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Who we are

Hackney Education is the education directorate for Hackney Council. We provide a range of statutory and traded services to support the education of children, young people and their families in the borough. We are part of the Children and Education group directorate within the Council. We work closely with all types of schools and settings in Hackney, and provide some traded services to schools and settings outside the borough.

Hackney schools have been on a transformational journey. We now have some of the very best state schools in country, and have consistently performed well above the national average, placing us in the top quartile when ranked against all local authorities in England. We're proud of these improvements, and the impact they have had on our residents cannot be underestimated.

We are highly ambitious for Hackney’s children and young people. Our fundamental purpose is to raise achievement and aspirations so that every child experiences success and is enabled to make a good start in life, regardless of where they live, where they go to school, or their family background. A key element of our success has been the maintenance of a strong and lasting partnership between all schools and the local authority.

Hackney Education provides a comprehensive offer of traded services to schools and settings both in and beyond Hackney.

We provide a broad range of services to schools across London and further afield. Our experts work across over 20 specialist service areas, ranging from Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Management, and Educational Psychology. Our teams include ex-headteachers, curriculum specialists and school business experts.

The Hackney Schools Group Board

The Hackney Schools Group Board 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, 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 improvement in education. 

Our Vision

Our mission is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner in Hackney 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 will:

  • provide the best possible support for our schools and settings, our children, young people and families;
  • encourage and challenge all Hackney schools and settings, individually and collectively, to develop or sustain exceptional education for all our young people;
  • champion the wellbeing and flourishing of all our Hackney children and young people, driving the shared work of all partners; and
  • promote our values in all aspects of our work.

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Hackney Education Human Resources

020 8820 7367 or 7683
This page was last modified on: 30 Mar 2024