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Pikuach director announces intention to stand down

Jeffrey Leader said that after seven years at the helm of Pikuach it was time for a "fresh pair of hands."

Pikuach director Jeffrey Leader
Pikuach director Jeffrey Leader

The director of Pikuach, the Jewish equivalent to Ofsted, has announced he will stand down at the end of the year.

Jeffrey Leader said after seven years in the top role at the organisation he felt it was time for a “fresh pair of hands” at the helm.

“It is an exciting time for Jewish education, and I am confident that the work Pikuach has done on Jewish Spiritual Development will see more enlightened teachers providing more meaningful Jewish teaching and learning to the forthcoming generations,” he said.

Leader was recognised last year for his work in Jewish education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, where he was given an MBE.

The organisation, which is the only Jewish inspection service accredited by the Department for Education, is now recruiting a new executive director.

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