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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£26,059.00 - £29,198.00 Annually (Actual) Salary based on 37 hours per week, 5 days per week, term time only (39 weeks per year)

Head of Year job summary

Role Purpose

Our heads of year work alongside our Raising Standards Leaders to lead on behavioural, welfare, rewards, achievement and performance based matters for their year group.

Previous experience is not required, though would be advantageous.

What you'll get up to:

The role of Head of Year is varied and rewarding. It includes:

  • Building strong relationships with students and their families,
  • Being visible and proactive during transition times,
  • Supervising students at lunch time,
  • Being 'on call' - patrolling the corridors and responding to call outs, such as lesson removals,
  • Mentoring individual students and small groups, as needed,
  • Ensuring teachers and other pastoral staff members are aware of the needs of vulnerable students,
  • Driving the academy's pastoral vision,
  • Other duties as outlined in the full job description,
  • Other ad-hoc duties which may arise from time to time.

What we're looking for:

  • The ability to demonstrate uncompromising leadership of students,
  • mentor and coach students to develop confidence and maintain positive attitudes,
  • be a positive role model,
  • and encourage students’ motivation and enthusiasm in the academy, developing positive responses to challenge and high expectations.
  • The ability to understand and comply with the academies policies and procedures, particularly in relation to health and safety and child protection.
  • A clear DBS check (provided by the Academy prior to commencing employment).

Other important information

The post holder will be required to stand and walk for long periods of time. There may be some outdoor working in adverse weather and exposure to noisy environments.

About Ormiston Horizon Academy

An ambitious school at the heart of our community.

At OHA, our students, staff, families and governors work together to ensure we provide a first-class education for all of our learners. Our vision is simple and all of our stakeholders work tirelessly to achieve it: At OHA, we provide an inspirational and ambitious learning journey to enable all our students to achieve beyond their Horizons…

Working at Ormiston Horizon Academy provides you with opportunities to shape the lives of really amazing young people, all the while progressing your own career and gaining job satisfaction.

Our new colleague will also benefit from being part of Ormiston Academies Trust, a MAT of 43 primary and secondary academies. The Trust’s vision is for all young people to have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential. OAT support all staff so that they can enhance and develop their professional skills whatever their role within the trust.


Ormiston Horizon Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Ormiston Academies Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Flexible working opportunities will be considered.

All successful appointments will be subject to suitability checks in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, online searches, prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, which provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions, can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

Commitment to safeguarding

At OHA, we take our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all students seriously. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued.

All staff are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect.

Through our ethos and curriculum, we promote a common sense of identity and support diversity showing our students how different communities can be united by common experiences and values.

Strict adherence to the Safeguarding Policy is mandatory for all staff, governors, visitors and volunteers in the academy and is not subject to individual discretion.

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About Ormiston Horizon Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1053 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

An ambitious school at the heart of our community

Ormiston Horizon Academy is a special place for our students, staff and wider community. We continuously strive to provide the highest possible quality of education for the young people we work with.

Our students are an exceptional group of talented individuals who thrive on the range of experiences that they are offered at OHA. We firmly believe the relationships between teachers, students and parents/carers are key to the success of the academy.

Our core values of: Respect, Resilience and Responsibility permeate around our academy and our wider school community. We are proud of our students and our students are proud of their school.

We have a wonderful team of staff at OHA, who work relentlessly to ensure our students are provided with the best education possible. Our thoroughly planned curriculum, alongside a challenging PSHE programme, supported by a range of enrichment opportunities, allow our students to develop a love of learning and a resilience that prepares for their futures. We encourage positive attitudes and aim to provide an environment in which all students feel known, supported and challenged.

Our outstanding building and expansive site allows us to offer an education with a difference for our students. We are fully committed to ensuring that our Academy continues to be a centre of excellence and innovation for our students, staff and the local community.

We are always open to visitors and would be happy to welcome you into OHA so you can appreciate the special learning atmosphere that exists here. I look forward to working closely with you on the next steps of our journey.

Mr A Fitzgibbon


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