Press Releases

4.03.20: PaJeS Annual Heads Conference
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

12.02.20: Jewish Schools Awards 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

9.12.19: Election briefing
A selection of key educational policies that could potentially impact faith schools Read more

28.11.19: Ofsted speaks to school governors
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

19.11.19: PaJeS Heads Residential 11/12 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

26.9.19: Community Wide Parents Awareness Evenings
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

11.9.19: Find a Jewish School Website
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

26.6.19: Primary Ivrit - Final National Modern Spelling Bee
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

11.6.19: Governor Workshop Evening
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

14.5.19 Rejection of New School Application
An application for a new Jewish Secondary school in Hertfordshire has not been approved by the Department of Education Read more

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

14.5.19: PaJeS comments on Ofsted outcomes, inspection framework and handbook documents 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