Our Acting Executive Headteacher, Mrs Susy Jagger, provides campus wide strategic leadership. Having a successful career as a middle and secondary trained teacher, Mrs Jagger is uniquely qualified having experience leading and managing organisations from 4 – 16 years of age.
Executive Headteacher Responsibilities
Mrs Jagger is responsible for the strategic leadership of LJFS including:
- Curriculum Provision
- Quality of Teaching & Learning
- Staffing and Performance Management
- Premises and Resources
- Relationship with The Rodillian Academy and Brodetsky Jewish Primary School
- Relationship with the Jewish and wider community
- Promoting the school and its provision
To ensure quality educational provision, the school draws on the expertise of our secondary education partner The Rodillian Academy. The Rodillian Academy has committed to providing high quality teaching using their existing excellent staff. This allows us to access the best teachers from an organisation with an established track record and a full range of subjects. This team is supplemented by current staff in the primary school with specialist skills and training.
LJFS has access to The Rodillian Academy’s senior leadership team, to provide strategic support alongside the Executive Headteacher. Our leadership team have a significant teaching commitment and models the quality of teaching expected, as well as playing a key part in ensuring all teachers deliver consistently good or better lessons.
Whilst the school has appointed high-quality permanent staff of the highest standard through The Rodillian Academy, it recognises that Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is vital to constantly improve the expertise and knowledge of staff.
A programme of CPD has been defined which is in line with the school’s Development Plan and Performance Management objectives. Through the school’s Executive Headteacher and the Deputy Headteacher, a programme of training and professional development has been established, with a defined element of the school’s budget to fund this.
Mrs Jagger is supported by a Deputy Headteacher, Mr Jagdeep Dhaliwal who has key responsibilities including safeguarding, assuring the quality of teaching and learning, staff CPD (see above), and building and maintaining relationships with the wider community.
A Jewish ethos is of course at the core of what we offer to all our students, irrespective of their faith background. Our Head of Jewish Studies, Mrs Aviva Engle is responsible for the learning and promoting our ethos and values through both an enriching, dynamic curriculum and a variety of extra curricular events.