Head of Hasmonean primary to retire after three decades leading Jewish schools

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Head of Hasmonean primary to retire after three decades leading Jewish schools

Dr Alan Shaw will step down at the end of the academic year, saying it has been a 'privilege and an honour' to serve the school

Hasmonean Primary School
Hasmonean Primary School

The headteacher of Hasmonean Primary School has announced his retirement at the end of the academic year after leading Jewish schools for more than three decades.

Dr Alan Shaw, 65, who has a PhD in Education, said it was a “privilege and an honour to have been at the helm of the Hasmonean Primary School.”

During his thirty-three years as a head and specialist in religious state schools he has led “three amazing schools”, Hasmonean Primary, Moriah Jewish Day School and Ilford Jewish Primary School.

The Governing Body will shortly commence a search and recruitment process to identify a new Headteacher.

Dan Sacker, Chair of Governors, said: “Since Dr Shaw joined Hasmonean Primary in 2013, we have been privileged to have such an experienced Headteacher leading our school. This was recognised by Ofsted in their most recent report and has been especially evident during the past year as the situation in relation to COVID has become increasingly challenging. 


“Throughout his tenure, Dr Shaw has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the school and staff. His love for the children and his determination to help them achieve has been clear since the day he joined the school. I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the entire school community to publicly thank him deeply for everything he has done and wish him the best for his retirement.”

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