The Trustees and Governors of Kisharon are pleased to
announce the appointment of Mr. Gerald Lebrett as Head
Teacher of the Kisharon Day School. Mr. Lebrett is currently
Deputy Head Teacher of the School.
Mr. Lebrett was born in London and educated at Hasmonean High
School following which he spent a number of years at Mercaz
HaTorah Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He obtained a BSc. (Hons) in
Computing from the London Guildhall University, following
which he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education
at the Institute of Education. Mr. Lebrett also holds an
Advanced Diploma in Special Needs and has many years of
experience working with people who have learning
disabilities. He is also a consultant to the Eitz Chaim
(special needs) school in Zurich and to the T'mimei Lev
School (special needs) in Manchester.
Mr. David Goodman, Kisharon's Executive Director, said: "It
is certainly not going to be an easy task to replace Mrs.
Chava Lehman who has been Head Teacher of the School for
nearly 25 years. A number of high caliber applicants were
interviewed and we are delighted that the Deputy Head, Gerald
Lebrett, applied for the post and has accepted the
appointment. He has demonstrated a total commitment to the
needs of the learning disabled child and represents the
balance between the religious and the National
Curriculum/therapeutic philosophy that underpins the success
of the school."
In response to Mr. Lebrett's promotion, Mrs. Chava Lehman
said: "Gerald was a `natural' at age 16 with our children but
has followed the professional road to being fully qualified.
This, together with his yeshiva background, fine character
and wonderful ideas, make him an ideal person to lead the
school. I hope other young men and women will follow his
example. As for me, I'll miss my colleagues and children very
much, but dream about slow breakfast with the newspaper!"
Mr. Lebrett is highly enthusiastic about his new post. "I am
honored to have been offered this wonderful opportunity to
lead the school forward by building on the foundations that
have established Kisharon's position within the Jewish
community." Mr. Lebrett and his wife Debbie have two young
children and are members of the Hendon Adass Shul.
Kisharon Day School is part of the family of services that
Kisharon provides which include a special autistic provision,
an adult vocational training center and a residential
Mr. Walter Bentley, Chairman of the Kisharon Trust, said,
"Words are insufficient to describe the tremendous work of
Chava Lehman over the past 24 years and I am sure that the
whole community joins me in wishing her well on her
retirement. I look forward to the School going from strength
to strength under the headship of Gerald Lebrett."
For more information call David Goodman, executive Director
at U.K. Tel: 020-8731-7009