Assistant Head of House

Mayfield School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 0RH

5 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    24 May 2022 at 4:00pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

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MPR / UPR + TLR (£25,714 to £41,604 + £2873)

Assistant Head of House job summary

We are now looking to recruit a teacher to become the Assistant Head of House for Victory House. House Teams play a key role within our pastoral system and have day to day responsibility to lead a team of tutors within our Senior Section as well as liaise with Primary Year Leaders to develop the House identity across the school. Our pastoral system, within the Senior School, is based around ‘vertical tutor groups’ which contain a mix of pupils from Year 7 to 10. Working alongside each House Team we have a large, well resourced, pupil support team that deliver many of the ‘wave 1’ interventions typically expected of pastoral leaders.

Mayfield is a community school and as such we offer all of the benefits associated with being a Maintained School. The behaviour of pupils across the school is excellent and underpinned by well resourced and dedicated SEN and inclusion teams. A significant number of our staff have chosen to send their own children to the school and therefore we have a very strong ethos and “buy in” for our vision.

Applying for the job

To apply for this post, please complete an application form and return to Mrs. Lynne Hollis, PA to the Headteacher, on by 4:00pm on Tuesday 24th May. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy before the deadline date above.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Mayfield School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 16
School size
1424 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Contact phone number
02392 693432

In September 2014, we welcomed the first intake into our primary section and became one of the most oversubscribed schools in the city, with 60 pupils joining us, many of whom were in our pre-school. Each year the school will continue to admit 60 pupils into Year R (plus 30 into Year 3) until the primary section fills by 2020 and the school reaches its maximum capacity of 1540 pupils across all phases.

In November 2021, Mayfield was inspected by OfSTED and remained a ‘good’ school. In particular, inspectors noted:

“Primary age pupils particularly enjoy their learning”;
“Leaders have planned the curriculum throughout the school carefully. It is broad and well sequenced. Leaders have considered how the learning from Reception through to Year 11 connects. This means there is deliberate and planned progression”;
“Pupils’ learning throughout the school happens in a calm and orderly way”.

Most recently, Mayfield has been successful in its bid for priority school building project (PSBP) funds which resulted in the construction of a ‘state of the art’ purpose built ‘all through’ school on the east field of the current site. Work started in November 2019 and the new, £multi-million, building was handed over in September 2021 – we are now in the final stage (demolition of the old building and reinstatement of all outside space. All works are due for completion by Summer 2023.

Before you apply for a post at Mayfield please ensure you have read and embrace our ways of working and ethos by reading our Staff Handbook.

Mayfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to criminal records bureau checks along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Arranging a visit to Mayfield School

If you have any questions, or would like an informal chat, please contact Mrs Lynne Hollis, PA to Headteacher using the email address:

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