School Direct: Initial Teacher Training 2015/16

School Direct offers teachers the opportunity to earn a salary whilst working their way towards Qualified Teacher Status. PaJeS is developing and delivering this initial teacher training programme in partnership with LSJS and the Jewish Primary and Secondary Schools consortia.

The Jewish Primary School Direct programme is an exciting course, designed to help prepare enthusiastic and skilled primary school teachers to gain Qualified Teacher Status. Suitable for both general primary teachers and Jewish Studies specialists, the programme is school-based with sessions led by experts and staff from over 20 schools. More information can be found at:

The Jewish Secondary Schools consortium is made up of Hasmonean High School, Immanuel College, JFS, King Solomon High School and Yavneh College. However, candidates can apply to be based in any state-aided Jewish secondary school. The course combines an intensive programme of initial teacher training with real experience and responsibility in order to develop competence and confidence as either a Jewish Studies or Ivrit Teacher. Trainees will be eligible to apply for a £1,800.00 completion bonus at the end of the course. In addition to this, we are offering a limited number of £3,000.00 scholarships to candidates who are new to Jewish education and successfully complete the course.  Potential students can find out information at

“The School Direct course has expanded my knowledge of teaching and inspired me to be a better teacher.” – Yaakov Bennett, JFS Secondary School Direct trainee 2014/15