PaJeS in the Media Archive

The Jewish News

Rabbi David Meyer gets seat on Ofsted board 23/8/22
‘Accomplished Mensches’ celebrate strong grades in first A-level exams since pandemic 18/8/22
Parents advised on coping with children’s Ukraine crisis fears 15/3/22

32 principals from Jewish schools take part in headteachers conference 24/11/21
Jewish students take part in inaugural inter-school debating competition 26/7/21
Student pitches win grants to improve school experience post-lockdown 14/7/21
SPECIAL REPORT: How the pandemic has transformed education in Jewish schools 10/6/21
Pressure on heads has created a crisis 10/6/21
Schools failing on antisemitism could flunk inspections, Ofsted warns 7/6/21
Jewish News Podcast: On the frontline in the classroom 4/6/21
Sometimes our children don’t know how to ask 13/5/21
Parents urged not to panic after missing out on Jewish school places 17/3/21
Food voucher scheme for students at Jewish schools extended until June 10/2/21
Thank a teacher for keeping children safe 26/1/21

More than 5,000 primary school pupils join virtual menorah lighting 16/12/20
Roald Dahl family apologises for author’s antisemitic comments 6/12/20
British voices front-and-centre as inaugural virtual Euro summit held! 3/12/20
Jewish education group PaJeS recognised by Met Police Commissioner 25/11/20
Shoah survivors and educators recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 9/10/20
Community special educational needs school to relocate and expand 23/9/20
Pupils and staff isolating as primary reports ‘several’ Covid-19 cases 6/9/20
A-level U-turn: PaJeS says ‘extreme stress could have been avoided sooner’ 17/8/20
PaJeS praises government’s ‘positive’ A-Level and GCSE triple lock system 12/8/20
PaJeS urges prospective Year 7 parents not to hog school waiting lists 1/7/20
JFS to open Year 7 bulge class in September 9/6/20
Hundreds of Jewish pupils return as schools reopen 3/6/20
20 Jewish schools reassure parents over re-opening 26/5/20
Scheme to promote wellbeing in schools sees increased interest during lockdown 19/5/20
Challenge for educators remains ‘unprecedented’ 7/5/20
Wolfson Hillel acts as educational hub during virus crisis 2/4/20
Top Jewish educator says online learning from Monday ‘simply isn’t realistic 20/3/20
‘Education of our children will be transformed’ experts warn as schools close 18/3/20
Jewish schools to get guidance on how to cope after suicide or sudden death 3/3/20
Show the importance of saying ‘thank you’ 20/2/20
Dragon tamers take centre stage at joyous Jewish Schools Awards 12/2/20
Six student teams are pitch perfect in Dragons’ Den presentations 12/2/20
Class is permanent for our top teachers 7/2/20
Six teams aim to slay dragons at Jewish Schools Awards 2/2/20

Pupils face Dragons’ Den-style contest in bid to win £8K for school 27/11/19
Headteachers attend two-day PaJeS conference on challenges facing schools 14/11/19
Pupils asked to pitch school project ideas for chance to win share of £25,000 2/10/19
Government says no to proposed new Jewish school in Hertfordshire 15/5/19
Yavneh College to open bulge class for 30 pupils in next academic year 9/4/19
Voice of the Jewish News: Lessons for both sides of the debate 5/4/19
Teaching of same-sex relationships a requirement, say PaJeS 3/4/19
The class of 2019! Top teachers honoured at Jewish Schools Awards 12/2/19
Jewish Schools Awards 2019: We’ve done our homework! 7/2/19
Voice of the Jewish News: Time to celebrate our class of 2019 7/2/19
Education minister urges faith leaders to turn schools into academies 30/1/19
Ofsted consultation on school standards and choice welcomed by PaJeS, Board 16/1/19

