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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Inner London MPS/UPS (£36,745 to £56,959) + TLR 1A (£9,272)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Director of Learning (Head of Year) Job

  • Salary:Inner London Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale (£36,745 to £56,959) + TLR 1A (£9,272)
  • Required:September 2024
  • Contract/Duration:Permanent, Full Time
  • Location:SE3 0XX, Blackheath, London Borough of Lewisham

Are you a highly motivated and inspirational teacher who is looking for a new challenge?

Do you have a real passion and desire to enthuse and motivate all pupils to improve on present best?

If yes, we seek to appoint a committed and ambitious Director of Learning (Head of Year) to join our Academy. We would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us here at St Matthew Academy, a high performing Catholic school where pupils flourish both academically and socially.

In October 2019, Ofsted confirmed SMA as a good school where all pupils, through their hard work and commitment, are able to ‘let their light shine’. We are now pursuing our mission to embed ourselves as a truly great school at the heart of the community we serve. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development. A rare opportunity has arisen for a teacher to join the SMA pastoral team, which includes five Directors of Learning, two Assistant Heads, a Deputy Head and a strong team of pastoral support staff.

As a Director of Learning No particular teaching specialism is sought, but it is expected the successful candidate will have wider school pastoral experience. Directors of Learning at SMA are responsible for securing pupils’ rounded development by celebrating successes and providing support in relation to overall academic performance, wider school involvement, and general conduct. The person appointed will be able to deal effectively with staff, parents and outside agencies and lead a team of form tutors and their year group decisively and by example. Applicants should be well qualified, successful teachers with an impressive track record of raising achievement and have a desire for providing high quality pastoral care.This role requires outstanding communication skills, energy and a firm commitment to upholding the academy standards and expectations.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectations
  • An enthusiastic and successful classroom practitioner
  • Able to motivate, challenge and inspire pupils to succeed
  • Committed to ensuring high expectations for pupils, staff and themselves
  • Well organised, an excellent communicator and keen to take an active role in academy life
  • An active promoter of our Catholic ethos
  • Able to fully support and drive the Academy’s aim to ensure equality and diversity permeates throughout the Academy

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through academy for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community.At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefiting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

What the school offers its staff

We offer:

  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
  • Staff who are supportive to each other and enjoy working collaboratively
  • A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for all staff including access to NPQ qualifications
  • A modern building, in a delightful setting and excellent resources
  • Excellent public transport and road links across London and Kent
  • Fully equipped gym and fitness suite, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle-to-work scheme, Tech Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme
  • A strong commitment to staff well-being

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About St Matthew Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 16
School size
1052 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16
Phone number
02072598770

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through academy for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community. At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefiting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

Arranging a visit to St Matthew Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email stmatthewacademy@hays.com.

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