Principal, Hackney

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The Petchey AcademyHackney

Date posted:
Start date: April or September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary: L36-L40 - more for an exceptional candidate
Contract term: Permanent

The Petchey Academy
Inspiring and supporting every child to exceed expectations


The Petchey Academy is a standalone sponsor academy with 1,147 students including a sixth-form. It is named after Sir Jack Petchey, a philanthropist and successful businessman. Our sponsor is the Jack Petchey Foundation. The ethos of the academy was inspired by Sir Jack’s maxim “If I think I can, I can”. We aim to instil in our students confidence, resilience and a positive mindset that they are capable of achieving their goals and ambitions.

We are looking to appoint an 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. Key to the Academy’s success will be your ability to raise staff and student expectations of themselves while ensuring a broad and inspiring curriculum and working with governors to maintain our solid financial foundations. The academy is committed to inclusion of all students, ensuring that teaching stretches the most able whilst supporting those who need it.

Our new Principal will be given the space to innovate in order to ensure that every student gives of and achieves their best. 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 lead by example and be able to inspire our dedicated staff team, our diverse student body, governors, parents and others to ensure that every student achieves their best.

The right candidate will be an experienced leader (either an existing headteacher or an experienced deputy) with a solid whole-school improvement background and a passion for working in an inner-city school environment. You will be an exceptional leader who can motivate, inspire and raise aspirations to make The Petchey Academy one of the best schools in Hackney for all-round excellence and a school of choice for parents, carers and students.

How to Apply

Further information can be found on

For an informal conversation about the role or to book a visit, 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.

More about The Petchey Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London, E8 2EY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7275 1500
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 The Petchey Academy is committed to ensuring that every child will exceed national expectations whilst experiencing a wide and exciting range of opportunities, both within and outside of the classroom, to equip them with the...