Faith Schools Minister Baroness Barran tours Jewish schools

New Faith Schools Minister Baroness Barran met students, staff, and Governors at two Jewish schools last week, while also getting a flavour of their Chanukah celebrations.

At a visit organised by the Board of Deputies of British Jews ​in partnership with the United Synagogue, Baroness Barran and her team visited Rimon Jewish Primary School in Golders Green. ​Led by Rabbi Harvey Belowski, Headteacher Sarah Simmons and Chair of the United Synagogue Michael Goldstein, the Minister toured the school and synagogue.

She then went to the Kisharon Noé School in Hendon which caters for students with special educational needs. ​Headteacher Dr Emily Haddock and Chief Executive Richard Franklin toured the Minister and her team around this exceptional educational facility. The visit finished with a Chanukah themed musical performance from students.

Board of Deputies Senior Vice President Gary Mond said: It was a great pleasure to take the Minister to two important schools within the Jewish community and to see the fantastic work they do. At, Kisharon, the Minister certainly witnessed how important it is to do our very best for the disabled and disadvantaged children in our community. It was great for her to speak at length with children at Rimon who told her what they were doing in their secular and kodesh classes.

In a tweet, Baroness Barran expressed her thanks to everyone she met and spoke of how impressed she was with the work being done at both schools.

Among those joining the visit to Rimon were United Synaogogue President Michael Goldstein and Golders Green United Synagogue’s Rabbi Dr Harvey Belovksi.


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