Kodesh Studies Teacher (KS2/KS3 teaching within a creative and amended curriculum)

Part-time (2 days)

Required for: September 2024 (opportunity for transition days will be arranged).

Working Days: Monday- Thursday (2 days within)

Pay: MPS

Gesher School is a unique all-through school that provides a specialist, meaningful, and functional learning environment for young people with special educational needs. These needs include language, communication, and social-pragmatic difficulties. We specialise in autism spectrum challenges (ASC).

Young people are at the heart of Gesher School, where we foster a sense of belonging and community. Our school offers a happy, safe, friendly, and stimulating environment in which young people are supported to learn, interact and have fun. We believe that all young people have the potential to achieve, but that every child is individual and requires a tailored, young person-centred approach to learning.

The Gesher approach is warm, friendly, and nurturing. Emotional health and resilience, as well as developing young people’s independence and learning, are at the core of our vision.

To deliver and achieve these outcomes we are looking to add a confident, enthusiastic and highly motivated Secondary Teacher to join our expanding team at Gesher. This post would suit a passionate, dynamic and adaptable individual who ideally has experience teaching and leading within a secondary SEND environment.

This post would suit someone who is passionate about creating meaningful personalised learning that meets all individual needs and interests. The right candidate would have worked previously within a transdisciplinary team, including teachers, therapists, teaching assistants, parents, and carers. They will commit to discussing each young person’s needs to provide the most effective education and therapeutic model of practice.

It would be essential for the candidate to have the expertise to establish and maintain high quality teaching and assessment of the required subjects across the key stages.

It would be desirable for the candidate to have had experience designing learning that focuses on engaging and purposeful projects that will enable our students to be skilled for the future workplace, confident in their sense of self and builders of meaningful relationships.

This position offers fantastic opportunities to develop your skills as a practitioner within an innovative, supportive and collaborative team environment.

We can offer you the following:

● Paid half day Friday closure in the winter months

● 12 weeks paid holidays plus paid extra Jewish holidays throughout the year

● Monthly well-being events and inset days

● Regular social opportunities

● A Competitive salary

You will be a fully integrated and integral member of the whole school team. See us in action here: https://vimeo.com/407682934/a9a6af1bc8 And http://gesherschool.com

The Post Holder Wil:

● be an exemplary, outstanding Kodesh Studies teacher (with a qualification) in KS2 and/or KS3, and able to work alongside a team of TA’s and therapists

● be secure in their Jewish knowledge and confident with differentiating and personalising Jewish learning

● have a deep understanding of how children with special educational needs learn and support them according to their Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) and Personalised Learning Plans (PLP).

● be comfortable with reading, writing, speaking and teaching Hebrew

● be a proven, successful team player with excellent motivational and interpersonal skills

Main Areas of Duties and Responsibilities

1. To continually develop the Kodesh Studies Curriculum alongside the school team, ensuring it is relevant and accessible for all students and supports teachers and T.A in their planning and teaching of Kodesh Studies.

2. To promote the Jewish ethos, values and middot throughout the school, and be a personal and professional role model for our students

3. Planning and supporting the implementation of Enrichment Days (school celebration of festivals), Tefillah throughout the school day and Shabbat/Havdallah/Chagim assemblies

4. To support children with their Hebrew Reading.

5. To work alongside the teaching and learning team to accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment

6. To support teachers with building cross curricular links, embedding Jewish learning within the projects.

7. To support the implementation of the B’nei Mitzvah program at Gesher.

8. To engage in performance management and attend training and meetings as part of professional development.

9. To keep informed of the latest Jewish Education trends and implement appropriate strategies/schemes through training staff.

10. To develop established and new partnerships beyond the school to support curriculum learning and development within the Jewish Community.

11. To liaise with parents and support them in their child’s Jewish education

12. To carry out responsibilities/duties with regard to Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and Health and Safety Policies.

For further information, please visit www.gesherschool.com.

To apply, please complete an application form that can be found here: https://gesherschool.com/about-us/join-our-team/

Please, complete and return your application by May 16th to [email protected]. CVs will not be accepted.

Interviews will be organised on a rolling basis. This ad may be withdrawn as a suitable candidate is identified.

Diversity is a core value of Gesher School. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. As such, we actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds to apply for roles at our school.

Gesher School is committed to safeguarding young people and staff. Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Watch the video below to hear more about how we teach at Gesher.

Take a look at some of the project work going on in our secondary classes.