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Head of Learning Area for Mathematics

Mossbourne Community AcademyHackney

Salary – Leadership Pay Scale

Start date – 1st September 2023 [SLT day 29th August and Inset days 30th and 31st August 2023]

Work pattern – Full time

Contract – Permanent

Closing date – 20th February 2023

Interview dates – TBC

Location – Mossbourne Community Academy, 100 Downs Park Road, Hackney, E5 8JY


The Mossbourne Federation is actively seeking to increase the proportion of our workforce who come from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people of Black, Asian and other minority ethnic descent. 

Injustice, discrimination and intolerance go against the core tenets of the Mossbourne ethos. We actively reject discrimination in our academies through continuous review of our working policies & practices across the federation, including at board level.  

We are committed to developing and supporting inclusivity, diversity & anti-racism in every facet of what we do. 

We are seeking an outstanding leader and Maths practitioner who is ready to join the Extended Leadership Team and lead one of the most diverse learning areas in the academy. The Maths Learning Area is known for its collaborative and friendly staff who are at the forefront of teaching and learning within the Academy. You will be responsible for overseeing 18 members of staff with a range of experience. Over 200 year 11 students sit their maths GCSE at Mossbourne every year. Maths is the most popular A level choice at the Mossbourne Sixth Form with approximately 100 students in each year group choosing to study it. The department also offers Further Maths A Level, which is a popular choice. We are looking for someone with the vision, grit and academic acumen to support and develop the Learning Area’s success. We would encourage applications from teachers with experience leading a maths department as well as middle leaders who are looking to make the step up to their first head of department role. The ability to teach Maths at Key Stage 5 is an advantage but not a pre-requisite. 

Working for a Mossbourne Federation Academy means being part of a community of exceptional practitioners. Colleagues are warm, welcoming and supportive of each other. As one of the country’s leading federations, expectations of staff are high. The Mossbourne Federation engages with, and supports its workforce, thus creating an inspirational working environment which nurtures the development of personal and professional excellence.

Set within the metropolitan borough of Hackney, all Mossbourne Federation academies are in close proximity to London Overground stations, providing a no-fuss commute for colleagues living in other London boroughs. London’s fashionable ‘East and West Ends’, are also only a short distance away. 

Federation staff are rewarded through access to a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to;

  • ­  First Rate Professional Development
  • ­  Teacher Training Programme
  • ­  Season Ticket Loans
  • ­  MossBike Cycle to work scheme
  • ­  Coaching & Mentoring
  • ­  Employee Assistance Programme
  • ­  Corporate Gym Membership
  • ­  Discounts at local restaurants
  • ­  Recruitment Applicant Awards (For Academic Referrals)
  • ­  The Mossbourne Allowance (conditions apply)

If you are passionate about innovative education, have a commitment to personal excellence and are ready for a new challenge, we welcome your application.

 Please note that CVs or incomplete application forms will not be considered. All other applications will be considered; however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Mossbourne Federation reserves the right to close adverts earlier than the stated deadline.

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

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.

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