Sacks Morasha is very fortunate to have experienced and dynamic teachers leading the school.
Headteacher – Mrs Hayley Gross
Mrs Gross was originally a qualified solicitor in the City before changing career to teaching in 1999. She joined Sacks Morasha at its inception in 2008 and ran a successful, integrated Reception class, leading to an award of an outstanding Early Years in the school’s inaugural Ofsted. Mrs Gross was appointed our first Head Teacher in 2011 and oversees both Chol and Kodesh, ensuring high standards of teaching, attainment and progress across the entire curriculum.
Mrs Gross has a hands-on approach to the school. She can often be found supporting teachers in the classroom and is very approachable to all pupils in the school. Mrs Gross takes pride in knowing all the children and ensuring that they thrive in all areas of school life, both academically and socially.
Deputy Headteacher – Mrs Miriam Kaye
Mrs Kaye joined the school in September 2012. She is the Deputy Head and SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). Mrs Gross and Mrs Kaye work closely together ensuring high standards of teaching and learning for the children, as noted by Ofsted in its 2014 report.
Mrs Kaye oversees the school’s rigorous assessment cycle and ensures all children’s individual needs are met, including the special individualised educational needs of those children with specific difficulties.
As well as her role at Sacks Morasha, Miriam lectures for the School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programme at the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS).
Deputy Headteacher / Head of Kodesh – Mr Justin Kett
Mr Kett joined Sacks Morasha in January 2014. As Head of Kodesh and Assistant Head Teacher, he leads our Kodesh Team and is responsible for the Kodesh curriculum, as well as teaching Years 5 and 6.
Mr Kett is responsible for ensuring that our children understand and learn our Jewish culture and values, and that they not only develop a love for Judaism but embrace the customs and traditions that make Judaism so unique and special. He is also our Computing coordinator and recently introduced cloud-based learning to the school with the purchase of three class sets of iPads.
Mr Kett is responsible for, amongst other things, organising residential trips for our older classes, liaising with Jewish secondary schools for a successful school transfer, leading our choir and arranging a Shabbaton. Mr Kett also works with outside agencies such as Tribe, seed, Jewish Social Action Forum and Streetwise to educate our children. Mr Kett recently trained as a Pikuach inspector and supports the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership programme at the London School of Jewish Studies by mentoring student teachers.
Key Stage 2 Phase Leader – Ms Sharon Livingstone
Sharon has been a primary school teacher for over 20 years, both in Glasgow and in London. She has experience in teaching most year groups, but especially upper Key Stage 2. She joined Sacks Morasha in 2014 with responsibility for Science, and since September 2015 has been the Key Stage 2 phase leader. Sharon also has a great interest in Literacy and P.E.