School probed in exam row

By Simon Rocker, October 17, 2013

A strictly Orthodox girls’ school accused of censoring science questions in a GCSE paper this summer insists that it is complying with exam regulations.

The Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Board (OCR) confirmed this week that it had found that part of an exam paper had been “obscured” by the Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ High School in Hackney, north-east London.


Ort gala dinner 2013

By Sandy Rashty, October 16, 2013

Veteran BBC political broadcaster and “friend of Israel” John Sergeant was guest speaker at the annual Ort dinner which raised more than £350,000.

Former Trade and Industry Secretary Lord Young told Ort supporters of the impact on government thinking of the charity’s global educational and training network.

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Hertsmere has pupil drop after entry change

By Simon Rocker, October 14, 2013

A Jewish primary school has suffered a sharp drop in take-up of nursery places after being forced to change its admissions rules.

Almost a third of the 60 nursery places at the Orthodox Hertsmere Jewish Primary were vacant at the start of the autumn term.


Chief encounters at growing Morasha

By Charlotte Oliver, October 14, 2013

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and his predecessor Lord Sacks both had cause for pride on Wednesday at the official opening of the new Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary premises in Finchley.

Named in honour of Lord Sacks, the school has Rabbi Mirvis as honorary principal, having overseen its development for the past seven years.


Transfer plan for Calderwood Lodge school

By Adam Henderson , October 14, 2013

Plans to move Glasgow’s Calderwood Lodge Jewish Primary to a shared campus with a Catholic school in Newton Mearns have been unveiled by East Renfrewshire Council.

The council will be consulting both faith groups on the feasibility of the project, which would see the 50-year-old Calderwood Lodge — based in the Newlands area — replaced by a new £9.5 million building.


Ort's Jump start to jobs impresses Lord Young

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2013

Former Trade and Industry Secretary Lord Young has told Ort supporters of the impact on government thinking of the charity’s global educational and training network.


Orthodox disappointed over evolution teaching

By Simon Rocker, October 10, 2013

The government has brushed aside objections from strictly Orthodox schools and made evolution a compulsory part of primary education from next September.


Schools neglect of Religious Education ‘dangerous’

By Simon Rocker, October 10, 2013

The Board of Deputies has warned that failures in teaching religious education in English schools is a “dangerous” trend.

An Ofsted report on RE published this week said that many pupils were leaving with “scant” knowledge and understanding.


Evolution matters

October 10, 2013

It is not often that we praise the government for ignoring the protestations of community representatives. But the Department for Education is quite right to have insisted that evolution becomes a compulsory primary school subject, despite the objections of the National Association of Jewish Orthodox Schools.


Survey: America has more Jews than Israel

By Rosa Doherty, October 1, 2013

More Jews live in the United States than anywhere else in the world, including Israel, according to new research.

The survey indicates there were 6.8 million Jews in the US in 2012, nearly 2.2 per cent of the population, and 6.1 million in Israel.