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Head of Year - KS4

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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 shaping the future of young minds? Do you thrive on guiding students to overcome barriers and reach their full potential? Clifton Community School is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Head of Year KS4 to join our dynamic team and make a real difference in the lives of our Year 10 and Year 11 students.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

Collaborative Excellence: Work closely with our talented teaching team to identify and address barriers to student achievement. Guide and advise staff on implementing effective intervention and support strategies.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Keep track of students' responses, achievements, and progress. Prepare comprehensive paperwork for student reviews and evaluate progress against targets.

Specialised Mentoring: Provide targeted mentoring sessions for students in need, or facilitate alternative mentoring opportunities, including connecting them with external agencies.

Behaviour Management Leadership: Lead the way in managing the behaviour of the year group. Monitor behaviour patterns, apply effective strategies, and ensure a positive and conducive learning environment.Attendance and Punctuality Oversight: Oversee and improve attendance and punctuality. Liaise with parents, staff, and external agencies to implement necessary measures for improvement.

Pastoral and Welfare Support: Be the first point of contact for pastoral and welfare issues. Work with students on emotional health and wellbeing, liaise with staff and multi-agencies, and make appropriate referrals.

Home/School Liaison: Maintain strong links between home and school. Be available to students and parents, addressing a range of issues from attitudes to learning to individual progress, fostering a positive culture within the academy.

Staff Support and Intervention: Assist staff in dealing with behaviour issues. Develop and implement intervention strategies to support both pastoral and academic progress.

Alternative Provision Management: Identify students at risk of requiring Alternative Provision. Ensure all internal and external support options are exhausted before transition, and support successful reintegration into mainstream school.

Pastoral Support Plans Development: Contribute to the creation and implementation of Pastoral Support Plans. Support the SENDCo in collating information for EHC plans and JCQ access assessments.

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