Head Teacher, Newham

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Eleanor Smith SchoolNewham

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London L21-27
Contract term: Permanent

Dynamic and Inspirational Head Teacher required for Eleanor Smith School

A fantastic opportunity for an innovative, creative, courageous and resilient Head Teacher to grow, nurture and lead a unique special school in an ethnically diverse inner-city area.

Eleanor Smith is a special school for children with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs, with a therapeutic approach. It has places for between 77 and 112 children and young people.

The school is part of Eko Multi Academy Trust in the London Borough of Newham, in East London.

Typically, children are taught for three days at Eleanor Smith with two days spent at a mainstream link school with the aim of the provision to return the pupil full time to mainstream education.

The ideal candidate will have successful experience of senior leadership in either a special or mainstream education setting, as we are just as keen to encourage applications from candidates with a relevant mainstream background as those with special school experience. This experience will cover a range of areas, including innovative ways to draw down funding.

He or she will be supported in post by a trust leadership which ensures our:

  • Schools are vibrant, multi cultural centres of learning
  • Children achieve highly
  • Children are happy and love actively learning
  • Children leave with the resilience and motivation to continue their successful learning
  • Community are proud of our schools and excited by what we can achieve together

Please contact Jo Hagin (joanne.hagin@ekotrust.org.uk) for further details, application pack and to book onto one of the welcome visits and information meetings.

Closing date for applications: Monday 26 February 2018, at noon

Recruitment day and interviews will be held on: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Welcome visit and information meeting 1: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 10am-12am

Welcome visit and information meeting 2: Tuesday 20 February 2018, 12:30pm-14:30pm

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 and a comprehensive screening process, including a disclosure check, will be undertaken on all applicants.

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More about Eleanor Smith School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 15 years
Address: Secondary School, 90a Lawson Close, Newham, London, E16 3LU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7511 3222