How to apply for School Direct

Training of Jewish Studies Secondary School Teachers

The Jewish Secondary Schools Consortium is a new partnership of leading orthodox secondary schools, consisting of Hasmonean High School, Immanuel College, JFS School, The King David School High School (Manchester), King Solomon High School and Yavneh College.  Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership.  Our aim is to increase the number of high quality Jewish Studies/Limmudei Kodesh (RE) teachers.

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JFS welcomes applications for the School Direct Programme.

In partnership with the Institute of Education, we will shortly be recruiting for placements for 2014-15.

What is School Direct?

School Direct is a new teacher training model where schools select and recruit applicants.  There is an expectation, though not a guarantee, that successful completion of the one-year programme will lead to employment in the training school.  The programme is open to all graduates and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainee through Student Finance.  Training bursaries are available from the Teaching Agency.

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The JFS School Direct Programme

JFS is a high-performing, comprehensive school with outstanding examination results over many years.  Our modern campus is on a 26-acre greenfield site.  We have superb facilities and all classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards.   Successful School Direct applicants will benefit from:

  • a superb in-school training programme, tailored to your needs, supported by experienced subject mentors who are outstanding classroom practitioners;
  • opportunities to observe and learn from a wide range of outstanding colleagues across the school and to participate fully in the vibrant daily life of the School;
  • a professional training and development  programme in-house, linked to the proven expertise offered by our partners at the Institute of Education;
  • a school where teaching and learning takes place in a calm and caring environment, where the strong ethos of ambition and success enables all teachers to develop their skills;
  • additional experience at a second outstanding secondary school in the borough of Brent.

UCAS Teacher Training

Why train with us?

Do you…

  • have a passion for learning?
  • have a desire and determination to make a difference to the lives of children?
  • want to make a unique and positive contribution?
  • have an excellent ability to communicate with children and adults?

JFS welcomes applications for the School Direct Programme (Training Route).  In partnership with our Higher Education partner, the Institute of Education, we are now recruiting for placements commencing in September 2014, in Art, English, Geography, Music and Physics. (Please note the English and Music places have now been filled)

Entry Requirements

You must:

  • have achieved grade C or above at GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics;
  • have a degree classification of at least 2:1 in the subject (or related subject) in which you wish to train; 
  • have passed the literacy and numeracy professional skills tests prior to starting teacher training;
  • be able to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in standard English, both verbally and in writing;
  • be able to demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively with adults and children alike and also be able to show a sound understanding of the subject or age phase that you wish to teach;
  • take part in an interview process designed to assess your suitability to teach;
  • have the capability to meet the required Teaching Standards by the end of training and possess appropriate and intellectual qualities to be a teacher.

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.

If you are interested in attending the Open Day, please contact Mrs Vivien Harris, Recruitment Officer, by e-mail (, by Friday 14 March 2014.We may interview before this date, should we receive an acceptable number of applications. Should you wish to visit JFS prior to any application, please contact Mrs Vivien Harris.

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Art and Design