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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Subject

Head of Year

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

MPS / UPS + TLR 1 or 2 (depending on candidate's experience)

Head of Year (teaching) job summary

Head of Year (teaching)


About the role

We are looking to recruit a Head of Year who is committed to comprehensive education – someone who genuinely wants to make a difference in students’ futures, and committed to, and understanding how outstanding teaching and learning can transform lives.

The main responsibility will be to ensure the exemplary behaviour and safety of all students in the year group, meeting the needs of all our students in achieving at least national average for attendance and supporting achievement across the teaching curriculum.

Key responsibilities
  • To lead a team of tutors and a cohort of students.

  • To ensure students have timely access to University, Apprenticeships and Employment resources.

  • To ensure all processes regarding University applications, Apprenticeships and Employment are in place to enhance student opportunities.

  • Promote good attendance (95%+) and punctuality.

Why work at Westfield?

At Westfield, one size doesn’t fit all. We are not and never will be a selective Academy. We believe that it is our duty to cater to the wide variety of needs of all our students. Our numbers have increased dramatically over the last few years, as has our reputation.

You will join a caring supportive staff team with access to great sporting facilities and to a comprehensive wellbeing program. We are looking for talented individuals, and are determined to develop your careers to their full potential. Most of our senior staff and middle leaders have been supported in their developmental journey, including our Senior Leads for CPD and Pastoral Support & Inclusion.

To flourish with us, you need to be hard-working, flexible, engaging and professional. You need to have high expectations for yourself, your colleagues and your students. Working at Westfield is rewarding but hard work, and you will need enthusiasm, creativity and a great sense of humour, alongside a willingness to throw yourself into all aspects of Academy life.

About us

We are an over-subscribed, high-performing, non-selective Academy. We have been a consistently “Good” OFSTED school since 2012, with our most recent inspection being December 2019. Our students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in Southwest Hertfordshire.

In December 2016, we moved into a ‘new build’. This gave our students the learning environment they deserved, and they have thrived in it.

Our ethos is built on the words Believe | Strive | Achieve. We believe that students should have the highest possible aspirations for their future, and that through our support and hard work they should be able to achieve whatever they wish for.

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield Academy and it's Trust Board fully recognise that they have a duty of care to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children. We recognise that all members of the school community, including volunteers and Trustees, will at all times play a full and active part in protecting our students from harm.

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About Westfield Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1319 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Westfield Academy. We are an over-subscribed, high-performing, non-selective Academy. We have been a consistently "Good" OFSTED school since 2012, with our most recent inspection being December 2019. During my time as Headteacher, our students have consistently achieved some of the best exam results in South West Herts.

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