MST in North West London began their new term by greeting a
further intake of students.
The College, now led by Mrs. Judith Nemeth, a well-known and
highly experienced educator, is particularly excited that a
growing number of mature members of the Community have chosen
MST as the institution where they will further their
Existing teachers who need additional professional
qualifications, and women whose own children are in school
and who now wish to (re) enter the teaching profession, have
all found a home at MST.
Teacher training forms the backbone of MST's courses, and the
modular coursework system has proved popular and well-suited
to the needs of women with families of their own.
MST's first "graduating class" with "Qualified Teacher
Status" will complete their studies after Pesach, and stand
ready to boost the supply of trained teachers within the
community, but Mrs. Nemeth feels that at present "we are
merely scratching the surface."
"Our schools are crying out for suitably qualified educators,
and we have to reach out to those women who could serve the
community as teachers," says Mrs. Nemeth.
"Rabbonim, from both North and North-West London, recognizing
the desperate need for schools to have qualified Orthodox
women teachers, have been keen to give MST College their
haskomos and wholehearted support," she explains.
MST has now begun their recruitment campaign for the
September 1999 academic year with the launch of an impressive
new brochure, which gives combat comprehensive details of the
teaching courses on offer. MST is the only Orthodox Jewish
college offering initial teacher training in the United
Kingdom teaching pedagogical skills coupled with the
The letters MST are transliterated from the Hebrew Mem,
Somech, Tof, an acronym for Mesorah Seyog LeTorah
- (Tradition is the fence around the Law.)
Tradition and Torah teachings together form the link between
the generations, but a link which each generation must forge
anew lest the chain be broken.
MST's aim to pass this Tradition can infuse all aspects of
chinuch of our children.