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Head of Year

Robert Clack School of ScienceBarking and Dagenham

Required from September 2021, we are looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic Head of Year to join our expanding school.  All subject areas will be considered.  Robert Clack School prides itself on providing a challenging and engaging curriculum for pupils, and progression opportunities for staff.

Candidates must have pastoral and curriculum experience, as well as experience of teaching at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.  A Head of Year is responsible for monitoring the academic progress and attainment of a year group in order to secure and sustain progress for all pupils.  The successful candidate will work closely with the rest of the pastoral team, subject leaders and the SLT to ensure that all pupils are progressing, and to identify and intervene with key groups of pupils who need extra support to reach their full potential.  A Head of Year role is crucial within the pastoral team and is a superb opportunity to create and promote a culture based upon the school values of mutual respect, compassion, discipline, high expectations and aspirations, and hard work.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a commitment to delivering high quality teaching, learning and pastoral care, and they must have: -

• UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS);

• Experience and knowledge of teaching within a secondary school (ages 11-18);

• Excellent behaviour management skills and curriculum knowledge;

• A record of / commitment to outstanding teaching and securing high levels of pupil progress;

• Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;

• Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills;

• An appreciation and understanding of a school at the heart of the community.

Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and will soon become one of the largest schools in the UK.

Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work, high expectations, and aspirations.

Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Through our provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities, our pupils achieve excellent academic, social and cultural outcomes, despite living in an area of significant disadvantage. At the end of Year 13, our pupils go on to top University destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge. Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries.

Working Conditions: Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.

Professional Advancement: We believe in training, developing and supporting teachers and support staff. Many of our teachers trained at Robert Clack; a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher. We have a Silver award for our CPD from the Teacher’s Development Trust, Investors in People Bronze award and the one time that we entered the Sunday Times Best Public Sector Company we were ranked first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth. If you are ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop at Robert Clack School.


To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website. If you would like to apply for this position please refer to the Job Description, Person Specification and download the application form which are available with the TES.  Please submit your completed application form via the TES or to:

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Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

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