The Petchey Academy

Principal, Hackney, London

Inspiring and supporting every child to exceed expectations


Start date:                April or September 2020

Contract type:        Full Time

Salary:                        L36-L40 - more for an exceptional candidate
Contract term:       Permanent

The Petchey Academy is a standalone sponsor academy with 1147 students including a sixth-form. It is named after Sir Jack Petchey, a philanthropist and successful businessman. Our sponsor is the Jack Petchey Foundation.


We are looking to appoint an experienced and exceptional leader who can use their skills and strategic leadership to define the course and direction for an even brighter future for The Petchey Academy.  Our new Principal will be given the space to innovate in order to ensure that every student gives of and achieves their best.


Key to the Academy’s success will be your ability to raise staff and student expectations of themselves and ensuring a broad and inspiring curriculum and working with governors to maintain our solid financial foundations. You will have a whole-school improvement background and a passion for working in an inner-city school environment. 


You will build on ‘The Petchey Way’, a student-centred approach and a culture where students are encouraged to develop their talents and interests within and beyond the classroom. You will take the Academy from good to great.


For an informal conversation about the role, to book a visit or to request an application form, please contact Michael Watson on 020 8406 9689 or 077 4227 4680

Visits: 15th & 17th October & 6th & 8th November Closing: 9.00am 11th November  •  Interviews: 28th & 29th November

The Petchey Academy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.


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