John Rendel

About John Rendel
  • Founder, PEAS

John Rendel is the Founder of PEAS, the leading non-state affordable secondary school chain in Africa. PEAS began as a single school that John helped co-found in Uganda in 2002.

Having graduated with a degree in PPE from Oxford University, John joined the first cohort of 'Teach First' teachers in London. In 2005, with the first school in Uganda having grown to 500 students, John began working full time to replicate the success of the school by establishing a growing network in which schools' running costs were funded locally through low-fees and Public Private Partnership (PPP) grants. PEAS now educates over 1% of secondary school students in Uganda and has established a landmark PPP deal with the Government of Zambia. The success of the charity, which now employs roughly 1000 staff, has led to a series of awards including Overall Charity of the Year at the UK Charity Awards. In April of 2018, John will be stepping down as PEAS's CEO and beginning work as a public speaker and freelance consultant specialising in school Leadership/improvement and education system reform


Collaborating to Meet the SDGs

06 Jun 2018

Read session notes here. Session Description The world has set 169 Sustainable Development targets to be met by 2030. One way of making progress is to invest strategically in what works. This session will explore how the potential of a…Read More

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