Head of Year Croxley Danes School, Hertfordshire

Job description

We are seeking a Head of Year to take overall responsibility for the pastoral care and academic progress of our students. The year group will be discussed at interview. All subject specialisms will be considered; however, we are particularly keen to hear from candidates qualified to teach English, Drama, Science, Computing, French, Spanish, History, RS, Business Studies or Food Technology.

We would like you to have:

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• A passion for teaching and education in its widest sense
• A desire to support the well-being of students
• Experience of being a form tutor
• Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with a range of stakeholders
• A willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)
• The ability to show initiative, to multi-task and develop existing skills
• Ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility and a sense of humour
• Ability to cope with pressure and demonstrate a calm and measured response

We can offer:

• A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
• The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
• The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
• Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:
• The full job description and an application form can be downloaded from the school website.
• Applications to be sent to Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager, by 9.00am on Wednesday 29th January 2020 (recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk). We reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable candidate be found; therefore, early application is advised.
• Please include a covering letter and completed application form with the contact details of two referees.
• Interview date 31st January 2020.

Please note we are unable to accept CV's in isolation. Please complete the application form to apply.

Websites: www.stclementdanes.org.uk / www.croxleydanes.org.uk
E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
Address: Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW. Tel: 01923 589699

Essential educational requirements

Degree

Essential qualifications

QTS

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge, Experience and Training
Essential:
• Holder of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• A passion for teaching and education in its widest sense
• A desire to support the well-being of students
• Experience of being a form tutor
• Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with a range of stakeholders
• A willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)
• The ability to show initiative, to multi-task and develop existing skills
• Ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility and a sense of humour
• Ability to cope with pressure and demonstrate a calm and measured response
Preferable:
• Experience of leading other staff
• Experience and evidence of a positive impact in a similar role
• Evidence of CPD related to this role

Employee benefits

TLR2C (6,829)
Exceptional CPD


About Croxley Danes School

Mr Stephen Thompson, having served for 15 years on the Senior Leadership Team with Dr Valentine at St Clement Danes, as both Assistant Headteacher and then Deputy Headteacher, was appointed to the post of Headteacher at Croxley Danes School in December 2017. The school’s core values are Excellence, Respect and Trust. Croxley Danes is heavily over-subscribed with 480 students across Years 7-9 who are aspirational, confident and have excellent attitudes to learning. They are extremely proud of being the first cohorts of students in a brand new school and excited about the future. Staff overwhelmingly report that they are delightful to teach and fun to have in the classroom. Their behaviour is excellent. At Easter 2020, the school will move to its permanent accommodation at Baldwins Lane in Croxley Green, including a building with a capacity for over 1200 students. The permanent site for the school comprises 12.3 hectares. This far surpasses the need for a six form entry school, therefore the space afforded to the students on site will, compared to other local schools, be second to none. Furthermore, the permanent school building has been meticulously designed to ensure both students and staff experience a first-class learning environment. More details about (and images of) the permanent site can be found here: https://www.croxleydanes.org.uk/714/baldwins-lane-information-about-the-permanent-site

Address
3 Wolsey Business Park, , Hertfordshire, WD18 9BL
Phase
Secondary
Type
Free School
Website
Croxley Danes School website (opens in a new window)