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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    1 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1st January 2024 to 31st December 2024

Full-time equivalent salary

Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale £28,000 - £43,685 (M1-U3)

Additional allowances

TLR 2b (£5,027)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

Paxman Academy has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Year to join us on a temporary basis to cover maternity leave, starting from January 2024. We are looking for a dedicated, caring and hardworking leader with ambition to support all students to reach their academic and personal potential.

This post is 100% FTE, fixed term from 1st January 2024 until 31st December 2024.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To promote the ethos of the school through leading high quality assemblies
  • To lead a team of tutors and cohort of students, giving a clear vision and direction to work
  • To have an overview of the range of barriers to learning that impact on student progress, with reference to behaviour for learning, in and out of the classroom
  • To monitor attendance and punctuality on a weekly basis and take steps to ensure that these are maintained at the highest levels, liaising with partners as appropriate
  • To monitor student behaviour, attendance and achievement and, in consultation with key staff, decide on appropriate sanctions, interventions and rewards
  • To raise the standards of student attainment and achievement within the year group establishing high standards.
  • To use available data to identify students in the year group who are underachieving and implement and monitor the impact of measures to address this.

We're looking for you if you:

  • Are an effective and sensitive communicator to a range of audiences.
  • Have an understanding of the use of a range of data to inform planning and underpin individual student progress.
  • Experience of, and commitment to, the education of the whole person promoting social and emotional well-being in addition to academic development.
  • Have self-awareness, perceptiveness and being empathetic to the needs of all stakeholders.
  • The ability to engage with parents in the education of their children.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Paxman Academy?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Perkbox, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms
  • Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Further details about the role



Maternity Cover in the first instance

Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR 2b

Actual Salary from: £28,000 - £43,685 (M1 – U3) + TLR 2b (£5,027)

Start Date: 1st January 2024 or sooner if possible

Applying for the job

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About Paxman Academy

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
697 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01255 750913

School location

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