Press Releases

Wellbeing & Me Online Event - Social Media: The impact on the future of our children

PaJeS run a regular series of parenting events covering topical issues, but last night’s presentation had unprecedented viewing numbers with over 400 families online. Read more

PaJeS to become independent of the JLC

17 January 2022
JLC and its education division PaJeS (Partnerships for Jewish Schools) have today announced that PaJeS has become independent of the JLC.Read more

Nursery Admission Dates 2022-2023

17 January 2022
With a view to giving schools enough time to process their nursery applications, and to give families initial offers before Pesach, PaJeS has proposed the following admissions timetable for schools and nurseries. Read more

Thank a Teacher!

18 January 2021
We are all hugely aware of the challenges that school staff have faced over the past months.  They have coped with endless government U turns, unclear information, anxious colleagues and parents, all while trying to deliver the best possible educational provision for their pupils. Read more 

PaJeS Prizes from Hollywood

12 January 2021
Yavneh College completed their comprehensive overhaul of sixth-form Jewish Studies in September ensuring that the content and delivery is of the highest standard and fully engages the students.  Their sixth form students take part in a programme called Yahadut which offers them six tracks to choose from each term; Jewish History, Philosophy, Ethics, Israel, Beit Midrash learning and leadership Read more

Nursery Admission Dates 2021-2022

11 January 2021
With a view to giving schools enough time to process their nursery applications, and to give families initial offers before Pesach, PaJeS has proposed the following admissions timetable for schools and nurseries Read more

Unite with Light

16 December 2020
PaJeS, a division of the JLC, together with JLGB and UJIA held the first virtual ‘Unite with Light’ – an International Primary School Chanukah Lighting on 16th December from 1.50-2.40pm GMT Read more

PaJeS recognised for excellence at MET Commissioner's Awards

26 November 2020
The MET Excellence Awards hosted by LBC's Nick Ferrari, was held virtually on Monday, 23 November and recognised a range of dedicated police work across London in a host of categories Read more

Yom Achdut Roadshow: bringing the lessons of George Floyd to schools and getting some lessons back

21 July 2020
PaJeS, in conjunction with the Jewish Secondary Schools, have run a Yom Achdut Roadshow bringing the issue of black equality to schools and getting some powerful messages back Read more

PaJeS Annual Heads Conference

4th April 2020
On Tuesday 3rd March, PaJeS held its annual Headteachers conference and we were pleased to welcome 28 Heads from Jewish schools around the country for the day Read more

Jewish Schools Awards 2020

12th February 2020
On Tuesday 11th February, PaJeS, together with the Jewish News, celebrated five years of the Jewish Schools Awards where we once again recognised, outstanding and inspiring school staff in Jewish schools across the UK Read more

Election briefing

9th December 2019
A selection of key educational policies that could potentially impact faith schools Read more

Ofsted speaks to school governors

28th November 2019
PaJeS held its first event of the school year for governors at the end of last week and had a record turnout of 57 governors in attendance. The evening began with a talk from Chris Jones, Director of Corporate Strategy at Ofsted who spoke about Ofsted’s new framework Read more

PaJeS Heads Residential 11/12 November 2019 

19th November 2019
PaJeS annual conference for Headteachers considers the challenges facing schools and the importance of developing a clear strategy in order to ensure long term success Read more

Community Wide Parents Awareness Evenings

26th September 2019
PaJeS in conjunction with the Metropolitan Police are running a series of Parents Awareness Evenings over the next two months with the main focus being on Teen Safety. Our children can be vulnerable to exploitation and the presentations will include issues that are prominent due to the rising influence of social media platforms Read more

Find a Jewish School Website

11th September 2019
PaJeS is proud to announce the launch of our revamped Find a Jewish School website - First launched in 2010, Find a Jewish School is your one stop web page providing information to parents with everything they need to know about Jewish schools Read more

Primary Ivrit - Final National Modern Spelling Bee

26th September 2019
PaJeS was delighted to host the Final of the National Modern Hebrew Spelling Bee on Tuesday 25th June with a record 58 pupils from years 5 and 6 from nine Jewish primary schools from all over the country taking part. Students came from Liverpool and Manchester to take part in this prestigious competition hoping for the chance to be crowned a winner and champion Hebrew speller Read more

Governor Workshop Evening

11th June 2019
On 3 June, PaJeS in conjunction with JVN ran an evening for prospective new governors following requests from both Heads and Chairs of Governors who are looking for new interested people to join schools as governors Read more

Rejection of New School Application

14th May 2019
An application for a new Jewish Secondary school in Hertfordshire has not been approved by the Department of Education Read more

All Party Parliamentary Group Discussion on the Religion and Sex Education Legislation

14th May 2019
The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP as part of his work on the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Faith and Society arranged a roundtable discussion on Religion and Sex Education Legislation on Monday 13th May 2019. Attendees included groups from multiple faiths, Ofsted and DfE. Due to the recent guidance PaJeS issued for schools, we were also invited to contribute our thoughts Read more

PaJeS comments on Ofsted outcomes, inspection framework and handbook documents 2019

14th May 2019
We welcome the determination of Ofsted to look at the broader educational outcomes of our schools. This is particularly true given that the vast majority of Jewish schools look to deliver a curriculum which incorporates academic standards and values and morals in order to build a firm foundation for our children Read more