Job Vacancies in Jewish Schools

Class Teacher

Akiva School
Contract Type: Full Time
Start Date: September 2024
Education Setting: Primary School
Salary: M1 - M6 (£34514-£46001)
Job Category: Class Teacher
Location: Finchley

The Governors of this successful school in Barnet, are seeking to appoint a Class Teacher.

ECTs and UPS welcome to apply. 

Responsibility given dependent on experience.

Akiva school is now recruiting for an enthusiastic and inspirational class teacher to join our friendly, highly motivated and supportive staff team.

Akiva is a two-form entry primary school situated in the expansive grounds of the Sternberg Centre for Judaism in Finchley. We are the only Progressive (Reform and Liberal) Jewish primary school in the UK; we model a Judaism that is egalitarian, reflective and creative. 

Akiva is an inclusive community teaching our children, respect, resilience, kindness and integrity.

We strive to offer a curriculum that is authentic and challenging and provides memorable experiences for our pupils.

Our pupils deserve the best and we are committed to providing an outstanding education.

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • has evidence of being a successful practitioner
  • has high expectations of pupils and high aspirations for all pupils inspires and motivates others
  • is enthusiastic and flexible
  • communicates effectively with pupils, parents and colleagues makes learning inclusive and effective
  • is a team player.

We offer:

  • a welcoming school with a strong sense of community
  • a very supportive staff team
  • a Leadership Team who prioritises staff wellbeing
  • an active and supportive parent and Governing Body
  • pupils that have a positive attitude towards learning
  • a well-maintained and resourced learning environment
  • extensive outdoor space including 2 playgrounds, a field, forest area, garden and an outdoor classroom
  • CPD opportunities

We welcome applicants from all faiths.

Job description
Person specification
Application form

For further information and an application pack, please look on the school website or contact Suzy Osborne on

Tours of the school are on Thursday 14 March 2pm and Wednesday 20 March at 1.30pm.  Please contact Suzy Osborne on or 0208 349 4980 to book onto a tour.

Akiva School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended 2013 and 2020); pre-employment checks will be carried out, two references will be sought, and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and other relevant checks with statutory bodies. 

The school complies with the DBS code of practice and has a DBS Policy which outlines the policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, both of which are available on request. Shortlisted candidates will be required to declare any relevant convictions, adult cautions or other matters which may affect your suitability to work with children. As a result of amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions order 1975) in 2013 and 2020, some minor offences are now protected (filtered) and do not need to be disclosed – these offences will also not be taken into account by the school. 

PLEASE NOTE: Closing date is 9am on Tuesday 26th March 2024

Interview date: w/c 8th April 2024 (as this is the Easter holidays for many school we will consider interviewing in a different week if requested)
Closing date: 26 March 2024
Akiva School
The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road
London N3 2SY