Head of Primary Teaching & Learning, Curriculum and Assessment

Head of Primary Teaching & Learning, Curriculum and Assessment


Band 7: FTE £80,000 - £85,000 p.a

Date Ending

March 28, 2022


Contract: Permanent, Full time 37hours per week

Salary: Band 7: FTE £80,000 – £85,000 p.a

Location: Hertfordshire, with the flexibility to be able to access and work within schools and trusts in neighbouring counties as required.

Are you an outstanding leader who is passionate about children’s learning outcomes?

Could you play a crucial role in developing teaching, learning and curriculum solutions to support pupils across our growing network?


We are looking for an outstanding individual to lead our Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Assessment teams, supporting primary schools and trusts in Hertfordshire and beyond.

At Herts for Learning, we believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live, their background or circumstances.

If you believe in the capacity of all learners to achieve great outcomes, through a great curriculum and exceptional teaching, and you want to make a positive contribution to the quality of education across the primary sector, we would love to hear from you.

As the UK’s largest School Company, we operate as a social enterprise on a not-for-profit basis and we are a leading provider of school improvement and business support services, training and resources, that enable schools, settings and trusts to deliver a great education. You can find out more about us here.

The successful candidate will oversee teams of Teaching, Learning and Assessment Advisers supporting Primary schools and trusts. The post is focused on advancing curriculum and pedagogical leadership to improve outcomes for all pupils, and so you will be responsible for developing and curating products and services that can be delivered both locally, and nationally on a remote and digital basis.

You will already be a highly successful individual within a senior leadership role, or with a senior teaching and learning/curriculum background. It is highly likely that you will have close experience of school inspections.

Your current post may be within a school, a trust, a teaching hub, a local authority, or an organisation providing services to educational settings.

You will be dynamic and diligent, have a proven track record in raising attainment and closing gaps, confident with digital delivery platforms, and demonstrate the ability to lead and inspire others.

You will be a clear strategic thinker, have a keen business sense, be self-motivated, flexible and be prepared to travel to trusts and schools as needed throughout Hertfordshire and beyond.

In return, we offer a competitive senior salary, together with a range of benefits including a generous employer pension contribution, 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days after five-years), company performance bonus, benefits schemes, professional development opportunities, family-friendly policies and hybrid working.

This is a great opportunity to join a diverse and successful team and to have a significant impact on the quality of education for pupils across a wide range of settings.


This advert closes on Monday 28th March at 9:00am.


Full role details and the criteria for applying are on our website and you can contact our Central Recruitment Team with any queries at hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk.

If you feel this role reflects your next opportunity but would like an informal discussion to find out more, you can also contact Rachel Macfarlane, our Director of Education Services, on 07913 973738.  

Head of Primary – Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Assessment Job Outline 2022

How to Apply


If you’re ready to apply, download and complete the HfL Application Forms along with the supporting statement, explaining how you meet the requirements of the job outline.

We are committed towards becoming an anti-racist organisation, and our recruitment statement is set out below in support of this.

Once completed, please submit your forms to hfl.recruitment@hertsforlearning.co.uk


HfL is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We insist on the equal treatment of all current and prospective colleagues and will never condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We encourage you to view our Black Lives Matter statement which gives clarity on our anti-racist stance. In our relentless efforts to be an anti-racist organisation, we recognise the negative impacts of under representation and lack of diversity in our organisation, our education system and in all aspects of our society. Therefore, for recruitment into any HfL post, where we have 2 or more candidates of equal merit, candidates with protected characteristics will be given advantage over candidates without such characteristics. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘tie-breaker’ and is referred to as ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act 2010.

Please note that if you are invited to interview, we will expect you to be prepared to discuss unconscious bias with us; we find these conversations more than any others give us all a good idea of what working together will be like.

To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to join us.