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A message from Principal Designate, Jan Balon

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for your interest in the London Academy of Excellence, Tottenham – The Place for Academic Rigour. I am thrilled to be offering the opportunity to join me as a founding staff member of this hugely exciting project. The London Academy of Excellence, Tottenham will harness the support of its principal education sponsor Highgate School, as well as our nine other independent school partners and our business sponsor, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, to transform the life chances of the most ambitious and motivated students from Haringey and beyond. Using the model of the phenomenally successful London Academy of Excellence Stratford, we will become a beacon of academic excellence in the East of Haringey.

The London Academy of Excellence, Tottenham is first and foremost looking for intellectual and passionate subject experts with the skills and personality to fire the imaginations of intelligent and motivated A Level students. Our staff will be dedicated to helping students achieve the very best A Level grades, university outcomes and employment prospects. To support this, staff members will be offered unrivalled opportunities to work collaboratively with our partners, with each academic department receiving support from a link department at a partner independent school.

As part of the founding team, you will need a pioneering spirit and a willingness to immerse yourself in all aspects of the curricular and co-curricular offering of the school. You will care deeply for students and be able and willing to offer outstanding pastoral care and academic mentoring. Above all, you will need a positive outlook and a fundamental desire to improve social mobility.

Candidates with questions regarding the role should contact Sarah Butterworth on 0208 347 2174 or email

I hope you share my excitement for this project and I look forward to receiving your application.

Yours sincerely,
Jan Balon

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Left Jan Balon, right Adam Pettitt
About LAE Tottenham

Recruitment Information

As our principal education sponsor, Highgate School will be supporting LAE Tottenham in the recruitment of all posts in the first year and as such applications will be handled by Highgate School’s website and Human Resources Team. Contracts will be issued by LAE Tottenham and successful applicants will become employees of LAE Tottenham.