Author Archives: JTA Chair

Notice of AGM 30 June 2013 Please RSVP

Dear Jewish Teacher,

A letter went out today to all those members who we have postal addresses for. It included this flyer and notice of our upcoming AGM. Recently moved? In a new post? Please help us keep in contact! Please update the work or contact address we have for you please do so here As you know, the JTA aims to represents all Jewish teachers and educators, wherever and whatever you teach.

Come to our AGM to hear about the work we’ve been doing:

  • with teaching unions
  • with other faith organisations
  • and help us decide our policy for the coming year.

Sunday 30 June, 2013 from 1-3pm in Finchley (RSVP for exact address)

RSVP by clicking
For more information please email Flora on

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Many thanks, Flora

Flora Richards, Outgoing JTA Chair

How PaJeS can help YOU find a job!

Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS) is new services organisation for Jewish schools across the UK. As well as offering curriculum advice, investing in teacher training, and looking at broader strategic issues, we are keen to connect Jewish teachers with Jewish schools so they can see for themselves what it might be like to work in these high achieving, yet warm and caring environments.  Continue reading

JTA at NUT Annual Conference Request & Opportunity

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Dear Jewish Teacher,

I hope you’re enjoying your half term break!

As you know, JTA has been working hard to build the profile of Jewish teachers within the teaching unions, particularly NUT.  This work has been reported in theJC  and the JPost. Samidha Garg, from the Education and Equalities Department has written to Jewish teachers to say that she supports and encourages the work we are doing which you can read here. Continue reading

Dyspraxia: A Professional, Academic and Parent’s Perspective by Amanda Kirby

I have three hats: a parent, working in a School of Education and I am a doctor.
I entered the field of education and in particular special needs, coming from a background in medicine as a GP, as my second child was diagnosed with Dyspraxia (DCD) at 3 years of age and needed to find out more about the condition and how best to support him.

16 years ago I set up The Dyscovery Centre to provide guidance and research and understand more about this condition as well as other specific learning difficulties and gradually this developed into a research and clinical centre, which is now part of the University of Wales, Newport.
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