Head of Year

Full Time Permanent
  • Closing date: 4 March 2024
  • Suitable for ECT/NQTs: No
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Digby Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 3NJ
  • MPR/UPR + TLR £5401 + Possibility of R&R allowance for the right candidate
  • East Anglia
  • Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Multi-Academy Trust
  • Start date: April 2024 or September 2024 (to accommodate notice period)
Website STAlbansHigh
Catholic Multi Academy Trust / Phase: Secondary with sixth form / Role: Teaching / Lecturing
St Alban's Catholic High School “Learning, Respecting, Caring”

Required from April 2024 or September 2024 (to accommodate notice period)

The Head of Year will lead a specific year group alongside the Pastoral Year Team, with particular focus on academic attainment. The Head of Year will be a leader who is passionate about the development of young people and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence for every student, regardless of their barriers or background. The Head of Year will ensure that the highest standards of academic support and pastoral care are in place for the students at the academy. The role holder will enforce the high standards and expectations around behaviour, attendance and progress so that each scholar achieves their full potential. They will uphold the academy vision and values, ensuring excellent outcomes and next stages are the drivers for success.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Successful teaching or teaching practice experience
  • Able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject curriculum
  • Able to demonstrate a knowledge of innovative approaches to teaching
  • Must be an effective teacher, skillful in communicating with individuals and have a positive presence in the classroom
  • Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
  • Must be confident, flexible, enthusiastic, approachable and able to inspire others
  • Willingness to undertake professional development in the specialist subject and other related areas
  • Willingness to assist in the development of extra-curricular activities
  • Must be able to contribute to the work of departmental teams
  • Must be determined to raised achievement
  •  Ability to offer multiple subjects would be advantageous
  • The ability to maintain and raise standards of student attainment and achievement and to monitor and support student progress;
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills;

St Alban’s Catholic High School strives to provide an excellent education for our students within a caring Christian community where all are respected, valued and supported to achieve their potential. Candidates need to be willing to support the Catholic ethos of the school and to develop an understanding of teaching in a Catholic setting; however, they do not need to be Catholic themselves.

Visits to the school by potential applicants are welcomed. Please telephone Lisa Gittins, EA to Headteacher, on 01473 726178 to arrange. For an informal conversation about this post, please contact Matt Baker, Headteacher.

All offers of employment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, evidence of Right to Work in the UK and satisfactory completion of all other pre-employment checks. 

Closing Date:        04 March 2024 at 10am

Interviews:            TBC

To apply for this job please visit: www.st-albans.suffolk.sch.uk.

Please mention catholicrecruitment.co.uk when applying.

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