High ranked school chooses new head

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS - BY JC RE­PORTER

A TOP per­form­ing Jewish pri­mary school has ap­pointed a new head.

Chaya Posen will, in Jan­uary, leave her cur­rent post as deputy head of the To­rah Temimah School in Dol­lis Hill to join Noam Pri­mary in Wem­b­ley, which has topped SAT league ta­bles and has been named among the cap­i­tal’s best 100 schools.

Mrs Posen, 37, holds a diploma in psy­chol­ogy and has been a bor­ough­wide school mod­er­a­tor for Bar­net Coun­cil.

Founded by par­ents in 2000 in re­sponse to a short­age of school places, Noam is based in Wem­b­ley United Syn­a­gogue’s build­ing.

Ne­go­ti­a­tions with Bar­net Coun­cil are con­tin­u­ing over its bid to en­ter the state sec­tor.

“I fully sup­port the am­bi­tions of Noam in ap­ply­ing for state aid and wel­come this chal­lenge,” she said. “I also subscribe to the value of main­tain­ing a high stan­dard in To­rah and sec­u­lar ed­u­ca­tion. The two can and must work in per­fect har­mony.”

Gover­nors’ chair Shel­ley Ke­laty said Mrs Posen had been a unan­i­mous choice to suc­ceed Sarah Simmonds, who is re­tir­ing af­ter guid­ing Noam to “out­stand­ing heights”.

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