Family & Education

Charedi girls earn good marks from Ofsted

Two Strictly Orthodox schools receive thumbs-up from inspectors


Two independent Charedi girls’ primary schools had a happy start to the new term after being rated good by Ofsted.

Bnos Beis Yaakov School in Kingsbury, North-West London was judged outstanding in two out of four areas - behaviour and attitudes, and personal development.

Pupils were highly motivated and eager to succeed and displayed exemplary behaviour, the inspectorate reported.

Through learning about other cultures and countries, pupils were respectful of differences and taught about the importance of tolerance.

They were set ambitious goals to achieve and enjoyed their visits to the school library.

Children “show high levels of self-control and highly positive attitudes towards their education. They are keen to do well.”

The primary’s Venishmartem programme - a reference to a verse in Deuteronomy, ‘and you shall be careful” - taught pupils “about taking care of their bodies. Pupils are well supported in developing their self- confidence and self-esteem.”

Beis Rochel Mcr Girls, a Chasidic primary in Salford, was upgraded to good from “requires improvement” two years ago.

Pupils worked hard, the curriculum was well-designed and teachers promoted a love of reading and made sure that children of all abilities could complete work successfully.

Leaders developed pupils’ “sense of community” and pupils developed into “confident young people”.

They were encouraged to “respect the views and beliefs of others. Pupils learn about different relationships and how to keep themselves fit and healthy.”

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