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Pathway Leader

Purpose of role: 

  • Be a member of the leadership team and attend meetings 

  • Contribute to the vision and ethos of the school

  • Support the implementation of the school development plan by leading and managing change in conjunction with the SLT and governors 

  • Liaise with colleagues to contribute, implement and evaluate the success of the school development plan 

  • To be an effective role model and mentor for your team in terms of teaching, behaviour management and classroom management

  • Take the lead on development, encourage collaboration, cooperation and teamwork within your pathway 

  • Monitor and review the curricular provision in your pathway in terms of breadth and balance and ensuring that the schools’ curriculum map is being followed 

  • Review pupil progress through the analysis of data ensuring information is used for planning and target setting across your pathway 

  • Ensure completion and transfer of records and implementation of all policies

  • Ensure that there is differentiation and personalised learning goals for pupils (together with the SLT) 

  • Monitor the quality of teaching and learning with responsibility for improved pupil outcomes including lesson observations, planning and work scrutiny 

  • To ensure policies are translated into practice by the team and that you bring to the attention of SLT any which may need revisions or amendments 

  • Take a lead in securing and embedding within your pathway the pastoral, therapy and behavioural support systems present in the school 

  • To lead regular pathway meetings with team members 

  • Support the transition of pupils to and from your pathway and within it 

  • To act as a mentor for new staff and visitors with your pathway 

  • To lead in the smooth running of your pathway and assist in the smooth running of the school at all times 

  • To provide reports to parents, pupils, Governors and the SLT with regard to the progress within a specified pathway as appropriate 

  • To keep up to date with current trends and research in education and autism and disseminate as appropriate

  • To assist with school operational management (e.g. staff deployment, monitoring of sickness absence within the pathway etc.) To assist with the management of budgets allocated to the pathway

  • To assist with school operational management (e.g. staff deployment, monitoring of sickness absence within the pathway etc.)  To assist with the management of budgets allocated to the pathway


Key accountabilities

  • Guide and motivate students to enable each individual to obtain maximum advantage from full participation in school life, unlocking the potential of each child and ensuring the best possible outcomes for students, whatever their starting point 

  • Create an effective, well-organised and stimulating learning environment 

  • Be alert to issues of safeguarding and child protection, ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending the academy is paramount 

  • Report any child protection concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead in accordance with safeguarding policies, procedures and practice 

  • Prepare for and/or lead EHCP review meetings 

  • Support behaviour management and pastoral care within your pathway

  • Work closely with parents, outside agencies and the wider community to ensure students’ physical, academic, social and pastoral needs are met 

  • Take responsibility for health and safety issues within your pathway and to report areas of concern in line with school policy 

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school 

  • Be prepared to teach across the age-range of the school (4-16) 

  • Assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies within the school 

  • Devise, contribute to and implement statutory assessment, annual reviews and IEPs

  • Implement and follow school policies and procedures 

  • Use ICT to support learning and teaching and raise standards 

  • To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students within the Academy and implementing all associated policies (eg Child Protection) 

  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom 

  • Challenge and motivate students, promote and reinforce self-esteem 

  • Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs 

  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school 

  • Contribute to Co-op’s overall vision, values and guiding principles 

  • Attend and participate in training events and participate in project teams 

  • Comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and security and confidentiality, reporting any concerns 

  • To carry out any other reasonable request as and when required 

  • Model the Ways of Being Co-op for staff and students 

  • Professional Expectations 

  • Put students first and their safety foremost 

  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures and contribute to their review 

  • Work as partners with class teams by taking part in briefings and planning discussions 

  • Liaise with parents and other partners


Professional Expectations

  • Rigorously apply school policies and ensure procedures are followed 

  • Participate in supervision duties 

  • Participate in professional development opportunities 

  • Contribute to a positive safety culture 

  • Be a role model of professional behaviours and standards 

Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline the main duties and responsibilities of the post, a document such as this does not permit every item to be specified in detail. Broad headings, therefore, may have been used below, in which case all the usual associated routines are naturally included in the job profile. 

This school is an Equal Opportunities Employer and requires its employees to comply with all current equality policies in terms of equal opportunity for employment and access to services.

This school is committed, where possible, to making any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job role and the working environment that would enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. 

The above list is not exhaustive or exclusive. The role requires the post holder to be  professional, cooperative and flexible in line with business needs of the Trust. The post holder is required to undertake additional such duties as may reasonably be  expected within the scope and grading for the post. 


How to apply 

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th February 2024 with interviews taking place from Thursday 29th February to the 4th March. 

Visit to download an application form. 

Completed applications should be emailed to  before the closing date and time.  Please ensure that you complete and submit Part A and Part B of the application form.