What they say

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)


Pikuach does an exceptional job of inspecting the religious education services at our schools. The painstaking reports they compile have been praised by the government as well as Ofsted. Pikuach inspectors ensure that the bar for the teaching of religious education in Jewish schools is set high and that schools offer the best possible standards to their pupils.

(Jonathan Arkush, President of the Board of Deputies  – July 2015)


With more Jewish schools being founded than ever before, Pikuach’s work is set to be increasingly vital. That way the community can ensure that when an inspector calls, he or she will be ready for the task at hand.

(Jewish Chronicle – July 2015)


May we take the opportunity to thank the Inspection team who were very impressive.

(Joshua Rowe – Chair of Governors, King David High School Manchester )


Thank you for sending us two excellent inspectors. It was actually a pleasure having them in school

(Rabbi Benjamin Rickman – Head of Jewish Studies, King David High School Manchester)


I want to assure you all that I was exceedingly happy and grateful with the process and the outcome of the inspection! I felt personally reassured and uplifted by the feedback received both during and after the process.

(Justin Kett – Head of Jewish Studies, Sacks Morasha Primary School )


Please convey my thanks to the Inspection Team for their courteous manner – I know it is not an easy job.

(Alan Shaw – Headteacher Hasmonean Primary School)


The opportunity to work with Sikh colleagues in discussion and especially to observe lessons jointly with Sikh colleagues was a really amazing opportunity. It also helped me to gain an insight into how anyone not of the faith sees a Jewish setting in general not just with regard to Jewish Studies.

(Anthony Wolfson – Headteacher – Tashbar Primary School)


Thank you so much for your hospitality and genuine interest shown to me and all the Sikh candidates. We have all felt very welcome and well respected by everyone in the Pikuach programme since Day 1 and throughout. We hope to work alongside you again in the future.

(Mandeep Singh)


I wanted to thank you for this great opportunity –  I have found the training over the past few months extremely interesting and I have gained so much insight into the inspection process.

(Mandy Burkman- Senior Teacher at the Independent Jewish Day School)


It is a privilege to pay tribute to the fine work of Pikuach and its inspectors. There is no doubt that our children are better educated Jewishly now than in the past. Pikuach bears witness to this, and has surely itself been one of the contributory factors.

(Lord Sacks – Pikuach Review 2011)


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