Jewish youngsters win Modern Hebrew Spelling Bee 11/07/18
Meeting takes place between Ofsted and PaJeS over Charedi schools03/07/18
Chief Rabbi welcomes decision to have no cap on faith-based schools admissions 14/05/18
Thirty percent drop in waiting list for Jewish secondary school places24/04/18
Children get creative for Israel’s 70th birthday 19/04/18
Jewish Schools Awards 2018: Shaping a generation 25/01/18

Ofsted criticised for their ‘determination to fail our schools’ by community body 13/12/17
‘Significant challenges’ faced by Jewish schools due to funding cuts15/11/17
We shouldn’t need courts to tell us to give boys and girls the same chances 20/10/17
Teaching boys and girls separately should be for parents to choose, not the courts 18/10/17
Our teachers deserve top marks for the job they do 14/09/17
Students celebrate GCSE results success! 24/08/17
Jewish students celebrate another year of A-Level success! 17/08/17

The Blogs: Rabbi David Meyer Reflecting on the prime minister's plan for education 14/09/16
Report finds 'acute shortage' of Jewish school places in north west London 07/07/16
Where will our children go? 26/05/16
School demand outstrips supply as parents face a waiting game 03/03/16
Chief Rabbi and Lord Winston address inaugural Teaching Judaism conference 24/02/16
Voice of the Jewish News: putting teachers on their pedestal 04/02/16
Opinion: A chance for our community to say 'thank you' to our real heroes 02/02/16
Video: The Jewish Schools Awards 2016 02/02/16
Video: Minister of State for schools address to the Jewish Schools Awards 29/01/16
In pictures: Jewish News' Jewish Schools Awards 28/01/16
Class of 2016 honoured at Jewish News' Jewish Schools Awards 28/01/16
Curb on "vexatious complaints" against Jewish schools' admissions welcomed 26/01/16
Jewish schools fear loss of 'tens of thousands' after Gift Aid clampdown 21/01/16
The Jewish School Awards 2016: the shortlisted candidates for secondary schools 21/01/16
The Jewish School Awards 2016: the shortlisted candidates for primary schools 18/01/16
New partnership formed to enhance efficiency in Jewish education 13/01/16

Jewish schools top league tables 26/11/15
In Pictures: Drawing on the Queen’s record-breaking reign – winners announced!10/09/15
Jewish News’ design competition marking the Queen’s record-breaking reign! 04/09/15
Opinion: we’re working with Barnet council to give more pupils a Jewish education 03/09/15
How to get to first base with secondary schools 27/05/15
Lack of Jewish secondary school places creating a “very stressful time” for parents 27/05/15
Is a Jewish school right for a multicultural world? 26/05/15
Opinion: It’s too convenient to blame Ofsted for the downgrading of our schools 09/04/15
New funds available for Jewish schools to address Ofsted concerns 08/04/15
SPECIAL REPORT PART 2: Parents and pupils are 'equally disadvantaged' 12/02/15
Keep calm and carry on, security chiefs tell concerned community 25/01/15

Ofsted denies ‘bullying and traumatising’ Jewish kids 14/10/14
Chief Rabbi leads opposition to GCSE faith plans 23/09/14
JLC appoints Hasmo head to lead education reform 14/08/14
Leader of Jewish schools group to step down 22/05/14
Our community is changing fast – and so must our schools 13/02/14
Top educators warn of ‘silent crisis’ facing Jewish primary schools 06/02/14

