This job expired on 26 May 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 May 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 March 2023

Job details

Job role

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

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 1.2 payment of £10,706 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Be an innovative, independent thinker with the capacity for strategic thinking;
  • Be creative and proactive in finding solutions;
  • Be flexible and adaptive to changing needs and priorities;
  • Be resilient, calm and tenacious under pressure;
  • Be insightful and analytical with good problem-solving skills;
  • Have excellent communication skills and evidence of being able to build and sustain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community;
  • Be a self-reflective practitioner who always seeks to improve;
  • See the ‘big picture’ in relation to whole school priorities & improvement;
  • Able to reason their educational philosophy, in tune with the school ethos;
  • Be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school;
  • Possess a sense of humour;
  • Have the ability to inspire and enthuse staff and students about their subject;
  • Be highly self-motivated, able to energise and motivate others;
  • Be insightful and understanding of national, international and research developments relevant to teaching and learning in their subject.

Professional Competence:

  • Be an Outstanding Teacher (or have the potential to be) with evidence of impact on student outcomes with a proven track record of total commitment to helping students achieve their best and make progress;
  • Have excellent understanding of what constitutes excellence in teaching and learning;
  • Have a keen understanding of data and can analyse patterns in performance over time;
  • Be a positive role model for students and staff on a day-to-day basis;
  • Collaborate effectively with staff, parents/carers and students;
  • Liaise and work with partner schools, HEIs, Examination Boards and other relevant external agencies in the pursuit of continued improvement;
  • Excite and engage visitors about the College at Open Evenings and all other events;
  • Have very high expectations of the learning of all students at all times;
  • Work with colleagues across all key stages to ensure embedded transition from Key Stage 1 to 5.

What the school offers its staff

Wymondham College offers:

  • A strong commitment to developing the whole child
  • Achievement that is viewed in its broadest sense
  • A belief that all can and will achieve
  • Learning outside the classroom is highly valued and actively promoted
  • Character education is integral to our work - developing resilience, self-esteem, and a can-do approach
  • CPD and Staff development is central to our improvement strategy
  • A diverse student community and a broad international outlook
  • We never settle for less than outstanding as our latest Ofsted report indicates.
  • Strong academic standards
  • A culture of strong engagement and high standards of behaviour
  • A World Class School
  • Winner of the Secondary School of the Year (2022)

Sapientia Education Trust provides:

  • Opportunities for CPD and Career Development in a rapidly growing, successful Multi-Academy Trust
  • Mentoring programmes to support senior leaders
  • Links with a range of partner schools, both in Secondary and Primary

All College staff enjoy a number of non-contractual benefits, including:

  • Free refreshments and midday meals during term-time

  • Free on-site car parking

  • A generous pension as part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

  • Discounts, reward cards & promo codes via our staff benefits platform

  • A Cycle to Work scheme

  • 24/7 access to our Employee Assistance Programme, at no cost to you.

Commitment to safeguarding

The post-holder will be required to comply with the Wymondham College Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers. Wymondham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Wymondham College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1424 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Wymondham College is a member of the Sapientia Education Trust (SET). SET is an expanding multi-academy trust with 10 primary and 7 secondary schools. Wymondham College has over 400 staff dedicated to supporting World Class education. The College currently is one of the top State Schools in the Country and is recognised as one of the highest performing State Schools in the East of England, this is backed up by its most recent Ofsted review which rated the College as outstanding in both Education and Boarding inspections.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@setrust.co.uk.

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