Training with the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership (JTTP) at LSJS

School Direct

Salaried or non-salaried routes

Why train with us?

The Jewish Secondary Schools Consortium is a partnership of leading orthodox secondary schools, consisting of Hasmonean High School, Immanuel College, JFS School, Kantor King Solomon High School and Yavneh College.  Our accredited provider is the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership and the lead school in the consortium is Yavneh College.  Our aim is to increase the number of high quality teachers in:

  • Jewish Studies
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences

About this training programme

The course combines an intensive programme of initial teacher training with real experience and responsibility. The aim is to develop your competence, confidence and skills in the classroom and with students in secondary school. The course will give you teaching experience across at least two key stages of the 11-18 age range.

You will be expected to maintain an extensive professional portfolio showing achievement in relation to the Teachers’ Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
On the salaried route, you will be employed by your host school for the duration of the course, and be given classroom responsibilities right from the start.
On the non-salaried route you will slowly be introduced to classroom responsibilities and teach up to 60% of a teacher’s timetable.

After the year, if you successfully complete your assignments, observations and portfolio, you will gain Qualified Teacher Status.

You will work in your chosen school full time (or part time as agreed with your host school) and be responsible for both planning and assessment of your classes.

The course includes:

  • bespoke 1-1 mentoring
  • fortnightly lectures
  • weekly observations
  • a swap to teach in a different partnership school
  • both subject specific and general pedagogy sessions
  • a placement in another school
  • a primary school visit
  • a special needs school visit
  • residential trip to outstanding schools
  • a fortnightly shiur (talk) for Jewish Studies trainees

General pedagogy sessions include subjects such as behaviour management, assessment techniques, differentiation in the classroom etc.

We also run a bi-annual specialist trip to Israel for 5 days


JTTP offers opportunities for strong applicants to join a Teach to Lead track which will include further training, in particular in the area of leadership in education, coaching, and a more in-depth understanding of issues related to education. Candidates wishing to be considered for the Teach To Lead Track should visit

Salaried Route
Candidates will be employed by the school for the duration of the programme and paid according to the Unqualified Teachers’ pay scale.

Non-salaried Route
Candidates with a 2:2 or above are eligible for a bursary ranging from £20,000 – £28,000 dependent on subject and eligibility.

Entry requirements

  • Degree awarded by a UK Higher Education Institution (or recognised equivalent qualification). If your degree is from outside the UK, please contact UK NARIC to check if your qualifications are recognised in the UK. At least a C/4 grade in GCSE English and Mathematics, or equivalent.
  • Candidates must have a strong subject knowledge in their chosen subject.
  • Candidates will be required to pass literacy and numeracy competency testing.

What we are looking for

  • A desire to work within the secondary school sector.
  • the ability to work hard as part of a team and to inspire young people.
  • an ability to organise and manage themselves personally and professionally.
  • an understanding of equal opportunities and safeguarding expectations.
  • strong communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • a commitment and passion for their chosen subject.
  • a proven track record of excellent attendance and punctuality
  • a high level of professionalism and discretion and have the ability to act as a role model for young people.

How to Apply
All applications go through the UCAS Teacher Training website. Click here to apply.  Within the application process Search for “Yavneh College” (Code 28T) and search for your subject. Candidates will be invited for interview once a UCAS application has been received.

For additional support and advice, please contact Get Into Teaching here

Interview process

  • Candidates to be tested in English and numeracy competency.
  • Teach a lesson in their chosen school or lead school with JTTP and school panel present.
  • Have an interview with a panel comprised of a Head Teacher, the programme coordinator and any other relevant member of staff according to the school interview policy and safer recruitment policy.
  • The interview day is a chance for prospective trainees to find out further information about the course and the school and to have any questions answered.

Disability access
If you have a disability and require any special arrangements to assist you during the selection process, please let us know and we will make every effort to provide assistance.

For any queries relating to the JTTP School Direct Programme, please contact either or