This job expired on 20 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 October 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months with potential from Temp to Perm)
£30,451 - £32,234, Actual salary £26,625 – £28,832

Job summary

Role: Head of Year (Non-Teaching)
Contract- Fixed Term 12 months, Term Time Only
Pay Scale - NJC Scale 26-28
FTE £30,451 - £32,234
(Actual £26,625 - £28,832) Negotiable DOE
Required for November 2021 or sooner

Holyhead School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-19 Academy in Handsworth with over 1300 students on roll. The school was designated ‘Good‘ by Ofsted following a successful inspection in February 2020. Inspectors highlighted a number of key reasons for the school’s success including:

Teachers have high expectations of all students, regardless of their ability
Relationships are excellent and are built on respect and trust
Students from many different backgrounds and cultures get on very well together
Staff morale is high
GCSE results across a range of subjects are significantly better than those of similar schools, representing outstanding progress
Students’ achievement in the Sixth Form is outstanding

We are looking for….

An efficient and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills
An energetic practitioner able to deliver pre-planned lessons in a variety of subjects
A person who is calm, caring, approachable, but firm
A dedicated professional with a commitment to extracurricular activities that add value for students
A hard-working individual with high levels of literacy and numeracy
Support students in their learning, and encourage positive attitudes and behaviour in and around school through the promotion of RRE values
Support students with social and emotional difficulties, making referrals to internal and external agencies as necessary
Encourage and develop positive parental relationships between Form Tutors, Staff and relevant agencies
Ensure high levels of punctuality and attendance at all times

We can offer….

Excellent students and staff who will enthuse and inspire the successful candidate
The opportunity to be part of a highly innovative and successful school
A friendly and supportive working environment
A commitment to staff wellbeing
A comprehensive induction programme and the opportunity to engage in further professional development
The opportunity to train as a teacher for the right candidate

If you feel that you could add value and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to join us then please contact Mrs Nidhi Bains, Human Resources Manager on and ask for an application pack. Alternatively, the information can be downloaded from our website. Informal enquiries are most welcome. Please note applications are only accepted on the official Holyhead School job application form.

Holyhead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates.

Closing date: Noon on 20th October 2021

Important Information:

** From 1st January 2022 Holyhead School will be joining the Central Region School Trust.

About Central Region Schools Trust

We are a group of schools with a strong and powerful relationship with The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA). The RSA has a strong history of supporting educational innovation, thinking and approaches, going back as far as the Nineteenth Century ( Today we work together as a group of schools, working closely with the RSA, to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for young people in our schools, with examples of this work showcased on this website. We aim to ensure excellent test and examination results for our students, and ensure they are fully prepared for a happy and fulfilling life.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1279 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Holyhead School

Our Mission is to Teach What Matters

At Holyhead, we are privileged to work in a diverse community where we have a positive impact on students’ life chances and aspirations. They should be proud of, and not held
back by, where they are from. Our students are entitled to a first-rate, inclusive and context-specific education, one which provides them with the knowledge and skills to achieve
their best possible outcomes. This will enable them to thrive in a competitive world outside our walls. We will promote and prioritise excellence, adults equipping students with the
characteristics that are necessary for success in a rapidly changing society. We will Teach What Matters. Our cohesive curriculum is designed so that all subjects contribute to the
development of the skills and experiences we have collectively defined as important to our students.

We believe exceptional learning and expert teaching will be achieved by:

Staff prioritising their own development so that children benefit from their exceptional subject and pedagogical knowledge
Extending students’ reading experiences and enriching their vocabulary across and beyond the curriculum
Staff being responsive practitioners through informed collaborative planning and ongoing evaluation
Planning for learning rather than performance to ensure lasting learning
Recognising the efficiency and impact of direct instruction by expert teachers
We find learning the next powerful form of teaching.

Not all childrens’ needs are equal. Here at Holyhead, we know that better than anyone. It’s important to understand needs, aspirations and challenges, and we mean really understand, because our community is unlike most others – it’s not richer or privileged. It’s real with children who need care and role models to help shape their future, lift aspirations and keep them safe. Our community needs a distinctive style, creativity and ability when it comes to teaching. We are not a school that prides itself on positions in league tables (although students make outstanding academic progress). Instead, we pride ourselves on the children who get jobs and develop character that steers them away from an alternative, less positive life. That’s our purpose and the more we learn from children, the better life lessons we can teach. There is a magic to Holyhead we must preserve and celebrate every day. There is a commitment to listening and building relationships you will not find anywhere else.

School location

Milestone Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 0HN

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