Birthday honours celebrated at JFS

September 22, 2011

JFS is celebrating its 10th year in its Kenton campus with an awards double.

An Investors in People accolade recognises the school's commitment to staff development.


Charedim battle over girls' school

By Ruth Eglash, September 22, 2011

Tensions between the strictly-Orthodox and religious-Zionist communities in Beit Shemesh, just outside Jerusalem, heated up this week as an ongoing dispute over the location of a non-Charedi girls' school brought both sides out onto the streets.


Muslim pupils look to Israel for pen pals

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

Many children have pen pals with whom they swap notes on family life, pets, hobbies and school work.


Eden gets go-ahead

September 15, 2011

Haringey Council planning committee has unanimously approved the application for the building for the Eden Jewish Primary, the cross-communal free school.


Schools to run bus services for Herts students

By Jay Grenby, September 15, 2011

Yavneh College in Borehamwood is to introduce its own school bus network following the decision of Hertfordshire County Council to abolish free or concessionary transport to Jewish and other faith schools by September 2012.

The Yavneh service will cover pupils living within the county boundaries - for example, Bushey, Radlett, Elstree and Shenley.


How to find out if Jewish schools work

By Simon Rocker, September 15, 2011

Millions of pounds have been spent on opening new Jewish schools in the past decade and another three new primary schools took their first pupils this month.

But with this massive investment in Jewish education, the question remains: do Jewish schools actually work?


The Fonz given honorary OBE for education work

By Jessica Elgot, September 15, 2011

Happy Days actor Henry Winkler has been awarded an honorary OBE for his work with dyslexic children and special educational needs.

Mr Winkler, 65, was the leather-wearing rebel "The Fonz" in the US TV series Happy Days, but has also written 17 books for children featuring Hank Zipcer, a boy with dyslexia.


Delamere chairs sit well in London school

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 9, 2011

Manchester's now defunct Delamere Forest special needs school has come to the aid of a London strictly Orthodox school left without chairs after a supplier failed to deliver.

The Tashbar school in Edgware spotted an advertisement for equipment being given away by Delamere prior to the sale of its former Cheshire premises, which is currently being finalised.

Delamere announced its formal clos


Hendon primary becomes academy

September 8, 2011

The Independent Jewish Day School in Hendon has been granted academy status - the first Barnet primary to achieve this and, says the school, the first Jewish primary nationally.

IJDS decided to proceed after consultation involving governors, staff, parents and the wider community. It will become responsible for its own management rather than being under local authority control.


Kisharon nursery earns top marks from Ofsted inspectors

September 8, 2011

The integrated nursery of special needs charity Kisharon has been praised as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors.

They found children at Tuffkid in Golders Green making "excellent progress in all areas due to the highly effective planning and monitoring of their achievements".

Staff were dedicated and "exemp-lary" in fostering learning and development and the nursery maintained a productive dia