MEET OUR STAFF
HERE TO HELP OUR STUDENTS GROW
MRS S FEDDY
After gaining her BEd Hons in science from Sheffield, Mrs Feddy taught physics in Standish Community High School in Wigan from 1987 to 1996. Beside her roles as physics teacher and cross-curricular co-ordinator, Mrs Feddy also taught electronics and bridge to adults in the Standish local community.
After moving to Beis Yaakov High School in 1996, Mrs Feddy showed flexibility in more ways than one by teaching PE and maths as well as physics. In 2000, Mrs Feddy joined the senior management team, holding the roles of pastoral leader and head of maths, before progressing to deputy head.
Since taking up the role of head teacher, Mrs Feddy has led the school on its current journey and is now committed to taking the school from good to outstanding. Mrs Feddy’s passion and commitment drive our staff to strive for excellence in their teaching and professional development.
Mrs Feddy believes that by delivering a broad and balanced curriculum, our school can provide pathways that enable every student to succeed. By constantly sharing and articulating this vision, she has helped create an atmosphere of aspiration for staff and students to grow together.
Mrs Feddy feels privileged to work with our girls, who are inspirational in their charitable work both in and out of school and are role models for society
RABBI N WILSON
As our Menahel, Rabbi Wilson is the spiritual leader of our school. His broad experience in education and Rabbinic leadership enables him to take a holistic view of our school’s needs and, with warmth and charisma, ensure that our distinctive religious values are at the heart of our pursuit of excellence. Working in close collaboration with our head teacher, Mrs Feddy, Rabbi Wilson is committed to supporting the delivery of high quality teaching and learning across the Kodesh and Chol curriculum.
Rabbi Wilson joined us following a ten-year tenure as Senior Rabbi of the Redbridge community in London. During his time in London he taught in a number of High schools, held the position of Rabbinic Governor to King Solomon High School in Ilford and contributed towards the development of young teachers through a programme of teacher training.
In addition to his Torah scholarship and passion for Jewish studies, Rabbi Wilson brings the rigours of academic study and a strong focus on evidence-based practice in education. Rabbi Wilson is currently working on a PhD at the UCL Institute of Education on competing pedagogies in faith education.
Rabbi Wilson is committed to further developing the school’s culture, underpinned by reciprocal respect. Additionally, he is working to ensure that our school community is well served by excellent teachers who are encouraged to continue their journey of personal growth through continued professional development.
As our spiritual leader, Rabbi Wilson is leading our staff in further developing our school’s unique and distinctive ethos and to together ensuring that all our girls have the opportunity to achieve their best and use their learning and their religious values to make a difference in the world they live in.
MRS S REIF
HEAD OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Mrs Reif gained her teaching qualification in Gateshead Jewish Teachers Training College
Her teaching career has spanned many years across two continents.
She began by teaching Primary School students in Yesodaiy Hatorah School, Manchester where she taught pupils of different ages and helped them develop not only academically, but also gave them life skills to enrich their day to day living.
She moved on to the USA where for 2 years she taught High School girls to a high academic standard whilst imbuing them with strength and a desire to make the correct moral choices. moving to BYJHS, Mrs Reif continued to enrich girls’ school lives in this way whilst also being involved in extra curricular activities.
In 2012 she became head of the Nach department on the middle leadership Team.
Mrs Reif joined the Senior Leadership Team in the summer of 2016 as Deputy Menaheles.
She is committed to further developing the Jewish Studies Department and raising the standard of learning to even greater heights.