With over twenty years’ experience as a teacher and in the last decade, as a headteacher, Brendan has worked across the age groups in both single sex and co-educational environments and at three excellent independent schools before joining North Bridge House. He brings a wealth of experience as an educator and a leader to his dual role as Headteacher of North Bridge House Senior Schools – Canonbury and Hampstead, instilling a passion for a forward-thinking approach to teaching and learning.
Brendan first joined NBH Senior Hampstead in 2017 and since then the school has achieved record results for two years in a row and secured its prominent ranking in the Sunday Times Results tables. Brendan's philosophy is that schools should be great fun places to come to work and to learn - and that by setting the expectations levels very high, whilst supporting rather than pressurising pupils, excellent academic outcomes will follow.
Extending his role as Headteacher across the ‘Outstanding’ and fellow high-achieving NBH Senior Canonbury this academic year, Brendan is looking to implement best practice across both NBH Senior Schools, maintaining that happy children learn best. His and the NBH focus is firmly on the whole child, their whole environment, and their well-being, ensuring students are happy and removing all potential barriers to learning to give them the best possible life chances.
Brendan studied Geography at Durham (Hatfield College) before completing his PGCE in Secondary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Following that he completed his MA in Geography in Education. Brendan is married to Sarah and together they have four teenage children (Madeleine, Isabelle, Grace and Freddie). As a result, Mr Pavey brings an innate sense of understanding with regards to the challenges and rewards of guiding children on the transition from pre-teen to young adult. He has been a guest speaker at the Wellington Festival of Education as well as at many Cognita Conferences, and featured in the press on educational topics including mixed ability, noisy classrooms, and student wellbeing.