The Governors of Hasmonean Primary School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Hayley Gross as the new Headteacher.


Mrs Gross, who has been the Headteacher at Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School since 2008, will join Hasmonean Primary School in January 2022. She will take over from Dr Alan Shaw, who earlier this year announced his decision to retire this summer. Until Mrs Gross’s arrival, the school will be led on an interim basis by Mr Daniel Gastwirth, the current Deputy Headteacher.


Mr 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.”


Mrs 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.”


Mr 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.”