Talmud Torah Yetev Lev

Name Talmud Torah Yetev Lev
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 09 May 2017
Address 393-395 Bury New Road, Salford, Lancashire, M7 2BT
Phone Number 01617929922
Type Independent
Age Range 3-12
Religious Character None
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Salford
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Talmud Torah Yetev Lev is a school for orthodox Jewish Chassidic boys, aged from three to 13 years, in the Broughton Park area of Salford, Manchester. The school was formed in 1997 and is owned and maintained by Satmar Chassidic community. The aim of the school is ‘to provide a sound Jewish education that reflects the Satmar traditions and moral values’. The school is registered for up to 301 pupils. Currently, there are 382 pupils on roll. Eighty-five of these children attend the school’s early years provision. There are a small number of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The school does not receive additional government funding to support disadvantaged children. The school does not have a website; however, it meets requirements on the publication of specified information by making documentation readily available to parents upon request.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Leaders have not had high enough expectations of the chol curriculum (secular studies), particularly in reading, writing and mathematics. As a result, pupils do not make as much progress as they could. Teachers do not offer pupils sufficient chances to write for different purposes and at length, nor do they build pupils’ reading capability quickly enough. At times, pupils are not extended to think more deeply about their learning, learn from their mistakes and, in mathematics, solve challenging problems. There are insufficient resources to promote reading in English. Books are not always appropriate. Children in early years do not hear and learn spoken English regularly. They have limited opportunities to obtain phonics knowledge. Early years assessments are not always rigorously recorded. There are insufficient indoor resources to encourage children to practise what they have learned, on their own or with their peers. The school has the following strengths The inspiring headteacher has the respect and admiration of the whole school community. Leaders and governors responded quickly to the need to improve the chol curriculum and have already paved the way for its implementation. Pupils feel safe and are extremely proud of their school. Mutual respect is strong. Pupils say their teachers ‘speak from the heart’. The teaching of the kodesh curriculum (religious studies) is of a high standard. In early years, the new outdoor provision provides children with good opportunities to learn and practise their skills. Leaders have ensured that the school meets the independent school standards. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the associated requirements.