Pikuach inspectors are drawn from every section of the community, but all share one thing in common: they are leading experts in Jewish religious education. Working together with schools, they help them to achieve the highest possible standards in this area of education. View our inspectors.
Who we are
Part of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, Pikuach was established in 1996 to meet the government requirement that schools have their denominational religious education provision inspected under Section 48 of the UK Education Acts 1992, 1996.
How we work
The Jewish schools that use Pikuach’s inspection service are visited every few years by inspectors who understand and appreciate their specific ethos. They produce public reports on their findings and will advise schools on how to achieve the highest possible standards in Jewish religious education.
Pikuach plays a crucially important role in ensuring that we have the robust regulatory framework for Jewish education that our children deserve. Pikuach’s inspectors include some of our community’s most talented and experienced educationalists and we are truly blessed to have them.
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis - July 2015