Jewish Schools Direct Primary Consortium
Primary (2BD4)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Jewish Teacher Training Partnership
Financial support

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

Why train with us?

The Jewish Primary Schools Consortium is a new partnership including over 20 North London schools representing the spectrum of Judaism. Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership. Within the consortium like schools will operate in clusters.

Our mission is to increase the number of teachers delivering high quality primary education in the Jewish sector. We offer a unique opportunity for specialist teachers of Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh and general primary practitioners to develop their teaching, personal and professional conduct within our schools.

Through our programme candidates will experience training and placements in schools of similar ethos where possible. Candidates will have an opportunity to align their placements with their own ethos.

About this training programme

A broad based programme offering training in a variety of active methods to meet the core teacher standards. We offer a specialist Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh track.

Candidates in the programme will be based in a class setting at the home school and expected to lead a class. Time will be given for the training programme and in school mentoring support. Throughout the year candidates will be observed by the home school and external accreditors.

  • The first term will focuses on how to teach plus an initial placement in another programme school.
  • The second term focuses on the development of subject knowledge.
  • The third term includes a multi-cultural school placement and submission of a portfolio to evidence the teacher standards.

Opportunities have been built into the programme for members of the programme to work collaboratively. Candidates will be employed by the home school for the duration of the programme on the unqualified teachers scale.


Interview process

Candidates will be required to attend an interview at one of our host schools.

During the interview you will be required to teach a sample lesson, complete a short task and be interviewed by a panel.

Following the interview successful candidates will either be

  • confirmed as being hosted by their existing school or
    • candidates not from a school will be matched with a host school.

Candidates will be required to pass the literacy and numeracy skills tests in advance of being offered a place on the course.

How school placements work

We have two school placements during our course

The first is a placement in an alternative school within the consortium. Placements are managed to adapt to the candidates travel and home situations and appropriate year group placements.

The second is a placement in a non consortium school. This is arranged with a local school near to your host school.


All candidates will be salaried by the host school. This will be at a minimum scale of Unqualified Teacher 1. The host school pays for the training days and there are no fees payable by the candidate.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



Entry Requirements

Degree awarded by a UK HEI ( or recognised equivalent qualification) At least a C grade in GCSE English, Maths and Science or equivalents. If applicants don’t hold the specified award and grade above they must hold a recognise equivalent qualification, or be able to demonstrate the subject knowledge required to obtain this level of qualification

Jewish Studies / Limmudei Kodesh track candidates should be able to evidence a proven academic foundation of continued learning relevant to the requirements of the target cluster

Personal qualities

What we are looking for

Prior relevant experience The desire to work within the Jewish schools sector Passionate about education, committed to continuous professional development Able to work as part of a team and inspire children

Other requirements

All applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS check, right to work in the UK and dependent on two suitable references.

About the training provider

Wolfson Hillel Primary School is the lead school for the programme. It is currently rated outstanding by Ofsted.

This school is part of the Jewish Community Academy Trust and candidates will be supported by all schools across the programme.

The programme was inspected by Ofsted last year and was rated outstanding.

About the accredited body

The Jewish Teacher Training Partnership is currently rated as an outstanding provider by Ofsted

Training with disabilities and other needs

Access arrangements

We have supported numerous candidates with identified needs to successful completion of the programme.

Accommodation - The training will be based in the consortium schools. Childcare – None available Disability Access - A significant number of consortium schools have full disability access and where necessary candidates will be placed to meet their needs Public Transport – All schools are accessible via public transport see Special features – All schools will have their own expectations of dress code and dietary requirements Student Life / Study Facilities - Home based school

Contact details

Wolfson Hillel Primary School
154 Chase Road
N14 4LG


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