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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £80,946 and £88,890

Pay scale

Leadership Scale Point Range, Group 5, L21-L25

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit an inspiring individual as Academy Principal, who can lead the school in its continued success and maintain and develop the school/trust values and ethos.

We are looking for an exceptional individual who;

  • Has a clear vision and ambition for 21st Century SEND education, supported by a sound understanding of what makes an excellent specialist school
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the curriculum and what constitutes highly effective teaching, learning and assessment for pupils with complex learning difficulties and a wide range of disabilities, including social/communication needs
  • Understands, and empathises with, the lives of children and their families living with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Can inspire and motivate others to be aspirational for all pupils
  • Is an approachable listener, with excellent interpersonal and ‘people management’ skills
  • Values partnership working and collaboration (both within and outside of the trust)

What the school offers its staff

Following a recent public consultation, Hatchside School will now move into its next phase of development and a second building, enabling us to expand to offer an additional 64 places progressing our provision into KS2/Juniors. Moving into an adapted building, within the site of a local highly inclusive primary school, the new Academy Principal should be a forward-thinking, dynamic and creative individual, with previous successful experience as a Headteacher or experienced Deputy Headteacher, who will be able to support this exciting new initiative and period of growth.

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrum Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment.

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About Hatchside School

School type
Free School, ages 2 to 7
School size
42 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 7

Hatchside School opened in April 2021 as a new 64 place special school, in response to the growing numbers of pupils requiring specialist placements. It’s curriculum and practice are founded on the principles of early intervention and assessment, particularly as pupils are currently aged 2-7 (EYFS/KS1). We admit pupils who have severe and profound learning difficulties with a range of special educational needs including; Sensory impairments/Autistic spectrum disorders/associated behaviours/physical and medical needs. The school serves a multi ethnic population, which reflects the diversity of the borough and East London.

Arranging a visit to Hatchside School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@astrum-mat.org.

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