EXPIRED

This job expired on 15 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS Scale

Additional allowances

TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

“Inspiring Excellence, building Character”

We are looking for a highly ambitious Head of Year to provide professional leadership, direction and management for your pastoral area in order to secure high quality teaching and tutoring and the effective use of procedures for improving standards of learning, behaviour and achievement for all pupils.

The successful candidate will lead both the team of tutors and cohort of students, giving a clear vision and direction to work, identifying key areas for improvement and planning appropriate actions to meet them. It will include liaising with heads of departments and offering support and guidance where necessary to ensure high quality learning experienced by the year group and promoting the character values of the school through leading high-quality assemblies in-line with the whole-school pedagogical strategy of knowledge-based learning as well as to set the highest expectations and ensure that all students not only achieve excellent outcomes but flourish within an environment of nurture.

Opportunities for departmental and whole school responsibilities will provide excellent experience for a successful candidate who is looking to progress their career at pace either to excel in the leadership of English or towards Senior Leadership in the future. For this reason, we place as much value on ambition and potential as we do on experience. It is likely that the successful candidate will take over responsibility for Year 7 when they move to our Senior Site.

We take pride in our focus upon developing learning through our curriculum of the:

  • Head: an academic education developing in-depth knowledge of subjects
  • Heart: a character education building resilience, kindness, inclusion and openness
  • Hand: a ‘can do’ education that nurtures creativity and problem solving

King James Academy Royston, is a through school formed from the amalgamation of two middle schools and an upper school in 2019. Since 2020 it has been part of the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust. It is approximately 12 miles from Cambridge and is within easy access of London. The three schools were each recognised as ‘Good’ in all categories by Ofsted in their last inspections prior to the merger.

We are dedicated to high quality professional development and there are opportunities for further progression within the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust. At King James Academy Royston, you can expect a supportive culture within a Trust with very high aspirations. We value our staff and there are many development opportunities within the Partnership.

What the school offers its staff

Further benefits include;

  • Collaborative approach to working;
  • Opportunities to train/work with other academies within the Diamond Learning

Partnership Trust to share best practice and resources;

  • A friendly and professional team;
  • Teacher Pension Scheme;
  • A caring and supportive working environment

Further details about the role

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust consists of fourteen schools, across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and North Hertfordshire who work closely together to provide the best possible learning experience for our learners. Royston is a market town with good facilities, within easy reach of Cambridge and Stevenage and with excellent transport links to London.

Please visit our website: https://www.kjar.org.uk for further information and to download an application form. Completed application forms together with a covering letter should be submitted to: HR@diamondlearningtrust.com

If you would like to visit the Academy before applying, we would be delighted to welcome you, to make an appointment please contact Mrs Tracey Sell. t.sell@kjar.org.uk

Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants are thanked for their interest in this post. Please note that only the candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About King James Academy Royston

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 18
School size
1004 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 18

We are dedicated to high quality professional development and there are opportunities for further progression within the Diamond Learning Partnership Trust. At King James Academy Royston, you can expect a supportive culture within a Trust with very high aspirations. We value our staff and there are many development opportunities within the Partnership.

The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust is a charitable multi-academy trust specialising in the Primary sector. We are building a thriving community of schools that succeed on behalf of their children. The Family of Academies within the Trust currently incorporates two hubs; St Neots and Fenland.

Arranging a visit to King James Academy Royston

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@diamondlearningpartnership.com.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Hertfordshire