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Job Ref No. ECC7001-77 Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L21-L27, £70,204-£81,124 negotiable for the right
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Principal - Pioneer School

Salary: L21-L27, £70,204-£81,124 negotiable for the right candidate dependent on experience plus relocation package

Start date: September 2022

Location: Basildon, Essex

This is an exciting opportunity for a school leader who is passionate about special educational needs and committed to making a real difference in young people's lives.

We are looking for an inspirational Principal who will lead with the absolute commitment to every child in our school achieve their very best. You will establish a culture that promotes inclusion and equity, alongside ambitious expectations for all pupils. You will have the vision, experience and expertise needed to secure high performance across all aspects of provision.

You will celebrate the strengths and successes already in place and lead our highly dedicated staff team to support pupils in securing knowledge and skills for life and developing as successful young people.

The school caters for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties and has 157 pupils on roll. We work closely and collaboratively with families and other professionals to support our pupils in reaching their full potential and preparing them for life beyond school.

Pioneer School is part of a national network of schools at AET, brought together by the belief that each and every child has an entitlement to an excellent education in every classroom, every day. An excellent education transforms lives and every pupil who attends one of our schools should be given the support, care and opportunity they need to flourish. We leverage our scale to support all our teachers, leaders and young people to be the best they can be. You will be ready to take on not just the role of principal, but to contribute to trust wide strategy, through our network leadership groups.

You will be joining one of the largest and most inclusive trusts in the country. We have a flourishing group of special schools within our network, supported by our National Director of SEND. This headship is an opportunity to take on the leadership of a school with high levels of potential, with the support of a network of expert peers and within a trust that really values and celebrates their special school provision.

We would welcome applications from either existing principals or vice principals looking for their first headship and have strong induction and development support in place.

If you are excited by this role and believe you have the values, vision, and expertise to lead the academy to sustainable excellence, then we want to hear from you.

To arrange a school visit or to find out more, call Recruitment on 0203 947 5689 or email:

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today!

This offers a unique opportunity to join our organisation at a critical and exciting time.

Closing date: Friday 20 May 2022

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Co-headship, job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

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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Recruitment, Basildon
Essex, SS14 2LA
Telephone: 01268 243300

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