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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership Scale 4-8 (London Fringe)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Head of Sixth Form will have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Sixth Form, the academic progress and pastoral welfare of the Sixth Form students and the operation of the Sixth Form area.

As a more senior member of staff, the Head of Sixth Form will contribute to the overall leadership and management of the academy and be active in promoting its aims and supporting an ethos that promotes achievement and high standards.

The Head of Sixth Form will report to the Deputy Head or Assistant Head.

The successful candidate will have:

  • QTS (or equivalent) and a good undergraduate degree
  • Experience of leading, managing and supporting staff
  • Evidence of further professional development relevant to the post
  • Practical experience of successfully promoting equality of opportunity
  • Pastoral experience demonstrated by securing high levels of behaviour, attendance and commitment from students of all abilities and backgrounds
  • Successful experience of raising levels of attainment and progress

What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is an outstanding school with an excellent reputation. It is an oversubscribed 11-18 school where staff are supported to become the best through an investment in excellent professional development.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To take a lead on developing and implementing a strategic plan for the Sixth Form that aligns to the academy vision and values, whilst also enabling future growth and sustainability.
  • To encourage students to contribute positively to the life of the Sixth Form and the wider life of the Academy
  • To develop and deliver a structured and purposeful tutorial programme
  • To monitor Sixth Form attainment and effort grades
  • To initiate and respond to communications with parents ensuring that they are kept fully informed and involved in the progress of their children.
  • To oversee all aspects of reference writing and the administration of the UCAS process
  • To review A level results in August and at other times during the year after each data drop, and to plan subsequent interventions
  • To ensure that the Senior Leadership Team and staff are advised regarding national developments with reference to university policies, careers and specific areas of Sixth Form curriculum
  • To take responsibility for the Sixth Form prospectus, associated publications and the Sixth Form area of the academy website
  • Monitor and enforce good attendance and punctuality, with regular communication to home when needed.
  • To play the leading role in the disciplining of students referring situations to the appropriate member of SLT when appropriate.
  • To organise the private study arrangements for Sixth Form students
  • To oversee the Sixth Form co-curricular programme including tutor time and enrichment
  • To work with Year 11 tutors and students and to ensure the smooth transfer of students to the Sixth Form
  • To organise and run the Sixth Form Open Evening for students and parents and other events as appropriate
  • To organise and coordinate a Year 12 induction programme
  • To manage the School Prefects, Head Boy and Head Girl
  • To lead and line manage the Sixth Form Team
  • To organise the collection and maintenance of student destinations

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Chafford Hundred

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1454 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01375 484 580

Harris Academy Chafford Hundred is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ 11-19 academy with a very strong reputation in the local community. With values of ‘Excel, Exceed and Explore’, the academy is a school for the future, preparing students for success through personalised learning, and improving continuously in every aspect of delivery.

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