NEWS

  After an extra-long weekend, D’vash class were back and hard at work! The children continued to work on their learning objectives from the previous week. These included following instructions, matching words in storybooks and following or retelling a simple story in Literacy linking to our story the ‘Rainbow fish’. We looked at parts of the whale in art and explored a frozen rice ‘under the sea’ tray in messy play.

We are looking forward to our first swimming lesson next week Monday too! This means that PE and Jewish studies lessons will be taking place on a Wednesday afternoon. The focus in PE this term is dance. Children will be encouraged to experiment with movement and making a range of shapes with our bodies. They will work towards linking 2 or 3 movements together in a sequence.

 

 

Thanks to our Onesie Gingerbread bake sale to mark Schools Autism Awareness Week, Gesher children have managed to raise an amazing £282.55 for the National Autistic Society!

A big thank you to all our families for purchasing the delicious gingerbread men and raising money for such a great cause.

Another exciting milestone for Gesher and a huge thank you to Gesher Champions Variety, the Children’s Charity who presented the school with its own mini-bus today. The mini-bus will be used every day, and have a huge impact – allowing the children participate in their local community, enjoy swimming and other visits, such as trips to the library and local parks.

As part of Autism Awareness Week we are selling Gingerbread men to raise money for The National Autistic Society!

We will be sending home an order form for parents, carers and families to order Gingerbread men and donate to the cause!

Please support children with asking extended family members and friends if they would like to order and support the cause.

Gingerbread men will be sent home on Tuesday 27th March.

Yummy!!!

Please note we are limited to how many gingerbread the children can make and decorate. We will do our best to satisfy all orders however extremely high orders may be ’rounded down!’

We are excited to be celebrating Autism Awareness Week from the 26th-28th March!

Children and staff will be involved in activities  for all 3 days to spread awareness and raise money for the National Autistic Society

Timetable of the week will be as follows:

Monday:

· Assembly with Miss Colizza – The importance of being different

· Onesie Decorating

· Gingerbread baking (For sale to families and friends)

· Video Making – How we are all different

Tuesday:

· Raising Awareness – handing out flyers to the local community

· Decorating and packing onesie gingerbread men

· Autism awareness lessons in classrooms

Wednesday (Onesie Wednesday!)

· Onesie Parade – kids and staff

· Watch our completed video

· Lunch together in the hall

 

 

This is the first year that Gesher School will be taking part in the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run.  We would love everyone to join our team on Gesher’s behalf, and help raise much-needed funds to purchase specialist therapeutic equipment for our children.

When?  Sunday 24 June
Where? Alianz Park, Hendon

Run, walk, hop, skip or dance your way around 1 of 4 distances:
10KM run, 5KM run/walk, 1KM run/walk, and the tri-run (all 3 distances together!)

To register your EARLY BIRD place(s) please click here

The event promises to be a wonderful day for all the family. Come and be part of the Gesher team and help make a huge difference, as a small charity your support will go a long way.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 020 7884 5012

Best wishes,
Ali and Sarah
Co-Founders, Gesher School

Occupational Therapist for Gesher School

As we are looking to employ an OT with an immediate start, interviews will be set up with any suitable application forms that are received from interested candidates on an on-going basis.

Gesher is a unique Jewish Independent SEN Primary School for primary aged children in North London.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist who feels that they would fit into Gesher’s ethos and philosophy. We are a therapy based school that believes that readiness to learn is necessary to support children’s full potential and progress. Gesher believes in a team approach and would expect therapists to work based on children’s needs including class based, individual and small group sessions. The team will be made up of a Speech and Language Therapist, an Occupational Therapist, Dramatherapist, Educational Psychologist and the Education team. We will work towards tailoring individual programmes while also expecting therapists to support families and staff to ensure consistency and multi-professional involvement.

We are looking to employ an experienced private therapist to work part time (2.5 days/week) currently with a possibility of being put on a one year full time contract in September 2018. Although the applicant does not need to be Jewish, it would be expected that they respect the ethos and values of the school.

We offer the opportunity to be part of one of the first therapy based schools of its kind, part time hours, manageable workload, to work with some amazing people and most of all; to help develop a model to support children with Special Educational Needs to succeed! Please apply to: [email protected]

Our latest Social Story which should support with teaching children about Purim and preparing them for the day.

Wishing everyone a Happy Purim!

Apply by: March 21st 2018 for first round of interviews on the 26th and 27th of March

Job start: September 2018

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an SEN Class Teacher at Gesher School; an Independent Jewish SEN Primary School. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, inspirational SEN teacher who has the ambition and drive to move the school through its opening and develop and sustain success. An interest in Autism would be an advantage while experience teaching SEN in a must. The candidate does not need to be of a Jewish Faith although a respect the Ethos and Values of the school would be expected.

Gesher is an SEN school with a specialism in Autism Spectrum Conditions. Our curriculum is therapy based and we have a multi professional team approach to supporting the school. We are a dedicated and passionate team that are working towards providing an Outstanding SEN School.

  • We are looking for an exceptional candidate who:
  • is an exemplary, outstanding SEN classroom practitioner and is able to work alongside a team of TA’s and therapists
  • has the ability to work as part of a forward looking strategic team
  • has a deep understanding of how children with special educational needs learn
  • is secure in their knowledge of differentiation of the National Curriculum
  • to accelerate pupil progress and raise attainment
  • is a proven, successful team player with excellent motivational and  interpersonal skills

In return we can offer:

  • to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking team of professionals who are passionate about SEN
  • to be part of a new, upcoming and outstanding school that will have links to the University of Cambridge and Prof. Simon Baron Cohen
  • a supportive, warm and passionate team

Gesher Teacher Job Description 2018

An application form is available here Gesher-School-Application-Form-2017.pdf, completed forms should be sent to [email protected]

Gesher SEN School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and staff.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Apply by: May 31st 2018

Job start: September 2018
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an SEN Class Teaching Assistant position working at Gesher; a new Independent Jewish SEN Primary School. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, inspirational SEN teaching Assistant who has the ambition and drive to support the school through its development and to provide an Outstanding education. An interest in Autism would be an advantage while experience with SEN in a must. The candidate does not need to be of a Jewish Faith although a respect the Ethos and Values of the school would be expected.

Gesher is an SEN school with a specialism in Autism Spectrum Conditions. Our curriculum is therapy based and we have a multi professional team approach to supporting the school. We are a dedicated and passionate team that are working towards opening an Outstanding SEN School.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who:

  • Is a passionate and dedicated Teaching Assistant
  • has the ability to work as part of a forward looking strategic team
  • has a deep understanding of how children with special educational needs learn
  • is secure in their ability to support the class teacher and team
  • to support pupils progress and raise attainment
  • is a proven, successful team player with excellent motivational and  interpersonal skills

 

In return we can offer:

  • to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking team of professionals who are passionate about SEN
  • to be part of a new, upcoming and outstanding school that will have links to the University of Cambridge and Prof. Simon Baron Cohen
  • a supportive, warm and passionate team

 

An application form is available here Gesher-School-Application-Form-2017.pdf, completed forms should be sent to [email protected]

Gesher SEN School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and staff.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.