CCS Head of Year - Attitudes to Learning

Vacancy Details

Head of Year - Responsibility for Attitudes to Learning


About the role

Under an agreed system of supervision, the Teaching Head of Year will have specific responsibility for all year groups, for the provision of pastoral support to students of that year. The post holder will be responsible for managing the behaviour, welfare and academic achievement offering guidance, support and advice to students experiencing difficulty with aspects of school life. The post holder will be responsible for any administration associated with the role.
Main responsibilities: 
  • Work closely with the wider teaching team to identify barriers to achievement; guide and advise staff in the implementation of intervention and support strategies to overcome those barriers
  • Monitor and record students’ responses, learning achievements and progress against targets and prepare necessary paperwork for student reviews, including evaluation of progress against targets
  • Support identified students in need of specialised mentoring, and provide mentoring sessions where appropriate or facilitate alternative mentoring opportunities including signposting to external agencies
  • Take a lead in managing the behaviour of the year group, proactively monitoring behaviour of all students, analysing patterns and applying effective behaviour management strategies
  • To have the overview of punctuality and attendance, liaising with parents, appropriate staff and external agencies as appropriate and implementing measures necessary to improve individual and year group attendance
  • Act as first point of call for pastoral and welfare issues, working with identified students on areas of emotional health and wellbeing and liaise with appropriate staff and multi agencies making appropriate referrals and attending meetings as required
  • Be on-call and available to students (and parents) in the year group, co-ordinating home / school links over a range of issues e.g. attitudes to learning and individual progress to establish a strong sense of culture and the learning purpose within the academy
  • Support staff in dealing with behaviour issues, developing and implementing intervention strategies for both pastoral and learning progress
  • Contribution to the identification of students at risk of Alternative Provision and ensure that  all support, internal and external, has been exhausted before transition. Equally support the academy’s in-house alternative provision and plan for successful student transition back into mainstream school
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Pastoral Support Plans and support the SENDCo in collating information for EHC plans and JCQ access assessments

How to apply

Head to our recruitment website to apply for this role.

Please upload a supporting statement which should be no longer than two sides of A4 (this should not be a CV) clearly demonstrating:

  • Why you are applying for this position
  • How you meet the competencies of this role using examples from your current and previous experience (please refer to the job description on the WPT website)
  • Any information which you consider relevant that you have not already mentioned

This information is important as it will be used in the shortlisting process to identify suitable candidates for interview and assessments.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

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Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

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