About the role
Assistant Head of Year
37 hours per week, term time only
September 2020 start
Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,966 to £24,805 full time equivalent
We are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in a successful, thriving and supportive 11-18 Academy making a positive contribution to our Student Support Team as an Assistant Head of Year. We are currently advertising for two posts, Assistant Head of Year Key Stage 3/4 and Assistant Head of Year 12.
We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1380 students, including over 240 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.
We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behaviour and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy and the Student Support Department are committed to the development of both its staff and students.
We secure excellent outcomes for our students. For the last 3 years, Beacon Academy has been the number one school in East Sussex for the Government’s headline measure Progress 8. In 2019 our progress was 0.97, which places us in the top 1.6% of schools nationally. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are delighted to have received this confirmation, once again, of our high-ranking position. This places us in an esteemed group of 6% of schools nationally who are categorised as well above average for three years in a row. We know this is a clearly a result of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community.
We have been a National Teaching School and National Support School since 2017 and most recently we have been designated as part of the Beacon Partnership to deliver the Chartered College CTeach Programme. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education, a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council and a member of the South East Ofsted Reference Group.
Our exceptionally effective, highly-skilled, professional Student Support Team provide an outstanding level of pastoral care to students in Years 7 - 13 and forge effective links with parents and carers to support students' learning, behaviour, attendance and welfare.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and a genuine desire to help contribute positively to the life of our young people. The role will include:
- Being available to students, staff and parents so that all issues and concerns can be swiftly addressed, in accordance with Academy policies and procedures.
- Leading the provision of high quality care, guidance and support in order to remove barriers to students learning from within the Academy.
- Managing Behaviour, Attendance and Wellbeing through a variety of strategies.
- To log on SIMS all communication to and from parents and respond or delegate and follow up responses to these as necessary.
- To be involved in special events such as Parents evenings, trips, Honours evening etc.
- Providing support for all in particular the most vulnerable, disadvantage and when applicable SEND students with regards to any issues relating to safeguarding policy, including bullying, child protection, safety and well-being.
The role is for 37 hours per week, term time only. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,966 - £24,805 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary would be £19,909 - £21,847.
Deadline for applications: 10am on Monday 8 June 2020
If you would like more information on this role, please contact the Human Resources department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae.
Despite the challenges we face, we will do everything we can to continue with most recruitment at Beacon Academy at this time, following all guidance and using all the resources available to us that could include Zoom and other online platforms. Interview activities may vary, but our recruitment will be fair and in line with safeguarding policy.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.