Lesley Falconer brings deep and broad experience in running outstanding schools in the independent and maintained sector. She has been a headteacher for the last 14 years, a senior school leader for over 20, and also a science teacher and university lecturer. Lesley was also an independent schools’ inspector. She gained a first class degree at King’s College London in Microbiology and carried out three years research at Queen Mary College.
Andreas Wesemann, Chair of Governors of Hackney New School, said on her appointment: “We are delighted to have found Lesley and believe that her exceptional track record and experience in leading schools with a diverse body of pupils will be extremely valuable for developing HNS as an outstanding school.”