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£0000 - Volunteer

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Sessional - xx hours per week

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Children & Education


Hackney Education

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Hackney Schools Group Board Member [Hackney Education]

Directorate Hackney Council

Service Hackney Education

Salary range Voluntary

Work pattern Sessional, Fixed Term

Grade Voluntary

Closing date 3-Aug-2021

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About Hackney Schools Group Board

In recent years, Hackney schools have become some of the best state schools in the country. 

Our vision is to improve the life chances of every child and learner and make Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK. 

The Hackney School’s Group Board exists to involve headteachers further in developing long term strategy for the content and shape of education in our borough. 

It plays an important role in the strategic direction for Hackney education. We want to see the Hackney family of schools continue to work together, developing the best possible provision for all our children and young people.

The board brings together representatives from schools across the borough, as well as independent experts and councillors, to provide a long term steer to system and school improvement in Hackney.

It acts as an advisory board to the Director of Education, involving a broad range of voices and opinions in shaping improvements in education. It involves headteachers in steering local policy; it facilitates schools and professionals working closely together to share and grow expertise.

The HSGB is designed to engage all Hackney schools in system improvement and be the practical manifestation of school system leadership. Conceived as a ‘think tank’, the Board steers local improvement in Hackney through enquiry and research, using its unique role and position in relation to the Council and the school network to promote participation.

Details of the role

Hackney Schools Group Board is seeking to recruit two headteacher/principal or executive headteacher/principal board members, though applications from other senior leaders are welcomed. You will be committed to using your professional experience and insights as a school leader in Hackney to support the leadership of an exceptional local education system.

Further information about this role can be found here in the Candidate Information Pack.

To apply for this role, please use this link. You will be required to provide your personal details, reference details, and to upload a supporting statement.  

The closing date is Tuesday 3rd August and interviews will be held in September.

Closing date: Tuesday, 3 August 2021 

Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures. 

Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve –and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive. 

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people and people from a black and ethnic minority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.