Forest School Lead

Pioneer School

Basildon, Essex
£20,598 - £32,134 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd June 2024   4 days left


£20,598 - £32,134 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits
Permanent, Full Time 
Immediate Start

Pioneer is a very successful special school providing for children and young people between the ages of 3 to 19 with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties. We have purpose built facilities and an opportunity has arisen to join our team in this exciting environment. 

We are looking for a Forest School Lead to support our students in this innovative program of outdoor learning projects and activities. You will be responsible for planning and delivering engaging and high-quality outdoor lessons that cater to diverse learning styles, nurturing confidence and self-esteem in our pupils with severe and complex needs. Our Forest School is a bespoke area on the school site, which is well resourced. 

Candidates should have a Level 3 Forest School Qualification.

At Pioneer we have a modern and inspiring learning environment, complemented with a wide and varied range of resources to enhance the learning experience for all. We have a holistic approach to meeting the needs of our pupils to enable them to experience and achieve success.

We work closely and collaboratively with families and other professionals which supports our pupils to reach their full potential and prepare them for life beyond school. 

Our aim is to ensure our students are excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated and challenged. Most of all, we want all our students to know they can be successful and feel proud of their achievements.

Close Date: 2nd June 2024
Interview Date: 14th June 2024

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

AET Staff Benefits 

Career development and training: Our approach to educational excellence is underpinned by our Instructional Excellence Programme, delivered through an exciting and pioneering partnership with One World. We also have a long-standing partnership with Ambition Institute, and offer the full suite of Early Career and NPQ programmes, expertly facilitated and tailored to our network and local contexts. Our centralised CPD offer provides network opportunities for both teaching and leadership development, as well as offers tailored to individuals and schools.

  • Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
  • Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
  • Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

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

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. 


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