Alastair Falk is Executive Director of Partnerships for Jewish Schools.
He has spent most of his working life in Jewish Education. His first teaching post was at Carmel College during which time he founded and ran the very first Limmud conferences. From there he moved to Jerusalem for three years as one of the first cohort of Jerusalem Fellows. In 1996 he was appointed Headteacher of the Independent Jewish Day School and in 1993 he became the founding Headteacher of King Solomon High School. In 2003 he moved out of Jewish communal life to become the first Principal of West London Academy and from there went on to become the Director of the Reed Foundation’s Enterprise Schools network, working with some 30 schools across the UK. Alastair was the lead professional for the Jewish Leadership Council’s Commission on Jewish Schools, which published its report ‘The Future of Jewish Schools’ in July 2008. He then worked on the process of implementing the recommendations in the report and in September 2011 he co-authored ‘The Future of Jewish Schools: Three Years On’. Alastair joins the JLC from the UJIA, where he has been the Director of Educational Leadership, during which time he oversaw the community’s investment in teacher training and curriculum development, and he devised a new Masters degree in Jewish Education at Birkbeck University. Alastair studied at Downing College, Cambridge , where he gained a degree in History and he also holds a PGCE from the London University Institute of Education and a Masters in Community Education from Warwick University.