These league tables show the performance of 11-year-olds at London state primary schools who took National Curriculum tests this year. They give the results of the reading, writing and maths assessments. The first column shows the percentage of children at each school who reached the Government’s expected standard in reading. The second column gives results in writing, while the third relates to maths results. The fourth column shows the percentage of pupils who reached the expected standard in every one of the three tests. Schools are ranked in order of this figure within their local authority. Where more than one has the same result, they are listed in alphabetical order. Pupils take their SATs in year six, at the end of key stage two, when they are generally 11-years-old. Across England, 64 per cent of pupils reached the expected standard in all of reading, writing and maths. In London the figure was 70 per cent. The full data show that the number of schools considered to be … [Read more...] about Primary school league tables 2018: Find out how your state school compares to the others in London
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The Jewish Journal has published an article headlined 'Celebrating the Jewish New Year in the majority-Muslim Azerbaijan' by Milikh Yevdayev. The Jewish Journal has published an article headlined 'Celebrating the Jewish New Year in the majority-Muslim Azerbaijan' by Milikh Yevdayev. Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year – begins in two days, this Sunday evening. For us, the Jews in Azerbaijan, like for other Jews around the world, this holiday embodies benevolence, honesty, fresh start and unity. We ask and answer for what we have done and what we could do better. We take this time to face our prayers with an open and good heart, and to make a fresh start together. Each year during the holiday we, the Mountain Jews living in Azerbaijan, attend services at our synagogues, sound the shofar and recite special liturgy, take care of those in need, gather around the table, eat honey-dipped Challah and apples, and pray for forgiveness. What is unique about Rosh Hashanah and other … [Read more...] about News.Az — Your Window to the RegionCelebrating the Jewish New Year in the majority-Muslim Azerbaijan
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY LLOYDS BANKING GROUP Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Tuesday morning. The sun is shining, parliament is back, both Westminster’s main parties are in chaos and Playbook is celebrating its first birthday. Does life get any better than this? A YEAR AGO TODAY: It’s amazing how time flies when you don’t sleep. A year ago today the very first London Playbook email was being dispatched by its bleary-eyed, caffeine-dosed author. In 12 months of Playbook we’ve seen seven Cabinet ministers resign and watched unfolding scandals from sexual harassment to anti-Semitism, all as Britain inches toward the EU exit door. Playbook brought you Westminster’s Christmas drinks choices and its summer reading lists; sent you missives from Europe, the Middle East, New York City and beyond. There were live interviews with Cabinet ministers and foreign leaders; … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Lloyds Banking Group: Happy birthday Playbook — First day of term — Labour NEC showdown
ASHURA is a festival of remembrance in Islam - but Sunni and Shi'a Muslims celebrate for different reasons. Here's when the festival is this year... When is Ashura 2018? Ashura falls on the tenth day of Muharram (the first month of the Islamic year) in the Islamic calendar. This year's celebrations begin on the evening of Thursday, September 20 and end on the evening of Friday, September 21. Islamic religious dates are tabular: They begin at sunset on the first evening and ends at sunset the second evening. What does the Ashura festival day commemorate? In Sunni Islam, Ashura follows the traditions of Judaism as Jewish people followed a day of fasting around this time of year (commemorating the parting of the Red Sea for Moses and his followers to escape the Pharaoh.) The Prophet Muhammad thought that this tradition was worth following so he fasted and encouraged his followers to do the same. On this day, Sunni Muslims fast and celebrate by reflecting, showing respect and thanks. For … [Read more...] about When is Ashura 2018, what does the festival day commemorate and what is the Ziyarat Ashura prayer?
DAVID Baddiel is best known for his work on with Frank Skinner on Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned and with Rob Newman on The Mary Whitehouse Experience. Last year, Baddiel's poignant documentary about his father’s dementia, The Trouble with Dad, was screened on Channel 4. He's also written numerous books - and topped the music charts, twice. Who is David Baddiel? David Baddiel is a 54-year-old British comedian, author and television presenter. He was born in Troy, New York, but moved to England with his parents when he was just four months old. Baddiel grew up in Dollis Hill in north London and attended primary school at the North West London Jewish Day School in Brent. He later went on to attend an independent school in Hertfordshire, The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School. He studied English at King's College, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Cambridge Footlights, and graduated with a double first. Baddiel became a professional stand-up comedian as soon as he … [Read more...] about How old is David Baddiel, when did he meet Frank Skinner, who’s his partner Morwenna Banks and what books has he published?