MJPS is a cross community, mixed school with 50% of our children coming from across the Jewish community and 50% local children of all faiths, beliefs and none. We were delighted that Ofsted (2015) judged MJPS to be Outstanding in all areas and recognised that we have been successful in establishing a school community in which pupils of a wide range of faiths and cultures embrace and celebrate their diversity. A Jewish school for all!
As headteacher I am dedicated to creating an environment in which our children can grow to their fullest potential as responsible members of the community and of British society. Our ethos is summed up in the ancient Jewish hope:
“May our children be our builders.”
This is based on the following three aspirations which all the staff address every day at MJPS:
We inspire children to create their best possible journeys in life, with confidence in their own cultures, heritage and beliefs.
We develop self-respect and expand an understanding of respect within and across the Jewish and local communities, British society and the wider world.
We enable children to reach their full potential, emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually.
We aim for our pupils to become lifelong learners inspired by a love of “learning for the sake of learning” through a rigorous comprehensive academic programme of general and Jewish learning which places a priority on critical, independent and creative thought and expression. It is important for our children to know that they can make a difference in this world, by taking inspiration from the book of Esther “If not me, then who?”
We aspire to create a strong sense of community in school and to pursue excellence in delivering our integrated Jewish curriculum and the full National Curriculum. By inspiring and stimulating children’s interests the, MJPS team motivate children to engage enthusiastically in their learning.
I take enormous pride in what we have achieved so far, and I look forward to welcoming you and your families to our remarkable school.