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Curriculum Director of the Arts, Technology and Sport

The Petchey AcademyHackney

Salary: Leadership Scale L10-L14

Status: Permanent

Location: Hackney

Interview: 2 day interview process, week commencing 24th May 2021

Are you a successful and experienced Middle Leader or Assistant Headteacher looking for your next challenge? We are currently recruiting for a Curriculum Director for The Arts and Sport to join our leadership team.

In a post commensurate with that of an Assistant Headteacher, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in driving up standards in the Arts and Sports. As a member of the Academy’s Leadership Team you will manage, and be accountable for, the work of the subjects in your curriculum cluster, and the progress of students within it.

The successful candidate will:

• Have successful experience as Head of Faculty, Assistant Head or equivalent, in a challenging urban comprehensive setting.

• Be a successful classroom practitioner in one of the subjects represented in the cluster (Physical Education, Performing Arts, Art and Design, Design Technology).

• Lead the planning, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the quality of learning, teaching assessment and student progress in their area.

• Lead professional development of staff through example and support, ensuring that staff development needs are identified and that appropriate programmes are devised to meet such needs.

• Raise standards in all subjects represented within the curriculum cluster.

• Lead  and manage a whole school responsibility.

The Petchey Academy, under the patronage of Jack Petchey is dedicated to enabling young people to aspire and succeed. We have adopted his motto and encourage our students to truly believe “If I think I can….I can!”

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend The Petchey Academy, then we are keen to hear from you.

Please note The Petchey Academy reserve the right to close the job advertisement earlier.


The Petchey Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

A Section 128 check will be carried out on individuals applying for any role that retains or has been delegated any management responsibilities under the terms of a direction made by the Secretary of State for Education.


The Petchey Academy is committed to promoting equality for all students and employees. Every individual will be treated with courtesy and respect and their contribution to the learning process will be valued.

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend The Petchey Academy, then we are keen to hear from you.

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