Head of Year – Non Teaching

Head of Year Y9/10 – Non- teaching post
Grade 5, SCP 27, (£24,657 pro-rata)
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Permanent position, subject to probationary period
Required from: January/February 2019
The Head of Year (HOY) role is a demanding one and this position provides the successful candidate the opportunity of taking on the role until the end of the academic year before a mutual decision is taken by the successful candidate and the school with regard to making the role permanent.
There is an exciting opportunity to lead a pastoral team due to the reorganisation of the staffing structure in school. We need someone who is able to provide vision, direction and inspiration for students, who enjoys a challenge and is not afraid of change.
Heads of Year are the driving force in maintaining high standards of behaviour for learning. This is a key role within the pastoral structure of our school and is essential in establishing the purposeful and disciplined environment in which Stowmarket students shine.
The successful candidate will join our dynamic pastoral team, reporting directly to the senior member of staff linked to the year group, which in turn is overseen by the Assistant Headteacher in charge of pastoral/behaviour. He or she will lead a team of form tutors, taking overall responsibility for the organisation, welfare and discipline of the year.
The Head of Year position requires someone who is robust and rigorous but caring and sensitive to the needs of the individual and who believes in the importance of paying attention to detail. The position is demanding but rewarding, and requires someone who can multi-task and prioritise demands. Liaison with parents and with external agencies is an important aspect of the role.
If you have these superhero qualities then we would love to hear from you.
To apply – please submit a one page application letter. Focus on the experience, skills and attributes that you have which lend themselves to the role. What would you bring to the role that will help us in our strategic aims?
Level 3 qualifications and GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) are essential. Experience of working with secondary age students is desirable.

Stowmarket High School is situated in picturesque mid Suffolk with excellent commuter links to Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich. We are an inclusive 11 – 18 Academy and part of Waveney Valley Academies Trust. We are currently in the throes of having a new school built on our current site and plan to move in to our new state of the art school in 2020.

Other staff benefits include:
• Opportunity to work with a dedicated and committed team of professionals
• Child care voucher scheme
• Commitment to staff well-being & work life balance
• Ongoing Professional Development opportunities within the Trust
• LGPS Pension Scheme

For more information, visit our website at www.stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk or contact Claire Ferguson, Assistant Headteacher, Onehouse Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1QR or email: cf@stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk

Completed applications should be emailed to Michele Miall, Headteacher's PA at mi@stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk by midday Wednesday 2nd January 2018 please.

Stowmarket High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: midday, Wednesday, 2nd January 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 9th January 2019
Only applications submitted on the school's application form will be considered.

School website: http://www.stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk
Staff category
Support Staff
Closing date
Wednesday 02 January 2019
School name
Stowmarket High School
Mr D Lee-Allan
DfE school no.
Stowmarket High School Onehouse Road Stowmarket Suffolk
IP14 1QR
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