School Direct Jewish Studies

TRAINING OF JEWISH STUDIES SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Why train with us?

The Jewish Secondary Schools Consortium is a partnership of leading orthodox secondary schools, consisting of Hasmonean High School for Boys, Hasmonean High School for Girls, Immanuel College, JFS School, The King David School High School (Manchester), King Solomon High School and Yavneh College.  Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership.  Our aim is to increase the number of high quality Jewish Studies/Limmudei Kodesh (RE) teachers. 

Entry requirements

Minimum degree required:  Not specified.

- Degree awarded by a UK Higher Education Institution (or recognised equivalent qualification).
- At least a C grade in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent.
- Candidates must have a strong subject knowledge of Jewish Studies.
- Candidates will be required to pass the core subject skills tests before you can take up your place.

What we are looking for

- Passion about Jewish education with the potential to be an outstanding classroom teacher.
- Desire to work within the Jewish secondary school sector.
- Ability to work hard as part of a team and to inspire young people.

How we select our trainees

- A track record of prior work with children, evidenced by at least two references.
- Work experience demonstrating an ability to have an impact on children.
- An ability to organise and manage yourself personally and professionally.
- Commitment to working in a collegiate community.
- An understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding expectations.
- Strong communication skills, both written and spoken.
- Commitment to orthodox Jewish education.

Shortlisting against entry requirements will be completed before candidates are invited to deliver a short, observed session in a cluster school, followed by an interview.

Any offer of a place on our programme will be conditional upon:
- two satisfactory references;
- original qualification documents, including your degree certificate and higher and/or further education certificates;
- a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

About this training programme

Successful candidates in the programme will be based in the host school as a Jewish Studies teacher.  On the application form, applicants should indicate, in their personal statement, any preferences for particular host schools, giving their reasons.  Time will be given for the training programme (probably Wednesdays) and in-school mentoring support.  Throughout the year, candidates will be provided with training and support from both their school and external tutors.  Some training will be outside school term times.

Candidates will be employed by the school for the duration of the programme (September 2016 – August 2017) on the Unqualified Teachers’ pay scale.  Successful completion will lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).  If a suitable vacancy became available, you would be eligible to apply for permanent employment at your host school.  However, it cannot be guaranteed that such a vacancy will arise.

For more details, please contact Mrs Gill Harvey (recruitment@jfs.brent.sch.uk).

NB:  All applications for 2016/17 should be made via the UCAS website.  Please click here.

Disability Access

If you have a disability and require any special arrangements to assist you during the selection process, please let us know and we will make every effort to provide assistance.