This job expired on 15 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    15 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary
Pro rata Salary - £18,400.91 (Take Home)

Job summary

Education Support Worker Post

Full Time Salary – £23,377
Pro rata Salary - £18,400.91 (Take Home)
32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Start date: January 2022 or before if available

Are you creative, courageous and resilient and want to make a real, tangible difference to children and young people’s lives?
We have a range of fantastic opportunities for Education Support Workers in a unique special school for pupils with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs in the London borough of Barking and Dagenham, a diverse urban area.
Pathways School is a small special school, currently catering for pupils from KS2 to KS4 and offering a curriculum based on a child’s right to ‘Learn, Grow and Thrive’. We absolutely believe that all our children and young people deserve to achieve and succeed and will do so, with the right guidance and academic and pastoral support.
The school joined Eko Trust, a family of good and outstanding schools in Hackney, Newham and Suffolk, in September 2019. As we continue to grow as a Trust, this is an exciting time for a new person to join the team to help shape the school on its journey.
The ideal candidate will have successful experience of Education Support Worker work across the full ability range in ideally an SEMH special school background. We expect high performance and high standards from all our staff and pride ourselves on our team approach and flexible and creative approach in meeting the needs of all our pupils.
Eko Trust and Pathways School offer:
● An excellent induction programme including regular and frequent team debriefs
● Opportunities to take part in group supervision and reflection and in school coaching and to participate in the Eko SEMH schools network (Pathways is one of two SEMH special schools in the Trust)
● Access to First Aid and Team Teach Training
● Opportunities to access professional development, including apprenticeships
● A very supportive and widely experienced team

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th October
Interviews will be held: week beginning 18th October

Please note: CV applications will not be considered. Only application completed on the trusts application form will be accepted.

A visit to Pathways is strongly recommended. Please contact Amanda Marquis ( for further details, to arrange a visit, an application pack or to speak to a member of the senior leadership team.
Eko Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A criminal record check via the DBS will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. A comprehensive screening process, including a disclosure check, will be undertaken on all applicants.

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 6 to 19
Education phase
School size
36 pupils enrolled
Age range
6 to 19
Contact phone number
0203 917 6900

About Pathways School

Pathways is a new all-through special school for pupils with severe Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, who, for a variety of reasons find mainstream school challenging to manage. The school is part of the Eko Trust family of schools. As an Eko School there is a focus on innovating practice and inspiring teachers and support staff by collaborating with staff from other schools. Eko Trust is now a group of 6 schools, 2 of which are SEMH settings.

Arranging a visit to Pathways School

School visits can be arranged via email or telephone

Email - amarquis
Telephone - 0203 917 6900

School location

40 Thames Road, Barking, IG11 0HZ

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