Head of Year 10 The Sandon School, Chelmsford, Essex

Job description

We require from Easter 2020 an enthusiastic and ambitious teacher to join the Student Services team as Head of Year 10. We are seeking an excellent, highly qualified and well-organised teacher with experience in the pastoral work of a school, who is able to communicate an enthusiasm for learning and foster a strong parent partnership. Applicants should have credibility with colleagues, students and parents and a proven track record of diffusing volatile/challenging people and responding to vulnerable students. The capacity to prioritise, delegate and utilise support is also a key requirement.

The Student Services team currently comprises three Heads of School, seven Heads of Year and two Pastoral Leads who are all committed to raising students’ aspirations and achievements. The Heads of Year work on rotation, moving each September with their year group up to the Sixth Form, then returning to Year 7.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate must have a proven record of:
o leading by example
o credibility with colleagues, students and parents
o good teaching
o diffusing volatile/challenging people
o de-escalating situations
o responding to vulnerable students
o an impact on the emotional and learning experience of students
o a resilient mindset
o the capacity to prioritise, delegate, utilize support
• Be able to demonstrate:
o good written and verbal communication skills

Employee benefits


About The Sandon School

Opened in 1955, The Sandon School is an 11-18 co-educational Comprehensive with around 1260 students, 175 of whom are in the Sixth Form. It is a true comprehensive school with a full range of abilities. With results consistently above the National Average, it has an excellent reputation in the community. It was judged by Ofsted in 2018 to be a good school.

Molrams Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7AQ
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