This job expired on 11 June 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    11 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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£62,303.00 - £67,879.00 Annually (Actual)

Assistant Head Teacher-STEM- across two schools job summary

Assistant Headteacher Post (Internal applicants only)

Eko Pathways & Pathways Schools- STEM

Apply by: Friday 07th June 2024

Interviews will be held on: 14th June 2024

Start Date: 1st September 2024

Salary: Leadership scale 6-10

Location: Eko Pathways (East Ham) and Pathways School (Dagenham)

Contract type: Eko Trust leadership contract

Eko Trust is a family of good and outstanding schools situated across London and Suffolk. Collaborating seamlessly, we are dedicated to cultivating a supportive environment where our collective goal is to constantly learn and innovate, striving to deliver unparalleled educational outcomes for the children under our care. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact in education and thrive in a collaborative, progressive atmosphere, this is the perfect opportunity to contribute to a community committed to excellence.

Eko Pathways and Pathways are both special schools for pupils aged 5-16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Almost all pupils are eligible for Free School Meals and qualify for Pupil Premium. The schools have over 150 pupils and this is expected to grow in response to growing local need.

The new post of joint Assistant Headteacher across the two schools has been created to support the development of high quality STEM provision that makes best use of the combined teaching expertise, capacity and resources. Each school has primary and secondary phase leaders. The postholder will be expected to effectively facilitate and lead collaboration and development of good practice in teaching, learning and curriculum in each phase of the school.

The post is part of a joint leadership team led by the Executive Principal.

The Assistant Head plays a significant role in school leadership.

Particular responsibilities:-

  • To be an exemplary classroom practitioner

  • To make a significant contribution to school improvement

  • To be involved in strategic and operational planning

  • To promote creative curriculum development

  • To build constructive, professional relationships with all staff and partners

  • To promote the well being of all children

  • To have a significant impact across both schools as a result of their leadership.

Particular responsibilities of the Assistant Head are:

  • To ensure all children are experiencing challenging learning in line with the school’s Learning Policy and Teaching Policy.

  • To coordinate challenging and engaging provision for all children.

  • To work in partnership with Subject Leaders to develop outstanding practice across the curriculum at both schools.

  • To provide reflective professional dialogue and training for all staff, where needed.

  • To develop school knowledge and expertise in areas of specific need.

  • To ensure data available both internally and externally is used to impact children’s learning.

  • To continue to develop provision for all children through effective liaison with SENCos and inclusion teams across both schools.

Person Specification

The Assistant Head will:

  • Have excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrate expertise and understanding of primary phase school improvement

  • Demonstrate an excellent understanding the learning needs of SEMH pupils

  • Have a clear vision for the primary and secondary curriculum at both schools

  • Be able to implement successfully a strategic plan

  • Be a reflective practitioner who shows a willingness to innovate.

  • Be able to lead and work within a team successfully

  • Show a commitment to working with parents

  • Have the confidence to lead the school in the absence of the HT and DHT.

Our school can offer:

  • Supportive and friendly staff who work together as a team

  • Forward-thinking approaches to learning, professional development, and school improvement

  • Continuous professional development & learning opportunities

  • Employee benefits scheme offering great discounts from a range of brands

  • Salary sacrifice schemes such as Cycle to Work

  • Employee Assistance Programme offering 24/7 access to a confidential employee helpline staffed by trained counsellors

  • Access to private GP services, counselling, financial wellbeing advice, physiotherapy, and other specialist services

  • Family-friendly policies and options for flexible working

  • A commitment to your career aspirations and professional development

  • A clear vision for the future and strong values of care, collaboration, commitment, confidence and creativity.

Visits are welcomed. Please contact Smitha Ravi on ekopathwaysinfo@ekotrust.org.uk to arrange this or for any further information.

To apply, please visit

Eko Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending our schools. As the duties of this post involve regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidate will be conditional upon an Enhanced DBS check being completed. This post is also subject to a satisfactory probationary period and medical clearance.

Closing date for applications: 07 June 2024.

Interview date: 14 June 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Eko Pathways

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
72 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

School location

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