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  • Employer: Pathways School
  • Reference: TLRs/21/146896
  • Published: Mon 29/03/2021, 11:50 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 23/04/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £30,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Pathways School, Barking & Dagenham

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 Secondary Teacher at Pathways School

Preferred specialiams: Humanities/RE 

Salary: MPS + SEN Allowance

Contract type: Full-time

Start Date: September 2021

Are you creative, courageous and resilient and want to make a real, tangible difference to children and young people’s lives?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a secondary teacher in a unique special school for pupils with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs in the London borough of Barking & 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, 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 teaching within the secondary phase, with preferably a specialism in Humanities and RE. As our school caters for young people with a wide range of needs, candidates will need to be flexible in the delivery of the curriculum and be experienced in planning for educational needs across the full ability range.

Candidates may come from a mainstream or a special school background. We pride ourselves in supporting staff development and there will be leadership opportunities for the right candidate.

Eko Trust and Pathways school offer:

  • An excellent induction programme including regular and frequent team debriefs 
  • Opportunities to take part in group supervision, 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 
  • A very supportive and widely experienced team
  • Access to School Advisory Service which includes GP consultations, counselling, referrals to physiotherapy and other specialist services at no cost
  • Opportunity to join the Trust Talented Leaders programme for developing leadership
  • Access to a wide set of professionals for expert support e.g. CAMHS, Educational psychology
  • The opportunity to gain accreditation - e.g.NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH,  Level 3 Leadership programme, Senior Leader Apprenticeship (MA level)


Closing date for applications: Friday 23rd April  2021

Interviews will be held: week beginning 10th May 2021


Only Applications submitted on the Eko Trusts application form will be accepted. CV applications will not be considered.
Please contact Amanda Marquis (amarquis@ekotrust.org.uk) for further details, 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 the Trust 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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