• Required for September 2020 or sooner
  • Pay scale: L21-27 (inclusive of Outer London Weighting)

Inspiring Learners, Changing Lives

Hacton Primary School is truly an outstanding place to be. Its consistent high performance and excellent reputation are a testament to the love for learning culture that pervades all aspects of its work. Hacton Primary School is one big happy family in which everyone genuinely cares for one another, everyone is known personally, and all individuals feel supported and valued.

This exciting position will require you to build on the enduring success of the school to maintain its “Outstanding” status and its strong ethos whilst nudging it forward to address the challenges that lie ahead in the broader educational landscape.

You should be able to demonstrate the impact of your leadership on the improvement journey of the school (s) you have led. Evidence of working with schools beyond your own institution in order to improve the quality of education they deliver would be a strong advantage. You will be personable with children and adults and a dynamic, engaging leader able to motivate others and distribute leadership effectively. You will share ELAT’s values of: Passion; Respect: Inclusion: Challenge and Openness.

Hacton Primary School was graded Outstanding” by Ofsted in 2015 and became part of the Empower Learning Academy Trust (ELAT) in September 2018 to become the lead school within the Trust’s soon to be formed Primary Hub. The school also has a specially resources hearing impaired unit.

ELAT is a small, local trust with strong values. We believe that teaching really can be transformational for students’ lives. Our Teaching School and our focused school improvement support show evidence that we “walk the talk”. The head teacher will benefit from the support of our CEO who is a National Leader of Education.

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Application Form

Deadline for applications:

Please forward your completed application to Mrs Sue Holgate @ by 12:00pm on Friday 6th March 2020 at 12:00pm Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Further information:

If you require a tour of the School, an informal meeting with the CEO or for any further assistance please contact Mrs Sue Holgate, Head of HR, on 01708 730244 or via e-mail at


As an equal opportunities employer applicants are welcome regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. Hacton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure. This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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