Gross, 40, has taught at the school since its opening in 2008, having given up a legal career to enter the teaching profession in the late 1990s. She has previously worked in Hong Kong and at Rosh Pinah Primary.

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Noam is on the move

April 14, 2011

Independent Orthodox primary Noam has purchased a site for its first permanent building.

The seven-acre site in Grahame Park Way, between Hendon and Edgware, is closer to the majority of its 156 pupils than its current base at Wembley Synagogue.

Noam has operated from three temporary homes since launching with five pupils 11 years ago.

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Reprieve for Israel studies at SOAS

By Simon Rocker, April 14, 2011

One of British Jewry's leading family charities, the Pears Foundation, has stepped in to safeguard the immediate future of Israel studies at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies.

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