Pupil fall leads to staff cuts at King Solomon

By Robyn Rosen, March 18, 2010

King Solomon High School in Redbridge is planning staffing cuts in response to falling admissions. And the redundancy procedure has been criticised by trade unions, who claim they were not formally consulted.

In recent years, year seven enrolment figures have dropped by more than 20 per cent - from 157 in 2005 to 122 in 2009, which included seven non-Jewish pupils.


Rapper Eprhyme performs at Sandy’s Row shul

By Jessica Elgot, March 4, 2010

Music of a less traditional kind filled a historic East End synagogue on Monday night as a performance by New York rapper Eprhyme launched the Open Jewish Culture festival.


YOGA Classes

By Brenda Soskin, February 25, 2010
Monday 1 March


Matzo Ramble

By Brenda Soskin, February 25, 2010
Sunday 4 April
9:15am - 12:00pm


Former Ilford pupil dies in go-karting accident

By Robyn Rosen, February 22, 2010

A former Ilford Jewish Primary School pupil has died after her scarf became tangled in a go-kart in Hong Kong.

Amy Rose Coxall, 15, was go-karting with friends at the Diamond Coast International Kart Circuit in Tuen Mun when her go-kart reportedly veered off the track and stopped suddenly.

Local reports suggest that Amy was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tuen Mun Hospital at 4.30pm on Wednesday.

Amy was a pupil at Ilford Jewish Primary School for two months in 1999 before her family moved to Hong Kong, where she was a pupil at the Island School.


Ilford synagogues discuss site-sharing option

February 18, 2010

Co-location is the new buzzword in the talks aimed at bringing together Ilford's United and Federation synagogues.

Leon Newmark, chair of the Federation in Coventry Road, explained that co-location would mean the congregations sharing a site - United's Beehive Lane premises. But they would remain with their respective synagogal bodies.

"This would work only if we were on the same site," Mr Newmark said. "It would strengthen considerably the opportunities to do more in the community. We're talking about 3,000 people."


Calls to Drugsline double

By James Martin, February 18, 2010

The drugs helpline set up by a Chabad rabbi is reporting a 100 per cent rise in Jewish callers.

Drugsline, providing confidential information and support for people with drug and alcohol problems, says that 168 callers in 2009 identified themselves as Jewish. In 2008, the number was 85.

Of the 168, 130 rang over drug issues and 14 about alcohol problems. Twelve people called over both drug and alcohol problems and a further 12 rang about other addictions. Calls were from both users, friends and family.


King Solomon satisfied with its Ofsted ruling

January 21, 2010

The King Solomon High School in Redbridge has received a positive report from Ofsted inspectors, whose main concern was that more able pupils were not making the progress they were capable of.

Ofsted rated the school as good in most categories and outstanding in a few. It noted that headteacher Spencer Lewis had “worked tirelessly since his appointment two years ago to improve the standard of education students receive and his work has been successful.


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