The Jewish Chronicle

How to help your child with their Hebrew 23/12/22
What our Jewish education system can learn from the Amish 4/12/22
New awards scheme will encourage support for wellbeing 4/12/22
Jewish schools across the UK have celebrated an impressive set of GCSE results, despite a nationwide dip in grades since last year 25/8/22
Jewish educational leader gets a seat on board of Ofsted 22/8/22
‘Generation Covid’ outperform pre-pandemic A-level grades at Jewish schools 18/8/22
Food voucher scheme launched to support Jewish schoolchildren over holidays 19/7/22
Ivrit can help unite Jews across the world 10/7/22
How to help girls feel better about themselves 10/6/22
Why we pray for the Queen 1/6/22
We need to act to address teacher shortage 29/5/22
Education White Paper offers too little to cope with effects of pandemic 10/4/22
New modern Jewish history course plugs gap in the classroom 3/4/22
How to talk to children about the conflict in Ukraine 20/3/22
How schools can keep their political balance 28/2/22
Board of Deputies welcomes new guidance for schools to avoid bias when teaching about Israel 17/2/22
Emotional literacy is the greatest gift you can give your child 13/2/22
Schools network PaJeS becomes independent from the Jewish Leadership Council 17/1/22
Schools ready for more Covid disruption 6/1/22

Yavneh is named top non-selective state school 13/12/21
Schools celebrating as pupils shine in most difficult of years 13/8/21
Over half A-level passes at A* in Jewish schools 10/8/21
Nancy Reuben wins debating cup 30/7/21
Police issue child safety leaflet in wake of JFS downgrade 1/7/21
School leaders briefed on consent culture 30/4/21
What to do if you are without a Jewish school place 16/3/21
Why you must tick 'Jewish' on the census 11/3/21
Don’t forget the brighter moments 25/2/21
Food support programme for schools to expand 10/2/21
After clapping for carers, let's say thanks to teachers 25/1/21
Don’t let schools collapse under financial pressure 22/1/21
Who’d be in a teacher’s shoes? 18/1/21
Hollywood prizes for new sixth form Jewish studies 18/1/21
Scramble for lockdown school places 7/1/21

Articles of interest from the PaJeS section in Education Features of the Jewish Chronicle during Covid-19

Concerns over school Covid-19 testing plan 20/12/20
Let’s hear it for our school Maccabees 18/12/20
Jewish education leader urges government flexibility on school closure 15/12/20
Schools unite for Chanukah 11/12/20
New Israel programme will benefit beginners 1/11/20
Alf Dubs launches fundraising drive to challenge faith school discrimination 29/10/20
Getting to grips with blended learning 19/10/20
Delay of A-levels and GCSEs ‘offers too little’ to students 15/10/20
Numerous Holocaust educators among those recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 11/10/20
Our substandard exam system should be overhauled 21/9/20
A Level results day was shattering, says King David Manchester High School chairman 20/8/20
A-level U-turn welcomed by Jewish schools 17/8/20
We all need a break in this Dickens of a year 23/7/20
Manchester schools excel in Hebrew spelling bee 20/7/20
Children still waiting for Jewish secondary school places in London 1/7/20
At home, we’ve had to find new ways to juggle work and school 25/6/20
Plato's comeback: philosophy enjoys a classroom revival 18/6/20
Jewish schools will be at forefront of campaign for national education catch-up, says Robert Halfon MP 15/6/20
JFS comes to the rescue with bulge class for September 2020 9/6/20
Our schools delivered beyond expectations 8/6/20
Governors write to reassure to parents ahead of school reopening 27/5/20
Wellbeing scheme planned to help children return to school 11/5/20
Our schools delivered beyond expectations 8/5/20
LSJS launches helpline for teachers to support distance learning 20/4/20
How parents are coping in the lockdown classroom at home 4/5/20
How to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut from home 24/4/20
Why Pesach tells us to use time well 7/4/20
These days at home are a time to connect with our children 5/4/20
How schools are gearing up for home-learning 20/3/20
Police are honoured at school awards 24/2/20

Parents warned of grooming risk to Jewish schoolchildren 7/10/19
Clean sweep for girls at national Hebrew spelling bee 1/7/19
Application for new Jewish secondary free school in London is turned down 14/5/19
LGBT content will be optional for primary schools, Education Secretary Damian Hinds makes clear 10/4/19
Herts school confirms increased intake for next academic year 9/4/19
Jewish schools 'must acknowledge same-sex relationships at some point in the curriculum' 3/4/19
JCoSS and Yavneh College looking for permanent expansion 4/3/19
Fresh challenge for Charedi schools as government confirms teaching about LGBT people will be compulsory 26/2/19
Ofsted’s new guidelines do not offer a way forward on its biggest conflict with Charedi schools 17/1/19

