Head of Year, Chippenham, Wiltshire

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Sheldon SchoolChippenham, Wiltshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR1b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

HEAD OF YEAR (TLR 1b £9,474)

Required for September 2018 a suitably qualified and experienced teacher to become a Head of Year.   

Following the semi-retirement of the current post-holder, we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated professional to this crucial role in the school.  S/he will be responsible for a year group of approximately 280 pupils and for the leadership and management of a team of 10 tutors.  Year Heads remain with their year group through Years 7-11 and the person appointed will initially have responsibility for Year 7. 

The high standards of care, guidance and academic monitoring of pupils achieved by the pastoral team underpin Sheldon’s status as a high performing school.  The successful candidate will be expected to build on these firm foundations and develop the role still further. 

Sheldon is a high-performing school with a strong record of success and we have an outstanding local and national reputation.  It is a very happy school and staff morale is high.  Our vision is to be a forward-thinking and outward-looking school, where aspirations are high and ambitions unlimited.  A confident community where teaching is inspirational, every individual valued and students are resilient, successful and proud of their school.  

“The all-pervading caring ethos ensures that pupils are happy and able to thrive from the moment they arrive at school.  The vibrant atmosphere created reflects the commitment to pupils’ enriching and positive school experiences.” Ofsted June 2017.  

We are situated in attractive parkland on the edge of the rapidly growing market town of Chippenham, surrounded by beautiful countryside.  There are good rail and road links to London, we are 5 minutes from junction 17 on the M4 and a 10 minute train journey to the beautiful Roman City of Bath.  

Application process:  Please click ‘Apply Now’ and download our application form and submit, together with a letter of application to hr@sheldonschool.co.uk   

Further details are available from the Headteacher, Mr N Spurdell, by telephone, email or fax, or from the school website, www.sheldonschool.co.uk  

Sheldon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure

Closing date:  Thursday, 22nd February 2018 (12 noon)

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More about Sheldon School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1249 766020
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Sheldon School is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary with sixth form situated in Chippenham, Wiltshire. It is an academy supported by a single-academy trust, the Sheldon School Trust. The total capacity is 1,800 students aged 11-18.