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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS (Inner London) plus TLR2b with leadership release time

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a dedicated, caring and hardworking Head of Year with: very high expectations of what each child can achieve;

  • a proven track record in raising pupil attainment;
  • knowledge and understanding of how to identify pastoral need and organise appropriate interventions;
  • an appreciation of the importance of communication between key stages on transition;
  • an understanding of how children learn and the complexities of this process;
  • the aspiration to work with young people, colleagues and parents;
  • the ability to successfully lead a pastoral team of tutors and pastoral support staff, establishing effective working relationships and flexible working practices;
  • experience of following direction and working in collaboration with colleagues, parents, pupils and the school community;
  • strong interpersonal skills;
  • a creative and innovative approach to school improvement;

What the school offers its staff

We would like to appoint an excellent teacher to join our Middle Leaders focusing on monitoring and improving outcomes for a particular year group. You will be joining a team of other supportive Heads of Year to continue to develop Woodmansterne as a place where pupils can become the very best that they can be. Each year group has 150 pupils with a teacher allocation of 18/26 and a non-teaching Pastoral Support Worker attached to each Key Stage. We are very proud of the high level of mutual respect and trust between our staff and pupils; our pupils are hardworking, well behaved, courteous and polite.

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About Woodmansterne School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 18
School size
1483 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18
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Working at Woodmansterne is never dull. Creative ideas are listened to and considered and challenge is encouraged. Staff here are keen and confident to go the extra mile, knowing that their input is valued and respected. Woodmansterne is a special place, ask anyone who has walked through our doors, the learning environment is calm and enriched; pupils, staff and parents are happy. Our goal is simple, to ‘achieve excellence together’, we do this by supporting each other and a relentless focus on inspiring our young people (and each other) to be the very best version of themselves that they can be. Woodmansterne has a diverse and vibrant community and as a school we benefit from this rich variety of cultures and traditions . Working closely across phases has ensured cohesion between staff, a greater understanding of effective transition and how children learn and flourish. It has been a pioneering journey, one that we have embraced as a community, we have learnt from each other, risen to challenges and overcome obstacles together. As a Woodmansterne staff member, you can expect regular and relevant professional development, opportunities to work across phases, be creative and risk taking in your teaching, work closely with colleagues in planning and training. You will be an integral part of this wonderful school and supported by an experienced and supportive leadership team. Prospective applicants are always welcome to come and visit, please contact the Emma-Louise King at recruitment@woodmansterne.london or by phoning the School Office on 02087641825

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