What happened this month?
During the past month a lot of things have happened. We’re definitely not sitting around waiting for approval, we’re preparing ourselves for approval.
Our fundraising team has been working hard to raise awareness of our need for funds. We’ve also been meeting other schools to learn from their successes
We recently met with The King David School in Birmingham. It is particularly interesting with its 25%Jewish pupils. It has outstanding standards in the secular curriculum and has a vibrant ethos which integrates Jewish values. There is a positive atmosphere of co-operation and harmony, all set in the context of a multi-cultural city primary school.
Soon after we visited Calderwood Lodge – the only Jewish School in Scotland. The head teacher in Glasgow talked with enthusiasm about her approach to ensuring all children were included in festival celebrations in a way that was appropriate for them. This school has a mixture of Jewish, Muslim and Christian children as well as those with other beliefs.