4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

TMS/UPS

Additional allowances

TLR 2C £7491 pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of House

TMS/UPS plus TLR 2C £7491 pa

We are looking for a full-time Head of House to join us from 1 September 2024 on a permanent basis. Reporting to one of our Assistant Headteachers, you will lead the House team as well as teaching your chosen subject. We welcome applications from any subject area.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a committed and caring Pastoral team dedicated to ensuring that all pupils are supported to succeed and achieve their personal academic potential. Our mission:

We are St Katherine’s — a nurturing and inclusive community,

united in the pursuit of excellence

Our House system is the bedrock of our school community and the pastoral care we pride ourselves in. It is designed to unlock the limitless potential of every pupil and help them excel in everything they set out to do. It provides pupils with enrichment and leadership opportunities through a range of inter-house activities including academic events, sporting events and fun competitions.

All pupils are overseen by their Head of House who is responsible for their pastoral care and personal development. Each pupil belongs to a tutor group within their House which they stay in throughout their school career. Year 12 and 13 students have separate tutor groups but are affiliated to a House, acting as positive role models, mentors and leaders to younger students in their House.

We are looking for an excellent classroom teacher with the ability to:

  • Inspire and nurture their students within their House, maximising opportunities for learning and removing all barriers to inclusion to ensure that all students achieve their potential
  • Work collaboratively with families, professionals and external agencies to support children in their education and wellbeing throughout their time at St Katherine's and as they move to the next stage of their education.
  • Lead a House tutor team in delivering the highest standards of tutoring to support high levels of achievement for all students.

The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with child protection issues and be passionate about safeguarding. You will be an excellent communicator and team player who is able to work effectively under pressure and maintain an optimistic and positive attitude.

This post offers a fantastic opportunity for a teacher looking for their first middle leadership position, or a current middle leader looking to broaden their leadership experience. We are committed to continuous professional learning which is built into our school day each fortnight for all staff. We offer both internal and external leadership training including the NPQML and NPQSL programmes, leader profiling and shadowing opportunities. Coaching is embedded within our school to support and develop leadership potential and career progression for all staff. In addition, we actively promote opportunities for Trust wide working and collaboration across the trust, this is integral to our development.

St Katherine’s is an oversubscribed and successful school with a strong sense ofcommunity. The school was rated good by Ofsted in December 2021. We are a community school without a faith designation and welcome applicants from all backgrounds, beliefs, and religions. We respect and value diversity and inclusivity in our community.

We are located in a beautiful rural setting on the edge of Bristol. Our thriving, diverse community is founded on our core values of respect, responsibility and resilience; we actively encourage everyone within our community to ‘live and breathe’ our values every day. The school aims to create an environment where all students feel confident, secure and valued to help them perform at their best.

St Katherine’s School is part of the Cathedral Schools Trust. Cathedral Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the strength in diversity. Our schools have a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability or age, and maternity, marital or civil partner status.

If you would like to find out more about the school, please visit our website. If you would like to discuss any aspects of the role before submitting your application please email Matthew Maw, Deputy Headteacher mawm@skdrive.org

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts at Cathedral Schools Trust are subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, initial and periodic enhanced level checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing Date: midnight Sunday 25 February 2024

Interviews will take place during week commencing 26 February 2024

What the school offers its staff

Competitive pension schemes through Teachers Pensions or LGPS; Employee Assistance Programme (Health Assured); Cycle to work scheme; Discounted gym membership (PureGym and Nuffield Health); Continuing Professional and Leadership development: free on-site parking

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts at Cathedral Schools Trust are subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, initial and periodic enhanced level checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About St Katherine's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1000 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01275 373737

St Katherine’s is an oversubscribed and successful school with a strong sense of community.

Our mission:
We are St Katherine’s — a nurturing and inclusive community,
united in the pursuit of excellence

The school was rated good by Ofsted in December 2021. We are a community school without a faith designation and welcome applicants from all backgrounds, beliefs, and religions. We respect and value diversity and inclusivity in our community.

We are located in a beautiful rural setting on the edge of Bristol. Our thriving, diverse community is founded on our core values of respect, responsibility and resilience; we actively encourage everyone within our community to ‘live and breathe’ our values every day. The school aims to create an environment where all students feel confident, secure and valued to help them perform at their best.

St Katherine’s School is part of the Cathedral Schools Trust. Cathedral Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the strength in diversity. Our schools have a wide range of cultural, socio economic and religious influences and we use this to ensure that we broaden our understanding of each other and the world. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability or age, and maternity, marital or civil partner status.

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