NAJOS coordinates and advises on expansion of Orthodox Jewish schools. We also coordinate the admissions procedures for Orthodox Jewish primary schools and nurseries primarily in NW London and in advising parents as to their legal rights.
We will soon be coordinating admissions for Kehillos in Manchester and Gateshead.
The following admissions timetable for 2018 has been confirmed:
Monday, 19th February / Tuesday 20th February
Schools post first round of offers OR Schools email first round of offers
Also, schools issue waiting/rejection lists as appropriate
Thursday 1st March
Parents must accept/reject first round offer
Monday 12th March / Tuesday 13th March
Schools post second round of offers OR Schools email second round of offers
Thursday 22nd March
Parents must accept/reject second round offer
Parents are requested to contact NAJOS at the earliest opportunity if they are concerned that their child is not going to gain a nursery place for September 2018.
This year we are joined by the following schools & their respective nurseries:
Beis Chinuch Girls Primary School; Beis Soroh Schneirer Primary School; Beis Yaakov Primary School; Beit Shvidler Primary School; Bnos Beis Yaakov Primary School; Gan Menachem; Hasmonean Primary School; Independent Jewish Day School; Menorah Foundation Primary School; Menorah Primary School; Noam Primary School; North West London Jewish Day School; Pardes House Primary School; Peninim Girls Primary School; Talmud Torah Tiferes Shlomo; Tashbar Boys Primary; Torah Temimah Primary School; Torah Vodaas Primary School; Lubavitch Kindergarten.
NAJOS discussed the following points at our 2017 admissions meeting :
- Lack of nursery staff qualified up to NVQ level 3 in child care. This is since the entry requirements for this level changed
- More mothers requesting “wrap around” nursery to provide child care for the whole working day
- Impact on nursery numbers since the change in regulations vis a vis flow from nursery to reception
- Appeals panel training
There was also a presentation given by Mrs Sandra Teacher who gave a very informative talk about procedures and regulations connected with an Ofsted visit to early years providers.