Head of Year

St Bede's School, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 2LQ

5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 (£26,948) - UPS3 (£42,780)

Additional allowances

TLR 1B £10,834

Head of Year job summary

  • Head of Year at St Bede’s

Heads of Year are extremely important at St Bede’s. You are the leader of approximately 330 students in your year group and you will move through the main school with them. You are also the mentor and professional tutor for the twelve teachers in your year team; not in respect of their subject skills or expertise but in the equally important aspects of being a pastoral and academic tutor. As an important middle leader, you will also take on a whole school role in promoting your year, advocating your students and also as someone who embodies our mission and ethos.

The role is focused on the students: ensuring that every one of them makes good progress and that every one of them develops and grows. To do this you will monitor academic progress in all subjects, identify those who are not achieving fully and plan and deliver interventions. You will also monitor and identify those who are struggling socially, emotionally or simply not reaching their potential, as well as student attendance and punctuality.

It is essential that you represent and develop the inclusive Christian ethos of the school and act as an inspiring example. At the same time, you will work closely and develop relationships with colleagues in the school, outside agencies, parents and students to achieve these goals.

As Head of Year you will have strong support from our special needs team, a highly effective Behaviour and Student Support (BaSS) team and from your fellow Heads of Year as well as the Head of Key Stage. There is a full-time chaplaincy team, student support office and a range of in-school and shared services (e.g. counsellor, school nurse). Most importantly, you will have support from students and parents who want the same things from the school as we want and will help you to build them if you lead them well.

Why work for us?

  • St Bede's is a good place to work. Staff are friendly and supportive of one another: relationships between staff and pupils were recognised by Ofsted as 'exceptionally strong'.
  • ECTs benefit from a well developed and comprehensive induction period programme. More experienced teachers are given the opportunity to participate in training which will help them to develop skills needed for middle and senior management roles.
  • There are good on-site catering facilities. Staff are able to use the fitness facilities free of charge and to participate in sports activities.
  • Music is a big part of school life and staff are welcome to join our senior choir and instrumental groups.
  • We have a social event at the end of each term as well as occasional staff trips to the theatre.
  • The school is situated in Redhill, a commuter belt town in the Surrey Fringe area. We are close to the M25 and there are good transport links to London and the South Coast from Redhill station which is about 15 minutes walk from the school. We also benefit from being within walking distance of beautiful countryside . Many staff live locally, others commute from Guildford, South London, Kent and East & West Sussex.

Using the application form

Please visit our school website to download an information pack and application form: https://www.st-bedes.surrey.sch.uk/198/working-at-st-bedes

Supporting documents

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

About St Bede's School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England/Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1887 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

St Bede's is a voluntary aided school located in Redhill, Surrey. We are proud to serve roughly 1,850 boys and girls of all abilities, age 11-18, from Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Horley and the surrounding areas. This includes over 300 studying academic courses in the sixth form. The school will be gradually expanding over the next few years. The school has an Anglican, Catholic and Free Church foundation and we work hard to create an inclusive ethos. Our aim is to ensure that pupils thrive academically, socially and spiritually within a Christian Framework.

Staff well-being is considered very important at St Bede's. During the current pandemic we are working hard to ensure that staff feel supported, connected and valued. A senior member of staff has been appointed to lead in this area.

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