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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 3.30pm on a Friday 37 hours per week. Term Time + 5 days

Contract type


Pay scale

Range 18-22 £29,269 to £31,364 pro rata (£25,709.89 to £27,550.14 actual salary)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Demonstrate a high standard of customer service
  • Work well as part of a team, as well as on your own initiative
  • Honesty and integrity
  • A flexible and open attitude to change
  • Suitability to work with children

What the school offers its staff

  • Interesting work as a key member of a supportive team
  • A learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority
  • The opportunity to develop personally and professionally
  • A vibrant, supportive community of like-minded individuals
  • A competitive salary and membership to a Local Government pension scheme

Further details about the role

Are you an organised and approachable individual?

Then this will be the job for you.

This post provides a unique opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 grammar school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students.

We are delighted to have been named “Secondary School Of The Year”, “Soaring 57 places in the UK rankings to 77” out of approx 6000 secondary schools (state and independent) in the latest Sunday Times Parent Power Guide.

And for the second year running we are ranked No 2 in the North of England.

About Us:

At Heckmondwike Grammar School, our motivation is for our students to enjoy their school days and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society. In order to achieve this, we rely on our staff to work closely with students, parents and teachers to provide a supportive community, keeping the well-being of our students at the forefront of everything we do.

The Role:

The Academic Support Manager is a pivotal role, working closely with the Assistant Headteacher for Post-16 to ensure the seamless operation of our Sixth Form. This dynamic position combines academic and administrative support to enhance the overall educational experience for our students.

In terms of academic support, the Academic Support Manager will collaborate with Academic Leaders, Subject Leaders, and teachers to implement targeted strategies for Year 12 and 13 students. This involves one-to-one support, personalised study plans, coordination of academic interventions, and evaluating the impact of these initiatives on student achievement.

The role also entails interpreting data from achievement strategies and reporting on the progress of key students.

On the administrative front, the Academic Support Manager will contribute towards the day-to-day running of the Sixth Form, maintaining the calendar, planning events, responding to inquiries, and providing crucial support in drafting and proofreading documents. In addition, the role extends to the recruitment process, including shortlisting and interviewing prospective students, contributing to wider Sixth Form life, and attending results days to ensure successful recruitment and progression.

With a commitment to confidentiality, discretion, and a passion for supporting student success, the Academic Support Manager is an essential member of our Sixth Form team.


Specific responsibilities are set out in a detailed job description.

Protection of children:

Disclosure of criminal background of those with access to children.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain convictions and cautions are ‘protected’. These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide details of unspent convictions and those that would not be filtered prior to the date of the interview. You may be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement:

Heckmondwike Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its
students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Full details regarding our Safeguarding Procedures can be found on our website in the Safeguarding section, alternatively, please contact Recruitment to obtain a copy.

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About Heckmondwike Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1520 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are delighted to have been named “Secondary School Of The Year”, “Soaring 57 places in the UK rankings to 77” out of approx 6000 secondary schools (state and independent) in the latest Sunday Times Parent Power Guide.

And for the second year running we are ranked No 2 in the North of England.

This is a fabulous accolade to the whole school community and just reward for years of hard work from staff, students and indeed parents.
The survey includes both GCSE and A level results and is nationally noted as a true measure of school performance using metrics of most interest to parents when selecting a school.

“Such accolades are very pleasing and we are delighted to be recognised, but they only come about because of the week in week out hard work from students and staff and I salute my colleagues and students, they are an exceptional team.” Mr Roberts, Headteacher.

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a unique school, with students who are eager to learn, keen to know more and want to enjoy their educational experiences. It is exceptional in many ways: a very diverse school community that produces results of the highest quality. We work effectively with our young people, really care about them and their futures and have an ultimate success measure of enabling them to proceed to where they want to go. Excellent relationships between staff and students are the norm, expectations are high and students perform very well as a consequence.

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