Meet our Pastoral Team:





Rabbi Andrew Davis

Deputy Headteacher

Interests and Hobbies: I like going to the gym, seeing my friends, cooking, learning Talmud and doing sudoku puzzles. As well as working at Yavneh College, I am completing a PhD study in Holocaust education at the UCL Institute of Education.

Favourite Meal: Hard to choose… either Steak and chips or Sushi.

Dislikes: I really dislike when people have a lack of respect and tolerance for others.  I also dislike when my iPhone battery dies on me!!



Mrs Lisa Tredler


Interests and hobbies: Spending time with my family and friends, day trips to the seaside and zumba classes.

Favourite meal: Pasta pomerdoro, cheese and tomato toasties and for dessert …….. lots of sweets and chocolates!

Dislikes: Odd socks and the texture of polystyrene.



Mrs Cheryl Spelman

Pastoral Manager

Interests and Hobbies:  Going to the gym, walking, seeing my friends.

Favourite Meal: Friday Night Dinner.

Dislikes: Liars, spiders, moths and ladybirds.



Mrs Abi Bailey

Head of Year 7 & Science Teacher



rgoldstein1 Mr Russell Goldstein

Head of Year 8 & Business Studies Teacher

Interests and Hobbies: Futsal, PlayStation, shopping and spending time with my Miniature Dachshund Vienna.

Favourite Meal: Starter – bruschetta. Main – Steak (rare) and chips. Dessert – sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream.

Dislikes: dirty shoes, losing Monopoly and when people are not willing to try hard.

YFink Mr Yehuda Fink

Head of Year 9 & Ivrit Teacher

Interests and Hobbies: Spurs, FIFA, Cooking, The Office US.

Favourite Meal: Steak, chips and Brussels sprouts.

Dislikes: Arsenal, cauliflower, being clean-shaven.



Mr Leor Harel

Head of KS3 & Jewish Studies Teacher

Interests and Hobbies: Football, Baking, DJing and Music Production.

Favourite Meal: Pizza.

Dislikes: Being told I have limits to what I can achieve.


jrhodes Mrs Jess Rhodes

Head Of Year 10 & Art Teacher

Interests and Hobbies: I love browsing Pinterest, watching Indiana Jones and shopping
Favourite Meal: Rare steak and a jacket pot.
Dislikes: Custard, Peppa Pig and waking up early!


Mrs Katie Shurkin

Head of Year 11 & English Teacher

Interests and Hobbies: I enjoy reading a lot, especially historical fiction. I also enjoy running (although I’m not very fast) and if I’m honest I quite like eating things with lots of calories!

Favourite Meal: Steak and Chips please.

Dislikes: I hate bananas and coconut. I really don’t like it when people aren’t kind to each other. Kindness doesn’t cost anything. I also dislike getting up in the morning – but who does?!



Miss Rebecca Newstead

Head of  KS4 & PE Teacher

Interests and Hobbies: Running, travelling and anything Harry Potter.

Favourite Meal: Veggie Schnitzel.

Dislikes: Rudeness, sitting still and marking!



Miss Chloe Greenberg

Wellbeing Practitioner

Interests and hobbies: Football, gaming, seeing friends and dancing!
Favourite meal: Spaghetti Bolognese
Dislikes: Littering, Marmite and spiders


Yavneh College’s broad range of subjects and extra curricular activities helps create the perfect environment for students to flourish.  The teachers are approachable, caring and fun to be around. This helps everyone feel part of the Yavneh family.

Student, Year 11