MMK Staff 

Meet the Senior Leadership Team 


MMK is very fortunate to have experienced and dynamic teachers leading the school.


Mrs Miriam Kaye 


Miriam has been the headteacher of MMK since September 2019. She has worked in education since 2000. She was previously the Deputy Head and SENCo for 7 years at Sacks Morasha JPS. In 2015, she attained her  SENCO accreditation having passed the National Award for SENCO accreditation. 

Miriam has a clear vision to lead our school and this is noted in our most recent Ofsted inspection in November 2021. 

‘Leaders and governors have a good understanding of the school’s current strengths and areas for development. They have appropriate plans in place that are being implemented at pace and are closely monitored’ 

Miriam is an annual lecturer for the LSJS BA Jewish Education Program where she lectures on Assessment.  

Mr Matthew Smerin 

Deputy Headteacher 

Matt has been the Deputy Head at MMK for 5 Years. He holds a number of other responsibilities, which include Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), Assessment Lead, Computing Lead and he shares part of the SENCo role by looking after children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. He also has the privilege of being a class teacher (part-time). 

Prior to working at MMK, he taught at Naima Jewish Preparatory School in Maida Vale for 5 years. There, he was part of the Senior Leadership Team and taught predominantly in Key Stage 2. He has been in education since 2012, completing his teacher training with the London School of Jewish Studies. Before becoming a teacher, he was Operations Manager for an international translation agency, which linked to his other passion which is languages. As an educator, he has always taken a keen interest in children’s mental health and wellbeing, and has recently begun the Place2Be Mental Health Champions course.


Miss Rachel Coleman 

Head of Jewish Studies 


Rachel has been a Jewish Studies teacher in a variety of London schools for over nineteen years and became Head of Jewish Studies at MMK in 2018. Her keen interest in music has led to music being creatively intertwined with the Jewish Studies curriculum.  She has also been instrumental in developing groundbreaking creative ideas including a thinking skills programme, enhanced Hebrew reading material, J.S. related computing and an interactive activities programme for Jewish general knowledge. 



Mrs Francesca Saltman 


Previously, Francesca was a classroom teacher for over 10 years and has taught in the majority of year groups across key stages 1 and 2 - particularly enjoying Upper Key Stage 2. She was Maths Lead for many years, has mentored trainee teachers and has developed and mapped curriculum.  

Francesca is passionate about making lessons creative, fun, resourceful and accessible. Francesca studied Philosophy at Leeds University and completed her PGCE at the Institute of Education.  

Francesca is currently attending UCL and the Institute of Education to complete her SENDco Accreditation Award. 

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