Initial Teacher Training

School Direct Secondary
This programme was established by PaJeS and is delivered by the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership (JTTP) at London School of Jewish Studies (LSJS) and PaJeS. Yavneh College is the Lead School on this programme.

School Direct gives you the chance to learn ‘on the job’ in a school.

You work as part of the teaching team from day one – learning from experienced, practicing colleagues and immediately putting your new skills into practice.

This option is perfect if you are working in a school without qualified teacher status.  You may be a Jewish Studies or Ivrit teacher, a teacher of another subject without QTS, a TA looking to train as a teacher, or someone thinking of a career change: all you need is 2 years post-graduate work experience (in any field).

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School Direct Primary
This programme is led by Wolfson Hillel Primary School as part of the Jewish Community Academy Trust. Wolfson Hillel leads the programme on behalf of the consortium of Jewish Primary Schools in London. The programme is accredited by the Jewish Teacher Training Partnership at London School of Jewish Studies.

School Direct gives you a chance to learn 'on the job'. You work as a teacher from day one - learning from experienced practicing colleagues and immediately putting your skills into action. This programme is open to anyone who has had experience of working in schools; with children in other settings or with transferable skills from their world of work. 

The programme offers training in becoming a qualified primary school teacher in all subjects. Additional training is available for those wishing to become Jewish Studies  or Ivrit teachers.

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Delivered by LSJS

SCITT is a one-year primary school teaching programme delivered by LSJS that leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) and post-graduate certification of education (PGCE).

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

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Assessment Only Route - LSJS
The Assessment Only route is suitable for experienced graduate teachers (primary or secondary) without QTS who have taught for two years or more in UK schools. 

Find out more about Assessment Only

Lilmod L’lamed
Lilmod L’lamed is a partnership of Hasmonean High School, Jewish Schools Network, PaJeS, Torah Teachers Training Scheme and Work Avenue, established in 2010 to bring professionalism and training to teachers and schools through intensive and focussed courses.

Since 2016 we have offered the QTLS course (Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills) which is legally equivalent to QTS and entitles the holder to teach in all state schools both primary and secondary.In order to qualify, teachers need to pass a level 5 Diploma in Education (9 months) and 2 terms Professional Formation

Entry Requirements:

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or equivalent
  • Recommendation from your school 

For more information please contact: [email protected]


To see PaJeS scheduled training events for Teachers, take a look at Training and Events