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Small Chasidic school shows it is possible to please Ofsted

Stamford Hill primary is upgraded from 'inadequate' to 'good'

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    (Photo: Getty Images)

    A small Chasidic primary has shown it is possible for Stamford Hill schools to get on the right side of Ofsted by jumping from inadequate to a good rating in little over a year and a half.

    Governors of Talmud Torah London for boys had significantly improved the secular curriculum and acted to ensure that all independent school standards were met, Ofsted said.

    The school, which has 38 pupils aged from five to nine, recently added a new Year Four class and moved to a new site.

    TTL’s leaders had worked hard to balance the demands of the secular curriculum with Jewish studies, resulting in pupils achieving well in a range of subjects which included arts, PE, history, geography and technology, Ofsted said.

    Pupils enjoyed “chatting about their lives, the books they are reading, the visitors to their school and the variety of trips they take to explore London”.

    The inspection found the school complied with the Equality Act in its teaching of British values.

    Pupils enjoy chatting about the books they are reading

     

    Pupils learned how they might “conduct their future lives as tolerant, respectful adults in modern Britain”, the inspection report said.

    They understood “there are families who do not reflect their own family structure. They talk proudly of their sisters who have talents and skills, and they talk confidently about successful women in equal measure to their admiration for high-achieving men.”

    They were also enthusiastic when “talking about the visitors who represent faiths, religions and ways of life which are different from their own”.

    TTL was also complimented for the “beautiful singing” that was heard in Jewish studies.

     

     

     

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