Government could relax private school inspection plans that have alarmed Charedi community 18/07/18
Spellbinding performances in Ivrit contest 12/07/18
Ofsted to meet Charedi leaders over strictly Orthodox schools failing inspections 04/07/18
Charedi groups step up action to counter threat to their schools22/06/18
Why new JFS head is happy to be back 07/06/18
Faith schools’ admissions cap to stay, Education Secretary Damian Hinds confirms 11/05/18
New course trains education leaders for the future 04/05/18
Good news on Jewish school places 23/04/18
Charedi schools seek legal advice amid fears over equality guidelines22/03/18
'Nerve-wracking' wait for secondary school places 19/03/18
Faith schools should teach about same-sex relationships, government says 15/03/18
When will we know about Jewish secondary school places? 01/03/18

Four Jewish schools ranked in Sunday Times top 100 league table 27/11/2017
Court equality ruling creates uncertainty
Court ruling over gender segregation throws question over Jewish schools 
Jewish schools win vital tax break 06/09/17
Debate continues over faith school entry limit
Hasmonean redevelopment plans rejected by Mayor of London 18/07/17
Hot on Hebrew spelling 15/07/17
Spelling bee creates a buzz around Hebrew 19/06/17
Jewish schools call in Duchess of Cambridge's charity to help with mental health issues 05/05/17
Demand for places in Jewish schools will grow 17/03/17
Mixed emotions for parents over school places 03/03/17
Schools fighting to resolve Ivrit teaching 'crisis' 16/02/17

Is end of 50 per cent cap a good idea? 15/09/16
Research projects large shortage of school places 07/07/16
Cost-saving scheme launches for school 30/06/16
Worries over rule to teach Christianity 02/06/16
Warning on school places squeeze 26/05/16
Will George Osborne's academy plans help or harm Jewish schools? 23/03/16
'Bulge' year at Yavneh 17/03/16
Yavneh College to create an extra 30 places September 2016 16/03/16
Parents urged to be patient on places 10/03/16
Teaching religious educators new tricks at GCSE conference 25/02/16
School admissions: your key questions answered 25/02/16
Tax threat to Jewish schools 14/01/16

Schools back Chief's plan to teach Islam 22/12/15
Jewish schools top the league tables 23/11/15
New network gathers the educational elite 21/10/15
Parents call for school admissions reform 21/05/15

The Jewish Telegraph

One in six Jewish families get school meals free 26/3/21

The Jewish Weekly


War in Ukraine talk addresses children's fears 17/3/22

PaJes running Free School Meals initiative 11/2/21


Israel70 exhibition launches in Israel in the presence of H.E. David Quarry, UK Ambassador to Israel 07/06/18

HMRC Gift Aid Resolution 07/09/17
Jewish students compete in first ever National Modern Hebrew Spelling Bee 13/07/17
Education leaders tackle shortage of Ivrit Teachers 08/03/17


Seeming Progress in U.K. Chinuch Crisis: Meeting to Be Held With Ofsted 05/07/18
Chareidi Community Shocked by Ofsted Inspection 21/03/18

Vital Tax Breaks for U.K. Jewish Schools 06/09/17

BBC1 Sunday Morning Live

Rabbi David Meyer discussing the 50 per cent cap on faith schools 18/09/16

The Times 

The place of religion in British public life 08/12/15

The Jewish Views

Jessica Boxer talking about secondary school admissions from 13:08 to 22:57 04/03/16
Rabbi Meyer talking about Jewish Schools and the Jewish School Awards 2016 from 36:50 21/01/16