Assistant Head of School with responsibility for Nursery and Reception

The Gateway Primary Free School, Thurrock

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Job Ref No. ECC2024-35S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: Leadership 6- 10 [£48,900 - £53,886
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 19th April 2021  

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Assistant Head of School

GLC: Gateway Primary Free School

Salary: Leadership Pay Scale Point 6 - 10 [£48,900 - £53,886]

Start Date: Immedidate/September 2021

The Gateway Learning Community [GLC] is a partnership between one secondary and four primary schools located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London. We are looking to recruit an outstanding, determined and creative Assistant Head of School with the responsibility for the early years.

This is an exciting opportunity as we open a new nursery in September 2021 to provide pupils with the best possible start as they transfer in to our already good reception provision. The experienced and successful candidate will be an accomplished teacher and outstanding leader who will apply their wealth of knowledge and expertise to create an environment of the highest standard which stimulates pupils' interests, progress and development. The successful candidate will relish the opportunity to set up a nursery and to develop the early years provision on its journey to outstanding.

We would like to meet leaders with excellent subject knowledge and understanding of the early years curriculum, committed to ensuring that all pupils, regardless of ability, have the opportunity to make excellent progress.

We welcome applications from committed and ambitious leaders seeking opportunities in an environment with a very active CPD programme and opportunities for career advancement. If you have a passion for learning in the early years we would love to hear from you.

If you would like further information, to arrange a visit or to request an application pack, we would love to hear from you. Please either telephone Kathryn Luckin on 01375 489 094, or send an email to: or visit our website at

Closing date for applications:Monday, 12th April2021 at Midday
Shortlisting: Tuesday, 13th April 2021
Interviews will be held week commencing: Monday, 19th April 2021
Interview location:The Gateway Primary Free School, Marshfoot Road, Chadwell St Mary, Essex RM16 4LU

Benefits for teachers working within the GLC:

- Laptop

- £2,500 Golden Hello for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale to UPS 3 only) applying directly to the GLC, only after qualifying period of six months.

- Staff Wellbeing Programme

- Two week October Half Term

- My Day (1 additional day off in the academic year)

- Long Service Policy which rewards 5 10 15 20 25 and 30 years' service

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the School

The Gateway Primary Free School is part of the larger Gateway Learning Community (GLC): a partnership of local primary and secondary schools committed to working together to achieve the highest educational standards for the whole community and is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Kathryn Luckin
Marshfoot Road, Thurrock
Essex, RM16 4LU
Telephone: 01375 489094

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