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  • Closing date

    8 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,544.00 to £23,507.00

Assistant Head of Year job summary

We have an excellent opportunity for a an Assistant Head of Year (Non teaching) to join our supportive, compassionate and hardworking Team at The Oldham Academy North. The purpose of this role is to support the Head of Year in overseeing the general welfare, progress, behaviour and overall pastoral needs of students in a specified year group and to address pastoral needs of students who require assistance in overcoming barriers to learning in order to achieve their full potential.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the best comprehensive schools in the North West of England and the most improved academy in Oldham. We are proud that our quality of education at The Oldham Academy North is world class, leading to GCSE outcomes that are well above average. 

Key Accountabilities:

Reporting to SLT link, this post holder will be accountable for:

General duties and responsibilities

  • To lead on co-ordinating appropriate interventions for students in your year group whose attendance, behaviour or achievement is a concern.
  • To work closely with KS3 (STC) to support the larger year groups.
  • To manage specific areas of pastoral support such an uniform, students habits, lates, etc.
  • To manage and implement all required sanctions.
  • To advise first aid staff on sending sick students home, where applicable.
  • To follow all safeguarding procedures and to work closely with child protection leads to ensure identified students are closely monitored.

Pastoral Support:

  • To provide intervention strategies to students who experience barriers to their learning.
  • To liaise with relevant colleagues to agree appropriate mentoring for any disadvantaged or disaffected students not already identified and/or those at risk of disengagement.
  • To work with identified vulnerable students and any others requiring support.
  • To work with students and in partnership with parents, appropriate staff and other agencies to bring about improved behaviour and attendance at academy.
  • To liaise with external agencies regarding student welfare, pastoral, transition, health and attendance issues and ensure that all staff are aware and act on this information.
  • To provide support for staff by attending liaison meetings with them
  • To challenge and motivate students, promote and reinforce self-esteem, and support students’ access to learning using appropriate strategies and resources
  • To support and mentor students who are consistently making poor choices to resolve issues that are creating barriers to learning.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • To work with SLT and staff to co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness (and consistency) of all achievement/pastoral support strategies, sanctions, communication & record keeping
  • To be responsible for analysis and reporting on behaviour and attendance in relation to vulnerable groups including LAC, FSM, SEND, ethnicity and any other identified groups.
  • To work with staff in managing, implementing and evaluating parental engagement systems to improve student engagement including reporting, parental meetings and mentoring.


  • Responsible for the Health and Safety, security and welfare of self and colleagues in accordance with E-ACT’s policies and procedures, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Responsible for working in accordance with E-ACT’s policy relating to the promotion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

Salary £21,450 to £23,507 FTE £24,496 to £26,845 based on 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification.

We know just how important it is to think big and to help break those glass ceilings faced by young people today. Together we can encourage our pupils to step out from their comfort zones, build self-esteem and broaden their horizons.


The Oldham Academy North is an ambitious, inclusive 11-16 academy in Oldham. We set high expectations for our students in all areas and encourage them to become ambassadors of their community. We continue to be a 'Good' school, whilst leading to excellent student progress and putting us in the top 20% of schools nationally. To find out more about us, please visit: https://theoldhamacademynorth.e-act.org.uk/

What the trust offers in return


  • Competitive local Government Pension Scheme
  • Ride to Work Scheme
  • Market leading Personal Development and Training plans to further your career
  • Access to Mental Health First Aid Programme
  • 24 hours access to Employee Assistance Programme


We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 18,000 pupils and over 2,500 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country.


E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.


E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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About The Oldham Academy North

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1322 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The Oldham Academy North is an ambitious, inclusive 11-16 secondary academy in Oldham. We have over 1100 students on roll and set high expectations for our students in all areas and encourage them to become ambassadors for their community.

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