Head of Year
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Start date details
January, April or September 2023
10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)
29 September 2022
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
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Full-time equivalent salary
- Salary negotiable
Head of Year job summary
Job Purpose in conjunction with the pastoral facilitators
- To ensure that all students in the year group make maximum progress across the curriculum. This particularly applies to vulnerable students and the successful candidate will work closely with the Assistant Headteacher – Inclusion Lead, in this regard.
- To communicate and empathise with families of students in the year group ensuring they remain engaged with their son/daughter’s progress at school.
- To work closely with the pastoral facilitators to help ensure students are supported and challenged as necessary and achieve optimum levels of engagement with school life.
- To help maximise student attendance in conjunction with the attendance officer.
- To role model excellent practices including going ‘above and beyond’ and intervening with students outside the curriculum so they ‘catch up’ as quickly as possible.
- To support and challenge Heads of Department so that underachieving students ‘catch up’, particularly in Maths, English and Science.
- To effectively lead a team of tutors so students are correctly equipped and parents are held to account for providing their son/ daughter with the tools students need to learn effectively.
- To communicate appropriate information to teaching and support staff.
- To contribute to a confidential record of issues affecting the educational progress of students.
- To be highly visible and a point of contact for students.
- To be familiar with school policies, in particular safeguarding procedures, and promote the welfare of children.
- To train to be a safeguarding officer.
- To implement the 10 Teaching and Learning non-negotiables consistently.
Key responsibilities in conjunction with the pastoral facilitators
- Help raise the aspirations of vulnerable and pupil premium students.
- Help contribute to high levels of student attendance and punctuality.
- Be a point of contact for students and families when personal matters affect learning and progress.
- Work with agencies in school and beyond to support students and their families, conducting home visits when required.
- Lead and deliver assemblies.
- Ensure school uniform is worn correctly.
- Produce internal and external reports as necessary.
- Work within school systems on safeguarding and communication to inform teaching and non-teaching staff about issues affecting students’ progress and wellbeing.
- Work with parents, as necessary, to engage them in their child’s education and support their child’s achievement.
- Promote positive attitudes to learning and behaviour for learning with vulnerable students.
- Liaise with the SEND Department to ensure the best cohesive support packages are in place for the most vulnerable students.
- To monitor, evaluate and review attitude to learning within the year group, developing and implementing strategies as required in conjunction with Assistant Headteacher- Pastoral Lead.
- Uphold and promote the values and ethos of the school.
- To lead and ensure the smooth running of parents’ evening, analysing attendance and impact.
- Supervise students in the reflection room, conduct regular restorative justice and run readmission meetings.
- To attend, contribute and monitor those students on a pastoral support plan.
- To attend and contribute proactively to the Wednesday 8.00am (day subject to change) pastoral meeting.
- To ensure policies and procedures are effectively implemented by the year team.
- To ensure that all students in your year group are arriving promptly, dressed ready to learn by participating in a designated daily morning and afternoon pastoral duties.
- To conduct learning walks with varied foci.
- The post holder will be expected to run after school, each week, at least one voluntary 60 minute academic ‘clinic’ on their own subject to a group of KS4 or KS5 students as identified by the Head of Department, Deputy Head (Curriculum) or Headteacher. This clinic will not be part of the role rather it will be part of a wider, whole school, extended day.
- The post holder will be responsible for staffing the reflection room for one lesson a fortnight.
- The post holder will be expected to run the equivalent of a 30 minute extra-curricular activity per week as their contribution to the ‘wider school’.
- To reinforce consistently the school’s 10 school uniform non-negotiables.
Commitment to safeguarding
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About Blenheim High School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1296 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
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- Blenheim High School website (opens in new tab)
- Email address
- Phone number
- 01372 745333
Comprehensive state funded academy secondary school [mixed], based in Epsom, Surrey.
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