Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary committed to support for faith schools, Religious Education and teaching Hebrew in a meeting with the Board of Deputies today.
Lucy Powell MP, who is Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet in the role, met with three representatives from the Board of Deputies on Wednesday.
During the meeting issues such as Jewish faith schools, security, Hebrew language teaching and quality of Religious Education were discussed.
Sheila Gewolb said: “This was a welcome opportunity to discuss the Jewish community’s priorities with Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary”.
We found her engaged and sympathetic and look forward to a close working relationship with Lucy in her new role. We have invited her to visit a Jewish school and look forward to organising that in the near future”.