The Jewish Primary Schools Consortium is a 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:
The programme is based on the initial teaching competencies. Across the year candidates will learn about each of these areas through research, have an opportunity to observe them in practice and reflect on how they will implement this learning in their classroom. We offer a specialist Jewish Studies / Kodesh track.
Candidates in the programme will be based in a class setting at the home school and expected to lead a class. Time and in school mentoring support will be given for the training programme . Throughout the year candidates will be observed by the home school and external accreditors.
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.
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.
An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English, maths and science, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English, maths or science.
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
All applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS check, right to work in the UK and dependent on two suitable references.
All candidates will be salaried by the host school. This will be at a minimum scale of Unqualified Teacher 1.
There is a fee of £7000 payable either through salary sacrifice or personally by the candidate.
Fees and financial support
About the training provider
The Jewish Community Academy Trust has been successfully running teacher training since 2014 through the lead school Wolfson Hillel Primary School. 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 in 2019 and was rated outstanding.
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 a test of their fundamental literacy and numeracy skills tests by the end of the course. This is likely to take place either at interview or early in the course.
You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.
Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.
Training with disabilities and other needs
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 www.tfl.gov.uk
Special features – All schools will have their own expectations of dress code and dietary requirements
Student Life / Study Facilities - Home based school
Wolfson Hillel Primary School 154 Chase Road London N14 4LG
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