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New headteacher announced at Hasmonean Primary

Hayley Gross will take over the role in January next year, having been at the helm of Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School since 2008.

Haley Gross
Haley Gross

A new headteacher has been announced at Hasmonean Primary School.

Hayley Gross will take over the role in January next year, having been at the helm of Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School since 2008.

This comes after incumbent head Alan Shaw’s decision to retire from this summer, having joined in 2013. The position is being held by his deputy Daniel Hastwirth on an interim basis.

The Hendon-based school, which was founded in 1947, will celebrate its 75th anniversary next year.

Dan Sacker, Chair of Governors at Hasmonean Primary School, said: “After a very rigorous selection process, we are delighted to have recruited Mrs Gross, a Headteacher with huge experience and a fantastic track record of school improvement and success in all areas of the curriculum.

“I have no doubt that she will be an outstanding Headteacher and a real asset to our school. I am excited to start working with her.”

Hayley Gross said: “Having built up and led Sacks Morasha for so long, I will always have a special place for it in my heart, so naturally moving on was always going to be a difficult decision.

“But I do so with a sense of great excitement for a new challenge and role. Hasmonean Primary is a school with a rich history and heritage, and I look forward to continuing to build on this in the years to come.”

Mark Nicolaides, Chair of Governors at Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School, said: “Mrs Gross’s love for our pupils, and her many skills and achievements while our headteacher, ensures that she will always have many friends at Sacks Morasha. We wish her every success at Hasmonean Primary School.”

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