Director of Primary Education, Hackney

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Mossbourne FederationHackney

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive (dependent on experience)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Primary Education

Salary – Competitive (dependent on experience)

Start date – January 2020

Work pattern – Full time

Contract – Permanent

Closing date – 22 October 2019

Interview dates – TBC


The Director of Primary Education will have oversight of strategic Leadership and Management, defining and delivering the vision and objectives of the Federation. They will provide first class leadership and embed the ethos of aspiration, success and high standards across each school. They will ensure that each school has a robust school improvement plan and support is in place and evaluated. They will create and support a collaborative, aspirational and innovative culture of learning across the Federation, creating a climate for learning and a system of monitoring and intervention that enables all students to thrive.

The four main challenges for this newly created role will be to:

  • Actively lead and manage on the expansion of the primary school cluster
  • Produce, share and implement a strategic vision for the primary schools
  • Lead, manage and support MPA to produce and maintain outstanding academic outcomes and to
  • Support MRA to continue to produce outstanding academic outcomes as the school increases in pupil numbers

What we are looking for:

  • A candidate with superb communication, organisation and leadership skills to join the senior leadership team
  • Experience of having led and managed a high-performing team
  • A sound commercial acumen and commitment to evidence-led performance management and intervention
  • Manage budgets in accordance with delegations from the governing body, ensuring effective financial control at all levels
  • Ability to motivate, develop and hold your team to deliver results
  • Ability to build and maintain close and effective partnerships with other schools engaging in similar challenges, an engaged Governing Body, a committed and ambitious group of parents and a wide group of stakeholders
  • Excellent teacher who is able to work with students of all abilities and enable them to achieve exceptional results
  • An unbreakable commitment to the highest levels of education for all students
  • Raise aspirations, expectations and achievement of all students regardless of ability
  • Commitment to the safeguarding of students
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and friendly approach
  • Professional manner at all times
  • A degree in an appropriate discipline and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

If you are passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to personal excellence and are ready for a new challenge, we welcome your application. For further information about the role, please refer to the recruitment pack.

To apply for this position, please follow the link to our website and complete an application form at 

NB:  Applications may be considered whilst the post is being advertised. Mossbourne Federation reserves the right to close adverts earlier than the stated deadline.

“The Mossbourne Federation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.”

More about Mossbourne Federation
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Mossbourne Community Academy, 100 Downs Park Road, Hackney, London, E5 8JY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8525 5200