Editorial – 15th December 2022

Dear Parents and Carers


We write to inform you that the Interim Headteacher of Hasmonean High School for Boys will be Mrs Miriam Langdon.


The competition for the role was very fierce and the strength of the field was incredibly impressive.


Mrs Langdon is well known to many of you already. She studied Natural Sciences at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. She has been a member of Hasmonean since 2007 and was runner up in The Royal Society Biology Teacher of the Year awards in 2017. She has occupied roles as Head of Sixth Form, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Person, Head of Science, Head of Maths, Timetabler and Assistant Headteacher – Curriculum and Data at Hasmonean and occupied roles at other Jewish and non-Jewish schools prior to Hasmonean.


Mrs Langdon will take up her position from January 2023.


We are confident that Mrs Langdon has the skills, experience and personal qualities to lead the Boys’ School until a new substantive Headteacher is appointed, following on from the excellent stewardship of Mrs Lebrett.


Mrs Langdon will work closely with Menahel Rabbi Golker to ensure that all decisions are made in accordance with the school’s ethos of Torah im Derech Eretz.


The process to recruit a substantive Headteacher for the Boys’ School is underway. An announcement about the outcome will be made later this academic year.


We are deeply indebted to Mrs Lebrett for her sterling work in leading the Boys’ School since 2015 and wish her continued success in her future career.


Wishing everyone a Happy Chanukah.


With kind regards,


Andrew McClusky, CEO – Hasmonean MAT

Yossi Halberstadt, Chair of Local Governing Body – Hasmonean High School for Boys

Gary Swabel, Chair of Trustees – Hasmonean MAT



Dear Parents and Carers


I am delighted to have accepted the Interim Headteacher role at Hasmonean High School for Boys. I look forward to building on the excellent work of Mrs Lebrett over the coming months.


Having been a member of the school for many years, I have a clear understanding of it and will work closely with Rabbi Golker to ensure that its ethos remains strong and all-pervading. As I take up my new position, I intend to be a visible presence in the corridors and classrooms and will be talking to students and staff over the coming weeks.


If you have any concerns about the school and you need to be in contact, then please do email me.


I wish you all a Happy Chanukah and am looking forward to working with your children in the new term.


Mrs Miriam Langdon

Interim Headteacher – Hasmonean High School for Boys