T T T Y Y School


Name T T T Y Y School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 22 January 2019
Address 14 Heathland Road, London, N16 5NH
Phone Number 02088021348
Type Independent
Age Range 2-13
Religious Character None
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Hackney
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Talmud Torah Toldos Yakov Yosef (TTTYY) is an independent school for boys aged 2 to 13 with a strictly orthodox Jewish religious character. It has two premises about half a mile apart in Hackney, north east London. The school was previously inspected in November 2014, at which time it was judged to be inadequate. A standard inspection in June 2017 judged that the school did not meet all of The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. There are currently 164 pupils on roll, including 32 in the early years, all of whom attend full time. All pupils are members of the local strictly orthodox Jewish Charadi community and speak Yiddish as their first language. Pupils attend school six days a week. The majority of the school day is taken up with Jewish religious studies. Secular studies, which include English, mathematics and science in the afternoons, are taught in English. Some pupils receive support for reading English in the mornings. The school does not use any alternative provision for pupils of secondary school age. The school does not have a website, but hard copies of policies and other documents, such as inspection reports, are made available to parents and carers on request.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Pupils’ progress in English, mathematics and science is inadequate. Their achievements are poor. The school’s secular curriculum is too narrow. Not enough time is spent teaching pupils about English, mathematics, science and geography. Teaching is weak. Teachers lack the expertise to teach the secular subjects effectively. Assessment is limited. Teachers do not have enough information about pupils’ progress to plan lessons effectively. Leaders do not monitor the quality of teaching in enough detail. Arrangements to tackle weak teaching are ineffective. Despite improvements, leaders have not ensured that all the independent school standards are met. There is no written programme for careers education in key stage 3. Newly introduced policies are not being implemented effectively. The quality of education for children in the early years is poor. Low-level activities and teachers’ lack of professional expertise mean that children make too little progress. The school has the following strengths New policies, including those for the curriculum and safeguarding, meet requirements. Pupils achieve well in their Jewish studies. This is because teachers are experts in this aspect of the school’s curriculum. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils’ attitudes to school are strong. They have good social skills and a firm understanding of right and wrong. Pupils are well behaved and polite. Arrangements to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are strong. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.