- No, visa sponsorship not available
Full-time equivalent salary
- L2-L7 (Outer London)
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, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.
Head of Year job summary
Inspire, transform, teach! We are currently looking to appoint a dedicated and inspiring experienced teacher as Head of Year.
At Harris Academy Sutton , you will join a dedicated team of teachers and staff supporting our vibrant students. If you are looking for an opportunity to grow, inspire and develop, this may be the role for you.
Main Areas of Responsibility
The purpose of your role will be:
Leading a Year Group
To develop a culture that celebrates success and effort in equal measure, ensuring the highest standards of behaviour, achievement, progress and attitudes across a year group.
To lead and manage the work of the year group tutors in promoting the best possible standards of learning, effort and achievement in students
To monitor and evaluate the implementation of the PDC curriculum across a Year Group.
To develop and enhance the teaching practice of tutors and to be a role model in this respect
Raising Standards of Progress and Achievement
To monitor the progress of students with a commitment to raising standards as they move through a Key Stage
To support the Academy Behaviour Team and ensure consistent and fair application of the Academy Behaviour Policy as necessary
To support the Academy Safeguarding Team and ensure student wellbeing is promoted and maintained at the highest level across the year group
To monitor the attendance of students within a year group, taking appropriate action as necessary, including interventions, home visits and liaising with external agencies as required
Qualifications & Experience
QTS (or equivalent)
Degree or equivalent
Extensive teaching experience
Outstanding teaching practice
Successful management experience (desirable)
Experience in presenting to a wide audience
Experience of implementing a range of strategies to raise student achievement, with evidence of success
Contribution to impact on the quality of learning and teaching and curriculum
Experience of developing and sustaining positive relationships with students, parents, staff and the Governing Body to build consensus support and capacity
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
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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