• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Barnet

Website JCoSS


Hours: 34 hours per week across 5 days throughout the year. Part time options may be possible subject to negotiation.
Salary: NJC Scale 13-16 pro rata (£26,040 – £27,471) starting on Point 13 pro rata
Required for: September 2022
Closing Date: 9am Monday 4th July 2022
Interviews: Thursday 7th July 2022

Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again.  Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition.  The staff and leadership team includes different faiths and none at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of outstanding academic results and our 2019 outcomes earned us the title of Sunday Times Greater London State Secondary of the Year 2020.  44% of A level grades were at A*or A, a quarter of the cohort scored at least two A grades, while 70% of Level 3 vocational grades were at Distinction or better.  In 2019 and the two years since, half of GCSE grades were at 7 or higher, a third of students achieving at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better.  Our ALPS grade has been consistently 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our 2019 ‘Progress 8’ score was 0.68. Nine students gained places at Oxbridge in 2021, and (as is typical) students secured places for Medicine, Art, Architecture & Media and other competitive courses at prestigious institutions.

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development.  Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new teaching staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes, and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities.  Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term.  Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff*. Our website details a huge number and variety of staff wellbeing initiatives.

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £50m buildings overlooking the Green Belt.  It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links, public buses run past the entrance and a school coach service (available to staff) serves our whole catchment area.  We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We have approval for an additional building, allowing us to expand our intake to 217 per cohort, in response to significant long-term over-subscription. We expect to start building this academic year.

This Role:

Are you a skilled and experienced Informal Jewish Educator/youth worker with strong logistical skills?

Do you have a passion for delivering high quality Jewish and Israel education within a pluralist framework?

Can you build relationships and offer excellent pastoral support?

Are you a team player who loves being part of a dynamic and fast moving community?

Do you have a strong vision and the ability to implement it?

 JCoSS is the only pluralist Jewish Secondary School in the UK. We are incredibly proud of our innovative and high quality Informal Jewish Education department, which reflects the school’s unique Jewish ethos. We are looking for someone with a strong background in informal programming to continue to dream, plan, develop and implement our outstanding offer, as part of a dynamic and supportive team.

JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Please include a statement of application explaining how your experience to date makes you suitable for this post and how you meet the criteria identified in the Person Specification.

For information, including an application pack, please visit our website or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on recruitment@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk or 020 8344 2220

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.

JCoSS (Jewish Community Secondary School)
Castlewood Road, New Barnet EN4 9GQ
Tel: 020 8344 2220
Email: recruitment@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk
Headteacher: Patrick Moriarty MA (Oxon), MA (Ed), NPQH, FRSA