Executive Leadership Team
Mrs R Fink
Mrs Fink was appointed Head of the Girls‘ School in 2010. She joined the Science Department at Hasmonean in 2002 and was appointed Assistant Headteacher responsible for Student Development and Pastoral Care in 2009. Before joining Hasmonean, Mrs Fink taught at the Amit High School in Bet Shemesh Israel for 7 years. A graduate in Chemistry from UCL, Mrs Fink holds a teaching certificate from Michlalah Jerusalem College for Women, which she converted to QTS on joining Hasmonean. Mrs Fink holds an MA in Jewish Education from King’s College, London and was awarded NPQH in 2012.
She is an alumnus of the Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme (2015) and is a graduate of the 2015-16 Bradfield Women’s Educational Leadership Programme.
Mr A McClusky
Mr McClusky was appointed Executive Headteacher of Hasmonean High School in June 2015. Prior to this, he was Headteacher of the Boys‘ School for five years, enabling the school to gain Outstanding Ofsted and Pikuach judgements in all of the areas of inspected. He joined the school in 2003, and has held positions as Deputy Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and Director of English.
He has, in the past, had responsibility for its Business and Enterprise specialist status and its role as a Leadership Partner School. He has supported a number of schools in challenging circumstances.
Mrs D Lebrett
Mrs Lebrett was appointed Headteacher of the Boys’ School in January 2016. Prior to this she was Assistant Headteacher with key responsibility for Teacher Development. She has also held positions as Deputy Headteacher and Head of English in Menorah High School for five years, as well as Head of English in Tiferes High School for seven years. She teaches English in Hasmonean to Key Stages Four and Five and is passionate about supporting teachers to achieve excellence in the classroom.
Born and bred in London, Rabbi Golker is a graduate of the Hasmonean High School.
After Hasmonean, Rabbi Golker learned in Yeshivat Kerem B’Yavneh and Mir and then took a law degree at UCL. He qualified as a solicitor at a City law firm but left law to pursue a career in teaching.
Rabbi Golker has been a popular and longstanding member of the Beis faculty and, before his appointment to the Head of Kodesh at the Girls’ school, was Head of Midrasha, the outstanding 6th Form Kodesh Programme at Hasmonean Girls.
Rabbi Golker is also a popular lecturer, giving shiurim in the wider community.
Mrs L Oskis
Mrs Oskis has been an employee of Hasmonean since 1994. As well as being an Assistant to the Executive Headteacher, she was also Director of Personnel & Human Resources for five years. In 2012, she became Head of Operations, overseeing several departments which include Administration, Information Technology, Bromcom (the school’s data base), Exams as well as Catering. Mrs Oskis played a leading role in the team who received accreditation for ‘Investors In People’ and has enabled Hasmonean to be awarded with ‘Customer Services Excellence’ status for three consecutive years.
Mr I Stuart
Senior Leadership Team
Rabbi H Cohen
After returning from a year in Yeshivat HaMivtar in Israel, Rabbi Cohen undertook a degree in Psychology at Westminster University, after which he then embarked on a career in education. Rabbi Cohen began teaching Jewish Studies at JFS, and gained QTS at King Solomon High School where he was promoted to Head of Department. During his time at King Solomon Rabbi Cohen completed the Ashdown Fellowship and in 2008 he received smicha from Pirchei Shoshanim and Zalman Nechemia Goldberg. After five successful years at King Solomon, Rabbi Cohen joined Yavneh College to help establish their Special Education Needs department, where he became a nationally accredited SENCo. Over the past four years he has enhanced his skills and been strongly involved with pastoral care. Rabbi Cohen recently finished an MA in Jewish Education at Birkbeck College, London.
Mrs M Langdon
After graduating from Cambridge University, Mrs Langdon completed her PGCE at the Institute of Education. She worked for 4 years at Kingsbury High School before taking on a role as KS3 coordinator in King Solomon High. During her 9 years there, she took on several roles including Head of Science. Mrs Langdon joined Hasmonean in 2007 as a Science teacher. She then went on to be the Head of Sixth Form at the Girls’ sschool before becoming Director of Learning for Science in May 2014. She subsequently took on the additional role of Director of Learning for Maths. She teaches Biology to KS4 and 5. She is also responsible for helping students who want to gain entry for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
Mr N Heddle
Mrs L Waugh
Mrs Waugh was appointed as Assistant Headteacher of Pastoral Strategy and Student Progress in September 2016. Mrs Waugh studied History at DeMontfort University and undertook a PGCE in Secondary History Education at Edgehill University. She began a career in education, teaching History at New College, Leicester and after three years helping the school progress from ‘special measures’ to ‘good’ she relocated to London. She joined Hasmonean in January 2008 as a History teacher, quickly undertaking roles within the pastoral element of the school, leading PSHE and Citizenship from April 2008. In this role she acquired the school Healthy Schools’ Status by working with the local education authority and with networking with other secondary schools, obtained the DCFS PSHE certification. Mrs Waugh furthered this transition into the pastoral department by successfully being appointed as Head of Year 7 in June 2009. In this capacity, she has worked closely with our primary feeder schools and built relationships with colleagues and parents. She is fully involved in the life and ethos of the school and completed the first Hasmonean Yad Vashem Programme in February 2012 and has since been involved in teaching Holocaust education at annual school events. Over the past six years (two separate years out for maternity leave), Mrs Waugh has enhanced her experience in the pastoral capacity by leading different key stages. She has also progressed to an Associate SLT positon, creating a special transition programme for Year 5 students known as the Step Up Programme which has been run across both sites since 2012. As well as in school achievements, Mrs Waugh is an accomplished Edexcel History examiner in GCSE and A-Level, she has been rated as the highest level of expert examiner for the eighth year.
Rabbi Muster joined Hasmonean in 1996 as a Kodesh and Mathematics teacher. He then went on to teach Maths at Gateshead Boarding School for 2 years before returning to London and back to Hasmonean. Rabbi Muster has held a number of roles, including Year Leader for Year 10 and 11 and Assistant Director of Kodesh for 10 years before taking on the role of Director of Learning for Kodesh boys for Years 7 to 10 in 2014. Rabbi Muster received Semicha and a MA from Jews’ College.
Mrs B Odze
Mrs Odze is a proud Hasmonean graduate and the Head of the Midrasha, the highly successful girls’ sixth form Jewish Studies program. After leaving Hasmonean Mrs Odze went onto to study in Jerusalem in Bnos Chava Teacher Training Seminary. After a degree in Maths and Computer Science she completed her PGCE in Maths. Mrs Odze has worked at Hasmonean for 10 years, prior to this she worked at Menorah High School for 6 years. Mrs Odze is also a Rebbetzin in South Hampstead Synagogue and lectures in the wider community.