The Senior Leadership Team

Our staff are led by a team of committed and experienced professionals who work together to lead the strategic implementation of our school vision. We are proud that our SLT is made up of those who have long careers within JFS alongside those who have had experiences in other educational settings.

Mr Paul Ramsey

Joint Interim Headteacher


Paul joined JFS in September 2021 as Senior Deputy Headteacher.  He had previously specialised in boys education working at Watford Grammar School for Boys and then Verulam School, where he served for 21 years as Head of English, Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher.

Anna Joseph

Joint Interim Headteacher

Anna joined JFS in September 2017 and in 2018 became Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning.  Prior to this, she was the Professional Development Co-ordinator and KS5 Co-ordinator for English.  She has been also been employed as Director of Sixth form and Head of English across two schools.  She studied English and History at Lancaster University achieving a BA Honours degree.  She attained her PGCE at Leeds University.  In her new role, she will be responsible for the strategic leadership of Teaching and Learning throughout the School and ensuring the effective dissemination of good practice in order to support student progress.


Richard Boulton

Chief Operating Officer

Richard joined JFS as Chief Operating Officer in May 2021, from PA Consulting, where he was a senior member of the strategy consulting team.

Richard has held a number of senior operational posts in the past, including being the Global Operations Director at the Financial Times.

He has previously been a school governor and chair of the finance committee, and also the chair and trustee at a local Hertfordshire synagogue.

He is currently a board member at a multi academy schools trust in Hertfordshire.

Richard holds an engineering degree from St John’s College, Oxford University, and an MBA from London Business School.



Safeguarding Consultant

Cristalina recently joined JFS as our Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Oliver Walton

Assistant Headteacher – Sixth Form


Oliver Walton joined JFS in September 2018, after six years at Hasmonean High School. Oliver has a PhD in English literature and an MA in Modern Literatures in English (both from the University of London). His first degree, and still a passion, was in Ancient History and Classical Studies. For the last five years Oliver was Head of Year 10 and 11 at Hasmonean and is now Interim Join Principal – Head of Sixth Form at JFS.

Hinal Bhudia

Assistant Headteacher


Hinal is our Assistant Head for Teaching & Learning





Geoff Peddi

Assistant Head of Personal Development


Details to follow shortly





Simon Rinkoff

Acting Assistant Head of Jewish Life & Learning


Details to follow shortly





Raynn Bruce

Associate Headteacher


Raynn is our Associate Head for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.





Jenny Jebreel

Associate Headteacher


Jenny is the Associate Headteacher for Teaching & Learning.





Jonathan Wakelin

Associate Headteacher


Jonathan is our Associate Head for Data & Systems