Leadership Team

Leadership and Staff

Our Interim Executive Headteacher, Mrs Charlie Kelsey, provides campus wide strategic leadership. Mrs. Kelsey has had a wide and varied experience of leadership roles and has worked for 22 years in education.

Interim Executive Headteacher Responsibilities

Mrs. Kelsey is responsible for the strategic leadership of LJFS including:

  • Culture and ethos
  • Teaching and learning
  • Raising achievement
  • Curriculum development
  • Staffing
  • Premises and Resources
  • Finances
  • Relationship with Brodetsky Primary School
  • Relationship with the Jewish and wider community
  • Promoting the school and its provision
  • Safeguarding
  • Additional learning needs

Leadership Staff

Mrs Kelsey is supported by a Deputy Headteacher, Miss Sam Lawson who has key responsibilities including safeguarding, assuring the quality of teaching and learning, the implementation of curriculum, RSHE, Careers, ECT coordinator, Pastoral,  staff CDP and building and maintaining relationships with the wider community.

The needs of students who require additional and specialist support is managed by the school SENCO, Louisa Simons.

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, Sagi Yechezkel is responsible for the learning and promoting our ethos and values through both an enriching, dynamic curriculum and a variety of extra-curricular events.

Manjit Hare is the school finance director and senior administration officer.  She is responsible for setting and monitoring the school budget, preparing monthly management accounts, submitting returns to funding bodies, purchasing of goods and services, oversight of the external examination procedures and the general administrative non curriculum services in the school.

At Leeds Jewish Free School, we know it is key to safeguard our pupils and promote their welfare.   All students, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and age have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.  The welfare of our children and young people is paramount. All staff, volunteers and visitors have an important role to play in safeguarding children and protecting them from abuse. Student Manager Tracy Smith is the Designated Safeguarding Lead at Leeds Jewish Free School. Tracy’s role is to oversee safeguarding for the whole school and college, ensuring all staff are trained appropriately and engaging with external agencies where necessary.