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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    29 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS1 - UPS3 + TLR 1a (£9,272)

Additional allowances

TLR 1a

What skills and experience we're looking for

Catholic Ethos

To actively promote, and act as a role model of, the Catholic ethos of the school, in accordance with the school mission statement.

Job Overview

In addition to the general professional duties described in the current School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document, particular duties will include:

  • To lead the Sixth Form pastoral team including attendance and standards of behaviour and engagement
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team in setting high standards across the Sixth Form.
  • To be a key decision-maker at Key Stage 5 in line with the school values and mission.
  • To support the CIAG team within the school and lead the UCAS application process.
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team in ensuring that Sixth Form pupils receive a high-quality curriculum.
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team in ensuring that parents have access to appropriate up-to-date information about their child.
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team in developing and encouraging positive co-operation between the home and the school.
  • To assist in the leadership process, ensuring that staff have access to regular advice, education and training appropriate to the needs of the school and to their stage of development.
  • To assist the Senior Leadership Team in ensuring equality of opportunity for all through the school’s policies, procedures and practices.

Line Management by Deputy Headteacher

Line Management of:

  • Sixth form Tutor Team
  • Student Support Officers


  • To lead on the pastoral care of KS5 students including transition into Sixth Form
  • To oversee the delivery and monitoring of the form mission programme.
  • To model leadership inspired by the image and life of Christ.
  • To report to the Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body on these areas.
  • To play a major role in monitoring and developing the needs and aspirations of the pupils and their future lives; signposting the relevant support including pastoral, academic, enrichment and CIAG.
  • To help foster a set of positive staff relationships that contribute to the positive achievement of the pupils.
  • To display a commitment to personal development and promote the values of the school.
  • To promote a positive image of the school to nurture the well-being of every individual as a Child of God.
  • To actively support work on parental engagement and community cohesion.
  • To meet with parents when necessary over academic and pastoral issues that arise within the Key Stage.
  • To be conversant and comply with school procedures and legal responsibilities.
  • To support class teachers within the Key Stage in promoting positive behaviour strategies, in-line with the School Behaviour Policy.
  • To liaise with the safeguarding, inclusion and SEND teams to support all students.
  • To lead the support the communication process with external professionals.
  • Review and analyse student data regularly throughout the year, including reports, to identify students who are under-achieving. Work with the Assistant Headteacher: KS5 and other relevant staff including Trinity colleagues to co-ordinate appropriate intervention strategies.
  • To identify barriers to learning and take appropriate action, alongside key stakeholders to support students to overcome these.
  • To liaise with the SLT and Subject Leaders to check that educational experiences offered to all students are appropriate for their needs and are of the highest quality (including High Attainers and SEND)
  • To liaise with the Assistant Headteacher: KS5 regarding students with a statement to ensure an appropriate curriculum is provided and adequate support given to facilitate progress
  • To work with the SENCO to support the implementation, evaluation and monitoring of IEPs for non-statemented students
  • To liaise with the attendance team and Trinity colleagues to follow up absences and improve attendance of individuals in school in order to improve progress and performance in relation to targets set for each individual.
  • To liaise with KS5 Student Support to ensure that agreed strategies to support the learning of students in order to enable suitable progression
  • Oversee and implement the effective use of Sixth Bursary Funding
  • Support the Assistant Head (KS5) in the planning and coordination of Open Evenings, Parents evenings, course discussions, taster weeks and results days.
  • Attend Trinity Meetings as appropriate.
  • To meet agreed targets as identified on an annual basis.
  • To draft policies in liaison with the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and governors.

Further responsibilities are identified as follows:


  • To undertake any other duties in connection with the role of Key Stage Leader as might reasonably be requested by the Headteacher or SLT at any time
  • To ensure record keeping is accurate and timely by the key stages team on CPOMS (Safeguarding) and ClassCharts (Behaviour).

What the school offers its staff

The school is proud to be able to offer a number of benefits to its employees including:

  • Access to CareFirst 24/7 our EAP confidential support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Wellbeing forum
  • Termly staff breakfasts
  • Weekly rewards to the employee of the week
  • Continued Professional Development reviewed annually

Commitment to safeguarding

Positions are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointments will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All appointments made are also subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and Right to Work in the UK.

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About St Thomas More Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1146 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01782 882907

Mixed Catholic Comprehensive

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