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  • Start date details

    July or September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£39,186.00 - £42,403.00 Annually (FTE)

Year Lead job summary

We are now seeking to appoint a non-teaching Year Lead to join our team of outstanding and friendly pastoral leaders from July or September 2024, to be responsible for the personal development, wellbeing, behaviour and attendance of a year group and to have some oversight of their academic progress. Initially this will be Year 7 and the Year Lead typically stays with their year group until the end of Year 11. The candidate will also be Head of House, a role that celebrates and champions the pupils belonging to Mandela House, encouraging their participation in house events and promoting the house values and identity. Resilient and positive, the successful applicant will have experience of working with young people and be able to relate to them, inspiring and encouraging pupils while earning their respect. School-based experience is desirable but not essential and applications are welcome from those with a background in children and young people’s services and agencies. A liking for young people and a determination to help them all reach their potential are prerequisites for the role.

This is a rewarding full-time post, with the vast majority of hours worked during term time, but some work from home may be required during school holiday periods. Given the nature of the role, there is also the requirement to undertake occasional evening work to support or deliver events and, on very rare occasions, to support safeguarding.

Currently, each of our Year Leads also has responsibility for supporting one key area of school life, such as pupil leadership, celebrations, work experience, anti-bullying or post-16 transition. This additional responsibility will be discussed at interview and agreed at a later date.

We are happy to consider applications from candidates who would like to work part-time on a job-share basis: please indicate your preferred working pattern in your application.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Thursday 27 June and candidates need to be available on that date.

For full details about this role, please read the candidate information pack.

Commitment to safeguarding

Anglian Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment and those in regulated activity will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check and online checks. Certificate of Good Conduct and other applicable checks may be requested.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Our policies for Ex-Offenders, GDPR, Safeguarding and Recruitment can be found on our website: www.anglianlearning.org.

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About Sawston Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1171 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Sawston Village College is an inclusive, comprehensive 11-16 academy, set on a picturesque open campus, a few miles south of the culturally iconic and aspirational city of Cambridge. It was the first purpose-built Village College in England and we are proud of the fact that it is still heralded as a model for community education and remains true to Henry Morris’ founding principles. Many members of the local community visit each week to participate in learning, sporting or leisure activities. We are also proud to be a founding member of the Anglian Learning Trust, a family of like-minded schools serving over 5500 pupils from ages 3-19 in this region. The Trust affords us opportunities to learn from each other, prosper from outstanding leadership development and build strong professional networks to achieve ambitious objectives.

We are a very welcoming and highly successful school, one in which all staff are valued and all contribute to our strong caring ethos. The College is listed in the top ten state secondary schools without a sixth form in the UK (The Sunday Times, 2023). Pupils are at the centre of all that we do but we can only succeed when all professionals work together, collaboratively and supportively, to ensure a positive, safe and calm learning environment in which all pupils can thrive. We ensure our staff have the resources, development and opportunities to fulfil their roles and responsibilities. Staff wellbeing is vital to our success and we consider workload and the working environment very carefully.

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