Ethos and Values
Our school was founded on four pillars, values which continue to guide our work.
Our approach to learning develops creativity by stimulating children’s knowledge, imagination, enthusiasm and skills, offering inspiring and exciting opportunities to broaden children’s learning. Featuring the highest quality Jewish education, combined with a thematic approach to general subjects, our curriculum will stretch every child. Barnet is one of the best performing boroughs for educational achievement, and as a school we will be amongst the highest performing primary schools in the borough.
We welcome families from across the Jewish community, as well as families who are of other faiths and none. There are many different ways of being Jewish and we ensure that the learning opportunities reflect the mix of children in the school. We value the contribution that all our families make to our school community, enabling children to learn both from each other and about the beliefs and practices of others.
The school creates a caring, inter-generational community of children, parents and teachers. Through positive and inspiring Jewish experiences including daily prayer, we facilitate moral and spiritual development. Our children are imbued with the ethical and moral values of Jewish tradition, including good citizenship, volunteerism, mutual responsibility, care for the natural world and positive relationships with other faiths and the wider community. We foster a love of Judaism, pride in Jewish identity and a commitment to the Jewish people and Israel.
As a close-knit community we ensure that each child gets both the challenge and the support that they need in order to make the most of their learning opportunities. From the start, teachers work with all school staff to ensure learning is targeted so that all children are stretched appropriately to achieve their potential. By using our small size to our advantage, we can work with parents to address concerns, whether emotional or academic, before they become problems, working together to find solutions.