This job expired on 1 December 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    1 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    17 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full time 37 hours per week, Term Time only + 3 training days, flexible working options may be considered

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£38,223 - £42,403

Pay scale

N8, SCP 30-34

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a dedicated and committed Pastoral Manager who is passionate, pro-active and innovative to join the Academy’s successful Pastoral team.

This new role will provide operational leadership of the pastoral system across the academy and manage the Head of Year team, with the aim of raising the aspirations/self-esteem and improving the behaviour and attendance of students so that they can achieve their full potential. The post is ideal for someone who is focussed on student emotional and academic development and who is keen to be an integral part of the many varied aspects of school life.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has extensive experience working in a pastoral role in a secondary school
  • Is a committed team player with a passion for working with young people and supporting colleagues
  • Has a strong understanding of strategies which address barriers to learning
  • Is able to develop and drive new initiatives and innovate practice
  • Can build strong professional relationships with students, parents and staff
  • Is proactive in offering support and guidance
  • Has excellent attention to detail and oral and written communication skills

  • Has the ability to support and improve behaviour, attitudes and attendance through the use of data informed practice to drive strategic intervention, in order to maximise student outcomes

  • Has the skills to inspire, influence, challenge and motivate others, leading by example.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals
  • Enthusiastic and motivated students
  • An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development
  • A school with its community at heart
  • A programme of staff wellbeing activities

  • Free use of an on-site gym

Further details about the role

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, and so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy prior to this date.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About North Gosforth Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
554 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0191 236 1700

Come to work in a thriving community. The Gosforth Group is a multi-academy trust consisting of six schools (Gosforth Academy, Gosforth Junior High Academy, North Gosforth Academy, Jesmond Park Academy, Callerton Academy and Great Park Academy) committed to providing a superb education for students from Year 5 through to Year 13. 

North Gosforth Academy is a small secondary school with a strong focus on providing high quality education in a safe, happy and caring environment. Community is at the heart of what we do. Each student is a valued member of the academy and given opportunities which will allow them to thrive as an individual, both academically and in their own personal development.

Students receive a first class education from our team of enthusiastic, dedicated teachers and our pastoral and support staff. We have high expectations of both ourselves and of our students, and we strive to develop their talents and help them succeed. We offer a diverse and broad curriculum with both academic and vocational learning opportunities for all and a subject mix that both engages and inspires. We recognise the value of enrichment opportunities and a holistic approach to student development. We have dedicated timetabled sessions focussed on extra-curricular activities, career opportunities and post-16 progression.

Our aim is that having this rich school experience means that our students leave the academy well equipped to thrive in a busy, challenging, modern world.

We are very proud of what we do at North Gosforth Academy.

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