Download your school newsletter for November 2020, The KD Chronicles. Come and read 'Lou's View', exclusives in education from Hannah Joels, read what being a teacher is like from Mrs.Dansey, challenge yourself to complete Mr.Vincent's Maths Teaser and see the student image gallery of 'Lockdown Version 1.0'.
If you would like to join the team please contact the editor, Maayan Werner.
We're sure you've seen the building work on the 'top pitch' area of the school campus. The old house is coming down and new foundations being laid. So, here's a sneak peak of the new Yavneh Girls Building that will hopefully be in place for 2021-22. We'll post more photos as the building work progresses.
The YYHS Open Evening has been delayed [at the request of parents] due to isolation of Year 6 Boys at BJPS and we will try to rearrange another evening in early November 2020.
For further information please contact the main office.
Have you see the KDHS [main school] Open Day film? Check it out here.
We are delighted to confirm that the Y6 Entrance Exam date has been confirmed: Monday 11th January 2021. The Assessment Examination does not affect admission to the school. It is used primarily to assess the suitability of applicants to the various classes and streams within the School.
Past paper assessment and examination support can be found here.
Please also see the video presentation from the 'virtual open evening'. If you have any further questions or queries, please call the main school office 0161-740-7248 and/or use this online form.
Virtual and F2F presentations
Monday 19th October – a ‘virtual’ tour and presentation about the life of the school will be available on the school website
Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd October – F2F meetings for parents & pupils who want it. Due to COVID restrictions, the F2F sessions will be held in the Main School Hall [to ensure adequate social distancing] and have to be pre-booked via the school office on 0161 740 7248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A remote Zoom session will be offered to parents who want it.
YAVNEH YESHIVA HIGH SCHOOL
Wednesday 21st October @ 19:00
The YYHS Open Evening has been delayed [at the request of parents] due to isolation of Year 6 Boys at BJPS and we will try to rearrange another evening in early November.
Wednesday 21st October @ 20:00
F2F meeting in the Main School Library [to ensure adequate social distancing]
Anyone attending F2F meetings must wear a mask.
Download your school newsletter, KD Chronicles. Come and meet the new Y13 leadership team, read reactions to 'Learning with Masks' and more.
If you would like to join the team please contact the editor, Maayan Werner.
Your child’s timetable is now available to view on Edulink [Year 7 children will also have already received a printed copy].
As you know, we have asked that, contrary to normal guidelines, any pupils who feel even slightly unwell [cough, cold etc] do not to come into to school. We have also reminded parents that any pupils who have returned from countries where the UK government has imposed quarantine regulations, must remain at home for the duration of the quarantine period.
As we mentioned in our various communications, 85 classrooms have been equipped with cameras and microphones so that, pupils who are unable to come into school because they are unwell or isolating, will be able to follow lessons from home. Lessons will be delivered as per the school timetable [they will not be recorded for ‘later’ viewing]
If your child is not coming into school, please notify the school office [via email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org ] as soon as possible – ideally the evening before but latest by 08:30 on the morning. The office will notify class teachers who will then activate the Webcam system in the classroom so that pupils can follow their lessons in ‘real time’ as per their timetable.
We have attached a guide on how to access Teams / on-line lessons for your information*
* Year 7 pupils will be given their school email address / password on Tuesday. Should your child be unable to come to school on Tuesday, please contact Harvey Marks email@example.com and he will be able to give you login details remotely.
RE: Back to school
We hope you are having an enjoyable break.
The government has mandated that everyone has to go back to school but has assigned the responsibility for health & safety to us. Government is keen to get everyone back to school and is therefore downplaying the risks involved [which may explain why they advise against masks at school]. I would have preferred them to be more candid and say that re-opening of schools inevitably carries a risk [children can be carriers] but that not opening them carries an even greater risk to children’s education and to the economy as a whole. That is why we have had to work hard on measures to mitigate the risk.
Please find attached a ‘summary’ of the things the school is doing in preparation for its re-opening. Needless to say, everything will be kept under constant review and if we find that the virus abates or that testing programmes become available [for schools] or that a vaccine is found, then of course we will adapt accordingly.
We are looking forward to having everyone back at school.
Stay safe and stay well.
The KING DAVID HIGH SCHOOL
Yavneh Yeshiva High School
Please see our provisional plan of action for reopening school in September. We are calling it ‘provisional’ because there could be changes in the government’s guidelines.
