Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    Depending on notice period required

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 13.Point 6 £18,727 - £20,506

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a passionate,energetic and ambitious Assistant Head of Year to join us at an exciting new chapter in the life of Wadham School. As part of an educational restructure in the local area, we have welcomed (this year) over 300 new students and 30 staff into our community and are now a secondary school of nearly 850 learners across Years 7-13.

This is a truly exceptional opportunity for a talented colleague.

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will relish the opportunity to:

  • Provide exceptional pastoral support, resolving both day-to-day and longer-term barriers to learning and well-being pupils may face.
  • Work directly with pupils, colleagues and external professionals to ensure learning and pastoral needs are clearly identified and met.
  • Work with exceptional professionals to further develop a shared understanding of learning

You are likely to be someone who:

  • Enjoys working with people, is confident and self-assured.
  • Champions inclusion and is passionate about supporting young people to work to their potential
  • Is ambitious for our pupils and thrives in an aspirational culture
  • Will embrace our highly supportive, professional approach to school improvement

What the school offers its staff

Wadham School can offer you:

  • The chance to be a part of an exciting educational journey alongside highly regarding professionals
  • The opportunity to work with exceptional colleagues and wonderful young people and their families
  • Strong and supportive leadership, who place value on learning beyond the classroom
  • The opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful areas of Southern England
  • Fulfilment, in knowing that you matter, and the work you do makes a positive difference to the lives you touch.

Further details about the role

Education and Qualifications

5+ GCSEs or equivalent qualifications at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language and Mathematics or a qualification relating to supervising/and/or directing pupil activity.

To have completed the Advanced Child Protection (interagency) two-day course or be willing to undertake this training upon appointment to gain this qualification.


The successful candidate/s must have experience of working with people and working in a school.

It is desirable that they have experience in working with vulnerable and challenging young people and safeguarding experience.

Skills and Abilities

Have good communication skills to support pupil learning and progress.

Establish relationships with pupils built on respect and trust to allow for confidence in support of personal development and well-being.

Consistently model and promote the positive values, attitudes and behaviour expected.

Direct the work of other adults normally present in the learning environment (For example, members of the pastoral team)

Work effectively and supportively as a member of the school team.

Being flexible, with the ability to be proactive and use initiative.

Seek and accept support as part of personal improvement.

Have the ability and independence to make decisions in relation to the care, control and safety of pupils.

Excellent time management.

Communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships by being positive, optimistic,

caring, kind and approachable.

Respect others and be able to embrace the ethos and values of the school.

Have the ability to support, challenge and inspire.


Your resilience, energy and a positive attitude support the ethos arising from the school’s Church of England Foundation, placing learning and well-being at the heart of what we do.

Commitment to safeguarding

Wadham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Rigorous checks will be made of the successful applicant’s background credentials, including enhanced DBS checks.

Applying for the job

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About Wadham School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
466 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01460 270127

Are you looking to work in a Good school (Ofsted, June 2019) with a community working together for the best possible outcomes for young people? Wadham School is friendly, vibrant and forward looking. It is an exciting time at Wadham School. We strive to be a school which uses an evidence based approach to teaching and an ethos and drive for the school to be much more than just learning in lessons. A varied programme of extra-curricular activities and house competitions provides an exciting opportunity for staff to be involved in the wider school community. At our core is an aim, through everything that we do, to develop a sense of hope, a hope which will encourage and support students in becoming the best that they can be. The school serves a beautiful area of South Somerset with excellent links to the wider South West, Bristol and Bath and direct train links to London from Crewkerne itself and Taunton. If the above gives you a picture of a community that you would be excited to be part of then the students and staff at Wadham School invite your application and would love to meet you.

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