Jewish Schools Awards 2018

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This year the Jewish Schools Awards, which will take place on 31st January 2018, seeks to recognise excellence in teaching – in both secular and Jewish studies. Parents know all too well, that it is their children’s teachers who are best able to reassure them that their child is progressing, developing and achieving. They see their children’s successes every day and help to move them forward. The successes we see in the league tables are thanks to the efforts of these teachers, as is the graduates’ firm foundation in Jewish knowledge.

There are times in school when students struggle and we want to recognise exceptional pastoral support by way of our “mental health and wellbeing” champion award. PaJeS is about to launch a new training programme in partnership with Place2Be and we would like to recognise the existing support in schools at this time. Schools also rely on other ‘unsung heroes’ to run smoothly and ensure that teaching can take place. For this reason our fourth award is for “non-teaching school staff” and will recognise the administrators, caretakers, lunchtime supervisors and others who help contribute to creating the best possible environment for our children.   Our awards enable the winners and finalists to use their prize money to build on their schools’ success in specific ways. The awards are dependent on you and your desire to say thank you to someone who has made a difference. 

JSA 2018 Award Finalists

Award 1: Excellence in Jewish studies in a Primary School
Rachel Coleman, Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School
Rabbi David Wilk, North West London Jewish Day School
Jo Jacobson, Wolfson Hillel Jewish Primary School

Award 2: Excellence in Jewish studies in a Secondary School
Pamela Simonsson, Hasmonean High School
Danny Baigel, Immanuel College
Katie Abrams, JCoSS

Award 3: Exceptional contribution from non-teaching school staff in a Primary School
Moses Kirosingh, Eden Primary School
Dalia Fraser, Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School
Angela Bass, Wolfson Hillel Primary School

Award 4: Exceptional contribution from non-teaching school staff in a Secondary School
Kevin Lutchmeenaraidoo, Hasmonean High School
Claire Gelband, JCoSS
Joanne Bernard, Yavneh College

Award 5: Excellence in Secular Studies in a Primary School
Liz Papier, Akiva School
Daniel Sunshine, Menorah Foundation School
Sara Halter, North West London Jewish Day School

Award 6: Excellence in Secular Studies in a Secondary School
Adam Boxer, JCoSS
Lelanie Grobler, JFS
Tracy Basgar, King David High School

Award 7: Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion in a Primary School
Alexis Gaffin, Immanuel College Preparatory School
Danielle Petar, Sinai Jewish Primary School
Anna Livotti, Wolfson Hillel Jewish Primary School

Award 8: Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion in a Secondary School
Amit Kalley, Hasmonean High School
Beth Kerr, Immanuel College
Geniece Watson, JFS