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.

Anna Joseph

Interim Joint Principal

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.

Oliver Walton

Interim Joint Principal


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.

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.

Samantha Chapman

Senior Deputy Headteacher


Samantha has recently joined JFS as our Senior Deputy Headteacher.


More details to follow shortly.


Simon Appleman

Deputy Headteacher

Simon joined JFS in 2002 as Head of Music and has since served as Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Acting Headteacher before reverting to Deputy Headteacher (School Improvement) with the arrival of Rachel Fink.  Simon completed his NPQH in January 2018 in addition to a BA (Hons) in Music (UEA) and an MA in Music Education (IoE).  Mr Appleman is responsible for oversight of KS4, line management of English and strategic aspects of School Improvement.

Hinal Bhudia

Assistant Headteacher



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Simon Rinkoff

Acting Head of Jewish Life & Learning



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Raynn Bruce

Assistant Headteacher

Raynn was appointed Assistant Headteacher in 2018 with oversight for Pastoral and Wellbeing within the school. He is responsible for all aspects of Behaviour and works closely with the Headteacher on Wellbeing. With a BSc and an HDE from the University of Cape Town, Raynn joined JFS after a career as a professional rugby player.

Dharmesh Chauhan

Assistant Headteacher

Dharmesh has been at JFS since September 2016. He has a Degree in mathematics from the University of Manchester and completed his teacher training at Kings’ College London. He is passionate about learning and improving outcomes for our students. He has close to 20 years’ experience of working in education and has taught in a variety of schools in London and as far as China and Mexico as a subject leader and as part of senior leadership teams. At JFS he has a wide range of leadership responsibilities with a focus on data and assessment.

Jason Bookatz

Associate Senior Leader: Behaviour & Wellbeing

Sharron Krieger

Associate Senior Leader: British Values & Outreach

James Lake

Associate Senior Leader: Professional Coordinating Mentor

Jenny Jebreel

Associate Senior Leader: Teaching & Learning