SIR PETER BIRKETT
As a British educator and entrepreneur with over 30 years experience, my ambition is to find and deliver innovative solutions that ensure every student regardless of their age, ability or background receives the very best education, training and progression opportunities.
Before setting up p5e, Teach International and The Kids learning Club I was employed as CEO for UK and Europe for GEMS Education – the largest provider of private education in the world.
Prior to this, I was employed as Director General and founder of the UKs first federation of schools and colleges.
It was September 2007, when we broke new ground becoming the 1st Further Education College in the country to sponsor two significantly underperforming secondary schools, create academies and form a federation. When I left the organisation in 2013 the academies were named number 1 and number 3 in the towns GCSE league table. These are the best GCSE results ever achieved in the history of these schools.
Also in 2013 the College was named the highest performing post 16 General Further Education College in the country for 16 – 18 year olds with a success rate of 94%, 2nd in the country for 19+ with a success rate of 90% and 2nd in the country for overall performance achieving a success rate of 93.2%.
I have been both a Government adviser and Director on several National Boards.
I have spoken and continue to present at national and international conferences around the world.
I HAVE LEARNED MORE FROM MY MISTAKES THAN MY SUCCESSES
TO LIVE A CREATIVE LIFE WE MUST LOSE OUR FEAR OF BEING WRONG
Breaking News Ground
1st FE College Academy sponsor (2007)
Founder and CEO of the 1st FE College Federation
Founder of the 1st Multi Academy Trust
Founder of the 1st College led Education Services Company
1st FE College Principal to be awarded National Leader in
Education status (NLE - 2011)
1st sponsor to turn an independent fee paying school into a primary Free School
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2013 Number one FE College in the UK with a 94% success rate
Turned 2 bottom of league table schools to number 1 and 3 in the town.
Secured Education Investor “Best School Operator” national award (Nov 2013)
Named in “chain reaction” – best academy sponsor with disadvantaged pupils (Sutton Trust report 2013)
Runner-up Education Investor most outstanding contribution by individual (Nov 2012)
Highgate Hill House School (of which I am the Founder) has been shortlisted for three national awards, including 'New Market Entrant' and 'Education Business of the Year' at the 2018 Education Investor Awards 2018 and 'Special Needs Initiative' at the TES Independent School Awards 2019