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 ‘Quality of teaching is really impressive – in everything’ says happy parent but maths certainly has strong A level show, and Mandarin, drama, art, English, music, history all subject of special distinction in our feedback. Thriving music department, and like drama, commended for rich programme on offer and dedication of energetic staff. Music also v inclusive: ‘ My son has been able to participate in whatever he wanted at this school’ commented parent but ...


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Executive Head Teacher, North Bridge House Senior Schools

Brendan Pavey BSc PGCE MA. Has only ever worked as teacher and with over 20 years’ experience maintains that being a parent has been best qualification for job. Smartly dressed, well-cut suit and tie, and open, relaxed manner, he exudes quiet low-key authority. A father of four, holds impressive academic credentials: Geography BSc from Durham and further degrees courtesy of London’s prestigious Institute of Education. Originally geography and games teacher, journey as head started in 2013 at Long Close School, a co-ed independent in Slough and, like North Bridge, a Cognita school. Next step was North Bridge House Hampstead in 2017, and in an unusual move, the role was expanded to include North Bridge House Canonbury a couple of years later. Parents weren’t initially thrilled: ‘Bit nervous...

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