Yesodey Hatorah Jewish Secondary School for Girls

Yesodey Hatorah Jewish Secondary School for Girls

The Learning Trust

London Borough of Hackney



1. The name of the school is Yesodey Hatorah JewishSecondary School for Girls.

2. The school is a voluntary aided school.

3. The name of the governing body is "The governing body of Yesodey Hatorah Jewish Secondary School for Girls”.

4. The governing body shall consist of:

a. 1 parent governor;

b. 1 LEA governor;

c. 3 staff governors including the head teacher;

d. 7foundation governors, of whom 3 shall, at the time of their appointment, be eligible for election or appointment as parent governors.

e. 0 sponsor governors and 0 foundation governors to preserve the foundation majority.

5. Total number of governors is 12.

6. The sponsor[s] entitled to nominate person[s] for appointment as sponsor governors: None

7. Foundation governors will be appointed by Yesodey Hatorah Trust, providing that a minimum of 3 foundation governors are eligible to be parent governors at the time of their appointment:

8. The school has a trust known as:Yesodey Hatorah Trust.

9. Yesodey Hatorah Jewish Secondary School for Girlsexists to meet the educational, religious and cultural needs of Charedi Jewish families in Stamford Hill.

The school seeks to provide its pupils with an excellent education, both Jewish and secular, which is firmly rooted in Torah values and observance and which places the three ‘pillars of Judaism’ – Torah, Prayer and Acts of Loving Kindness - at the centre of its daily life. It prides itself on reflecting and promoting in every way the culture and ethos of the Charedi Jewish community it serves; parents and students alike are expected to comply fully with the dress code and stringent moral ethics as dictated by the school's governing Rabbinical authority, the Union of the Orthodox Hebrew Congregations. A commitment by pupils to a total lack of access to television, internet and other undesirable media influences enables the school to provide girls with a sheltered Charedi environment which is hermetically insulated from those external influences that are considered incompatible with Charedi Jewish values.

Keeping a constant focus on excellence and opportunity, the school aims to promote positive attitudes to learning through setting high expectations of its pupils, and encouraging each one to reach her full potential. Parents also play an important role in supporting achievement and ensuring that their daughters always give of their best.

10. The term of office of all governors is fouryears.

11. This instrument of government comes into effect on 18 November 2005.

12. This instrument was made by order of The Learning Trust, on behalf of London Borough of Hackney Local Education Authority on 15 November 2005.

13. A copy of the instrument must be supplied to every member of the governor body, to the head teacher (if not a governor) and to the trustees of Yesodey Hatorah Trust.

Alan WoodDated:

Chief Executive of The Learning Trust

Under authority delegated by the Board of The Learning Trust.