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New head for JFS

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-07-19



A former trainee teacher who has been at JFS for over 20 years has been chosen as its next headteacher to replace Dame Ruth Robins who retires later this year.

Jonathan Miller has risen through the ranks at the school based in Kenton, north west London to his current position as deputy headteacher and starts the top job in January 2008.

Miller, who joined in 1984, has also served as head of chemistry, head of science and assistant headteacher.

The selection process drew candidates form both the UK as well as abroad and involved those shortlisted to be interviewed by representatives across the school including its student council and senior leadership team.

"The governing body is delighted to be able to appoint Jonathan Miller. He has already made an outstanding contribution to the School," said Russell Kett, chairman of governors. "JFS is indeed fortunate that he has not been attracted to other headship vacancies that have been available in recent years."

Kett added: "We are confident that he will lead the School in both secular and Jewish aspects with all the success that his distinguished predecessors have had. The School is very fortunate that it will have the opportunity to experience a smooth transition, with Dame Ruth not stepping down until the end of the calendar year."

Jonathan Miller said of his new appointment: "I relish the opportunity to lead this outstanding school and look forward to taking up my new position in January, which will be the summit of my professional life."