Ever since I started secondary school my dream was to study at Loughborough University. It gave me the focus and drive to balance my time between both academic studies and sport to achieve the GCSEs and A-levels I needed to study Sport & Exercise Science at Loughborough. 

Whilst studying A-Level English, Biology, Psychology and PE, I also took sport very seriously and was selected to play for England U19 Women’s Rugby Team. From then on I worked my way up the ladder to eventually captain England in the 7s World Series in 2012. As well as pursuing my England sporting career I also became a teacher, initially teaching part time to balance my busy training and playing schedule.

Now I am retired from playing for England and am able to focus fully on my teaching career, although I still play for Saracens in my free time and we are currently Premiership Champions for 2017/18. I am lucky enough to be starting my eighth year teaching at The Petchey Academy, working with a very experienced and inspiring group of teachers.   

Leading the Sixth Form for the past 3 years has been the most rewarding part of my 11 year teaching career because of the opportunity I have every day to support students in the final stages at The Petchey Academy before they embark on either Apprenticeships or University. I feel very honoured to have worked with our top students to ensure they reach their full potential. Results Day has become one of the best days of my year as I have the chance to see all the students hard work pay off. From working in London for 11 years I can honestly say students that choose to continue their studies with us in Year 12 & 13 will be given very best opportunities available to a 16 year old. I feel confident that when a student completes their studies in our Sixth Form they will have been given every possible chance to reach their full potential and be prepared for the next step in their career.

Sixth Form Lead:
Ms S Green

Sixth Form Lead End of Term Letter


Hello my Name is Muhammad Hussain and I am the Assistant Year Lead of sixth form. I have been involved in this role for three years and thoroughly enjoy being part of the team. I deal with the pastoral care of our sixth formers, so I try and effectively meet the personal, social (well-being) and academic needs of students.

I also teach GCSE Arabic for years 7-11 and have been doing so for seven years at the academy. I feel this helps build positive relationships and assists with students making an informed decision to stay on to our sixth form, knowing that I will be there to support them.

I am the Career Ready Co-ordinator. This is an initiative which provides our young adults to prepare for the world of work. The students are always advised to take on extra-curricular opportunities to further enhance and develop themselves and this is what they get an ample amount of at The Petchey Academy.

I studied Arabic at Westminster University and later did my PGCE at Goldsmiths in Modern Foreign Languages.

I thrive on seeing our year 13s applying to top universities and apprenticeships. It’s always great to see our alumni students come back and share their success stories.

We always strive to help our students succeed to the best of their ability and are always at hand to provide them with the necessary support and guidance to help achieve it. 

Assistant Sixth Form Lead:

Mr M Hussain