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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£35,577 to £36,567

Pay scale

SO1.23 to SO1.25

What skills and experience we're looking for

Our Mission is 'To build great learning communities where children flourish’. To accomplish our mission, we keep our 3 core beliefs at the heart of everything we do: Courageous Optimism, Boundless Creativity and Heartfelt Compassion. We support our schools to deliver excellent pupil outcomes, create vibrant, exciting environments and offer rewarding careers for employees. To help us with this, we are looking to appoint a passionate and inspiring Head of Year at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls to join a talented and supportive Pastoral Team.

This is a non-teaching role so being a qualified teacher is not a prerequisite.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the vision, skills and experience to successfully take on a leading role in pastoral care at FBA.
  • Develop personal knowledge of students and provide information and advice as required.
  • Work in collaboration with all colleagues, to be responsible for:

- the moral, intellectual and social development of students.

- pastoral care, safeguarding, sanctioning, rewarding and counselling of students

  • Liaise with external agencies and help write reports and attend appropriate meetings when required, some of which may be at a different site.
  • Be motivated to challenge and help develop amazing young women in line with our mission to empower young women
  • Be creative, empathetic and reflective in your approach
  • Keep, maintain and track student records for attendance, achievement, behaviour and safeguarding for the year group.
  • Share our commitment to building great learning communities where children flourish

The successful candidate will become part of an oversubscribed, successful girls’ school for 11 to 18 year-olds, with an ethos rooted in female empowerment, and dedicated colleagues who strive for excellence. The school is committed to providing the best learning opportunities for students in, a safe, secure and friendly environment with "Confident, courteous and articulate students".

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • Welcoming and friendly colleagues
  • A stimulating and welcoming learning environment with excellent facilities, including our purpose-built wellbeing centre, a farm, an art gallery and our own railway
  • Strong links with girls' schools in the UK and abroad through the International Coalition of Girls’ Schools (ICGS)
  • Access to the Schools Advisory Service (SAS), the Trust’s employee well-being support and medical programme. This includes 24-hour-a-day access to a GP helpline for you and those within your household, a counselling service, stress management, a weight loss programme, physiotherapy, menopause support and much more
  • Links with the local community, including our charity partner, The Trussell Trust Food Bank
  • Increased priority in admissions to our school for your child/ren
  • Close proximity to the M25, Romford Railway Station (Elizabeth Line) and a main bus route

Commitment to safeguarding

At LIFE Education Trust, we prioritise the safety and welfare of our students. All staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding children from abuse.
Our schools comply with the 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidelines, which require shortlisted candidates to submit a self-declaration of their criminal record before an interview.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and an enhanced DBS disclosure check is mandatory for the successful applicant.

Applying for the job

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About The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1432 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01708 447368

The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls is a non-denominational academy secondary school and sixth form for girls aged between 11 and 18. It is located in Romford in the borough of Havering, London. The number of pupils is approximately 1,300.

The school was established in 1906 by Frances Bardsley with the aim of providing free education to the local girls. Formerly across two different sites until 2003, it became The Frances Bardsley School for Girls in 1972 and converted to academy status in 2012.

Arranging a visit to The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@lifeeducationtrust.com.

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