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, he leads our Kodesh Team and is responsible for the Kodesh curriculum, as well as teaching Years 5 and 6. His role as Deputy Head covers a range of whole school responsibilities including Pastoral Lead, Y6 Post-SATs activities and secondary transition. 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 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 was educated at JFS before completing a BSc (Hons) in Business Studies with Law at Salford University. A background in Bnei Akiva and Camp Morasha (in Pennsylvania, USA) led him to choose the AJE’s (now LSJS) SCITT course as an entry point into primary education. He loves to learn and teaches to learn from our wonderful pupils.