Working at JCoSS

JCoSS has an energy that is felt when you first walk through the door.  Our teachers come from all walks of life, but are joined by their commitment to the success of each student and through a community spirit that is inherent across the school.  We hope you enjoy reading the quotes below (which are genuine!) and we hope to see you at JCoSS soon.​

 

Eanna Kennedy, Head of Year 13 and Maths teacher

 

“Coming from Ireland, my knowledge of anything and everything Jewish was extremely limited before I joined JCoSS. I didn’t know what to expect but soon realised it is very similar to every other workplace I have experienced. The staff and students here come from all paths- from religions, cultures and choice of life. What is similar to my background is the culture. The importance of community, education and the emphasis to give every student the best start in life is what makes this a great place to work”.

 

Delicia Sequeira, Psychology teacher, maternity cover

“I am currently on a maternity cover and I have found JCoSS to be a very welcoming school; the Science department in particular have made me feel like a member of the team from day one. The students are receptive and even say thank you at the end of the lesson – something that I have not experienced in my years of teaching at other schools”.

 

Ben De Jong, Head of Year 9, Jewish Education and Government and Politics teacher

“Working at JCoSS has been a constant source of fulfilment and opportunity. Since first setting-foot into the building as an Ivrit supply teacher in the Autumn of 2011, I have been nurtured and made to feel valued. Six years later, I am fulfilling my dream of teaching A-Level Government and Politics, and also teach Jewish Education and am Year Learning Coordinator currently Head of Year 9 – my third year with this cohort. JCoSS really is a Community school in every sense of the word. My colleagues are like my family and we all work together to secure the best possible futures for our students. In my sixth year, this is still the place for me!”

Daniella Corman, NQT English Teacher

“I came to JCoSS three years ago as a Learning Support Assistant, and I am now going through my teacher training here. The staff at JCoSS have been extremely supportive and helpful and I am honoured to train alongside outstanding teachers.”

 

Sasha Stock, Jewish Education teacher

“JCoSS has provided the opportunity for progression both personally and professionally. I started here as an LSA, working in the fantastic Learning Support Department which taught me a great deal about SEN and all that it encompasses.

I then made the transition into the teaching field where I was supported by the wonderful Jewish Education Department, who have both inspired and supported my desire to become a teacher. I have since qualified and am now able to teach across all Key Stages, providing me with an opportunity to teach a range of topics and age-ranges. I could not work in a more positive environment, and I am honoured to be part of the team.”

 

Jane Jone, Office Manager

“I have been Office Manager at JCoSS for 3 years and I really enjoy the variety of the role, with no two days ever being the same.  We are a very supportive team and the atmosphere both in the office and throughout the school makes working here a rewarding experience.  Although the majority of the office staff are not Jewish, the inclusive nature of the school ensures that we feel part of the community spirit”.

 

Sita Shah, Head of Art

“Since the start of my journey at JCoSS, I have felt incredibly welcomed by the diverse staff members who I can now proudly call my colleagues. Being someone that comes from a non-Jewish background, only having a faint idea about the Jewish ethos before I started, has given me the opportunity to learn and experience so much of the rich culture in my short time here so far”.

 

Kate Lightman, Assistant headteacher i/c staff training

It has been a real privilege to work at JCoSS during its formative years and to be instrumental in the school’s development, watching the school grow from one year group of 150 students to a student body of 1200 with 250 staff.

Now that we are a fully functioning school, I am excited to be involved in training the next generation of teachers as well as in the professional development of all staff.