Year Leader

Wootton Upper School, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£25'714 - £41'604

Job summary

Wootton Academy Trust [WAT] consists of Wootton Upper School, which has 900 pupils in Years 9-11 and Kimberley 16-19 College, which in September 2021 will have 700 students in Years 12 and 13 studying Level 3 courses.

WAT is a happy, successful Trust and we are seeking to appoint someone to join our team and make a positive impact on students’ lives. Staff here are supportive, caring and committed to a collaborative approach to teaching and learning. As a new member of staff, you can expect a warm welcome and a wide range of CPD opportunities to develop your practice and career.

Our new Year Leader will become Head of Year 9 from September 2021. We are looking for an individual to lead around 275 - 300 pupils over the next three years on their journeys through Wootton Upper School and then on to either Kimberley College for their Sixth Form courses or another educational setting.

Whilst we would wish to ensure it is possible for our new Year Leader to teach across the age range, including at Key Stage 5, we would expect the vast majority of the Year Leader’s timetable to be concentrated on Key Stages 3 and 4. We believe it is important that the Year Leader is on the same site as their year group.

Year Leaders teach approximately 35 lessons out of 50 lessons per fortnight. At this stage of the academic year, we anticipate that your teaching subject will not be a major factor in the person appointed to this position. Our Year Leader will be someone who really understands the teaching and learning process and who delivers consistently high-quality lessons themselves.

We hope the attached Job Description, alongside the information on our website, inspires you to make an application and we look forward to welcoming successful applicants for interview.

Closing Date: 09:00 on Tuesday 16th March 2021. Please note that we will be running this as a rolling recruitment and selection process during the recruitment campaign, therefore please submit your application as soon as possible.

Wootton Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Wootton Academy Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

A NOTE FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES - We prefer to hire people directly. We’ll be in touch if we need you!

Employee benefits

TLR1B (currently £10,101 per annum)

Applying for the job

Applicants must complete the Trust’s application form - we cannot accept CVs. An Application Form and recruitment information can be downloaded from our website or requested by email from

Please return the completed Application Form either by email to or by post to the HR Department, Wootton Academy Trust, Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedfordshire, MK43 9HT.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
890 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Wootton Upper School

Wootton Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust comprising of Wootton Upper School and Kimberley STEM college.

Arranging a visit to Wootton Upper School

Please contact Kami Patel on 01234 767 123 to arrange a school visit adhering to Covid-19 regulations.

School location

Hall End Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 9HT

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