As you are aware, government guidance [and our ideal] is for all children to return to school in September and to operate as normally as possible. However, pupil and staff safety is the school’s responsibility and if the school feels that the risk is too great [eg, if there is a spike in COVID cases in the area], we will reduce class sizes and operate a ‘rota’ system, with some pupils attending at school and some following lessons remotely from home. As you will see from the plan, the school has equipped classrooms with webcams and microphones so that, should a rota system be necessary, live lessons will be transmitted as they take place.
I hope you all have an enjoyable summer break.
Stay safe and stay well.
Please find attached the Headteacher's Report for the Summer Term 2020.
Holiday homework is on the website: www.kdhs.org.uk/pupils
Wishing you all a safe, healthy and restful summer break
What began as a Jewish knowledge competition for secondary schools has led to the creation of a new online course covering Jewish practice, values, history and Israel.
Beat the Clock is the brainchild of Rabbi Jonny, a senior Jewish studies teacher at the King David High School in Manchester.
Congratulations Rabbi Goodman.
Read more on the Jewish Chronicle website.
Please use this link to read the Head Teacher's report up to Spring 2020.
An amazing Careers Evening for students and parents to chat one-to-one with a variety of professionals, about career ambitions, gain an understanding of what different jobs entail and the skills needed to be successful in today’s world of work. Professionals came from Media, Police, Army, Management Accountancy, Finance, Social Work, Journalism, Engineering, Graphic Design, Optics, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Universities, Actuarial Services, and many more......
Many thanks to the Careers team, Mrs.Mulgrew and Mrs.Burton, for all the hard work and preparation for this key event for Years 10 to 13.
Whilst life carries on as normal and the chances of Coronavirus affecting us are minimal, we would like to bring to your attention the government’s guidance on the simple precautions we can take to minimise the risk of this virus spreading.
This is a useful precaution to take against all viruses but especially against the Coronavirus because it tends to live on hard surfaces for much longer than most viruses and this is one of the reasons it spreads so easily and so quickly. Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
(ii) That pupils avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
(iii) That pupils avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell
If you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please call NHS 111. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment
Further information is available on the Public Health England Blog and the NHS UK website.
With all the precautions government, schools, parents and pupils are taking, we hope we will not be affected by this [or any] virus.
Best wishes – Joshua Rowe
Over the years, Safer Internet Day (SID) has become a landmark event in the online safety calendar. Starting as an initiative of the EU SafeBorders project in 2004 and taken up by the Insafe network as one of its earliest actions in 2005, Safer Internet Day has grown beyond its traditional geographic zone and is now celebrated in approximately 160 countries worldwide.
From cyberbullying to social networking, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns.
Please see the work of Y7, 8 and 9 below.
Year 7 Gallery
Year 8 Gallery
Year 9 Gallery
Yavneh Boys and parents enjoyed a Super Sunday of tephilliah, breakfast and learning with Rabbi Zilberman, Rav Mizrachi in Manchester.
OFSTED - COURT ORDER
We are pleased to report the following Court Order relating to the recent Ofsted report and the legal proceedings which followed:
· The inspection report published on 18 June 2019 and Ofsted’s covering letter of 5 June 2019 be quashed;
· The “inadequate” rating be quashed and the previous “outstanding” rating be reinstated until a further re-inspection is carried out; and
· Ofsted is to pay the School’s reasonable costs incurred in relation to the claim
So pleased for our outstanding pupils and outstanding teachers.
Joshua Rowe, Chair of Governors.
Sivan Rahav Meir, famous in Israel as a journalist and prime time television news reporter, came to KDHS to talk about her life in the media, journalism and television. She spoke about her wishes for Jewish youth and the future.
Monday 1st July 2019 Shalva and Yehudit Hadari took part in a debating competition at Huddersfield Grammar School.
They won their group of 4 and then narrowly lost the final to Hedmonwick Grammar School, placing 2nd out of 8 teams overall. Yehudit also won the prize for best speaker in the competition.
51 enthusiastic Year 5 pupils from KD Primary came along to an interactive Maths Problem Solving session in the High School.
Many thanks to Mrs.Gruber and Mrs.Howarth (Primary) and to Mrs.Goldberg, Mrs.Spindler and Mr.Vincent (High School) for organising a rewarding joint session.
News and information from the KDHS Campus