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Head of Year - Attitudes to Learning

Job description

Job Title - Head of Year KS4

Salary - TLR 2C

Positions - 1

Location - Clifton Community School

Join Our Team as a Primary Teacher! 

Are you passionate about fostering positive attitudes to learning? Do you thrive in a dynamic and supportive educational environment? [School Name] is seeking a dedicated and inspirational Head of Year to lead our efforts in promoting excellence and supporting student achievement.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

Collaborative Identification of Barriers: Partner with the wider teaching team to pinpoint obstacles hindering student success. Provide expert guidance and advice to staff on implementing effective intervention and support strategies.

Monitoring and Reporting: Track and document students’ responses, learning achievements, and progress against targets. Prepare detailed paperwork for student reviews, including evaluations of progress and recommendations for future actions.

Specialised Mentoring Support: Identify students in need of specialised mentoring, delivering personalised mentoring sessions or facilitating alternative mentoring opportunities. Signpost students to external agencies when necessary.

Behaviour Management: Lead the management of the year group's behaviour, proactively monitoring and analysing patterns. Implement effective behaviour management strategies to maintain a positive learning environment.

Attendance and Punctuality Oversight: Oversee punctuality and attendance within the year group, liaising with parents, staff, and external agencies. Implement measures to improve attendance on both individual and year group levels.

Pastoral and Welfare Support: Act as the first point of contact for pastoral and welfare issues. Work with identified students on emotional health and wellbeing, coordinating with staff and multi-agencies for appropriate referrals and meetings.

Home/School Link Coordination: Be available to students and parents, fostering strong home/school links regarding attitudes to learning and individual progress. Establish a robust culture of learning within the academy.

Support for Staff: Assist staff in addressing behaviour issues, developing, and implementing intervention strategies for both pastoral and learning progress.

Identification of At-Risk Students: Contribute to identifying students at risk of needing Alternative Provision, ensuring timely and effective support.

Join Our Team and Make a Difference! 

If you are ready to inspire and lead our Year 10 and Year 11 students towards success, we would love to hear from you!

***Closing Date: Noon, Friday 21st June 2024***

For further information and to apply, please visit our recruitment website:

For more information about Wickersley Partnership Trust, including the benefits of working for us, please visit our main website:

We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this vacancy may be withdrawn without notice. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

To be successful in your application, you will need to demonstrate an effective and creative approach to teaching, a passion for your subject and a commitment to supporting the development of the department.

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. Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at

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

**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 documents attached to the advert)

  • Any information which you consider relevant that you have not already mentioned