2 Heshvan 5778
22 October 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

Secondary: Jewish Studies or Modern Foreign Languages

Train to Teach and Earn a Salary

Train as a religious studies (Jewish studies) teacher or a modern foreign language teacher (modern Hebrew, French, Spanish or German).


This program is a partnership between the Jewish Secondary School Consortium, LSJS and PaJeS.

The consortium is made up of Hasmonean High School, JFS, Immanuel College, King Solomon High School and Yavneh College. However, you can apply to be based in any Jewish Secondary School (including outside of London). If you wish to apply to a non-Jewish school please contact LSJS. You will be employed by your school and be trained by the Jewish Secondary School Consortium in conjunction with LSJS.


The Course:

You will be employed by your host school for the duration of the course (September 2017 – August 2018). From Day 1 you will be given classroom responsibilities.

The course combines an intensive programme of initial teacher training with real experience and responsibility. The aim is to develop your competence and confidence as either a Jewish Studies, Modern Hebrew, French, or Spanish Teacher.

Throughout your year there will be a focus upon subject knowledge and practical development of your skills as a teacher

You will be expected to maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards for QTS.

You will work in your chosen school from Monday to Friday and be responsible for both planning and assessment of your classes. A unique feature about this course is that every Wednesday  will be set aside for professional development or training. Some  weeks you will attend lectures or seminars that will help you develop into high-performing teachers. You will also have the opportunity for bespoke 1-1 mentoring, guidance and support.

After the year, if you successfully complete your assignments and observations you will gain Qualified Teacher Status.

The Benefits

You will receive a salary (as an Unqualified Teacher) and throughout the year you are able to access training and mentoring enabling you to work towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This is perfect if you are already working in a school without QTS or thinking of a career change.

Furthermore the cost of your training and observations are paid for by the government.

This is the only programme specifically geared to train Secondary School Jewish Studies, Modern Hebrew, French and Spanish teachers.

How to Apply

If you are currently working in a school without QTS – we strongly recommend you consider this programme – you might not need to leave your current school to become trained.

In the first instance, before applying we recommend you speak to us and we can help talk you through the application process. For more information call Jane on 020 8203 6427 or email jane.clist@lsjs.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Degree awarded by a UK Higher Education Institution (or recognised equivalent qualification).
At least a C grade in GCSE English and mathematics, or equivalent.
You must have a strong subject knowledge of Jewish Studies, Hebrew, French or Spanish.
You will be required to pass the national core subject skills tests in English and mathematics 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.

– 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 Jewish education.

The application process:

When we receive your application we will shortlist it against the entry requirements. You need to apply through the UCAS website. To Apply Click Here. On the application form applicants should indicate, in their personal statement, any preferences for particular host schools, giving their reasons.

If you meet the criteria you will be 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.

-a school willing to support you with the training