Head of Year

The Ashcombe SchoolDorking, Surrey

Thank you for your enquiry for details for the post of Head of Year from September 2021. This is an important post, and we wish to appoint a candidate of the highest calibre who will be able to make a significant contribution both to the management and development of the pastoral system and to the school as a whole. The post is not tied to any particular subject.

Who we are:

Ashcombe is highly sought-after, with very high levels of interest for September 2021. This is due to a wide range of factors including its facilities, academic results, standards of teaching, pastoral care, the wide range of trips and extra-curricular activities and the resultant attitudes of its pupils. In our 2020 ‘Investors in People’ Report, our staff said:

“It is a great place to work, and I can see all the things that are happening – it’s all positive”

What we offer:

• A supportive climate in which there is much cooperation, resulting in detailed schemes of work and excellent resources

• Courses run for both GCSE and A-Level students

• Regular professional development opportunities

• Day nursery on site with preferential rates for staff

• On-site parking

• Close to A25, M25 and local train stations

The successful candidate will be given full support and will be encouraged to engage in further professional development which we believe will benefit both the individual and the school.  As the school transitioned from being a Local Authority Community School to forming a MAT, a key element was maintaining the full benefit and protection of the National Pay & Conditions. Similarly, staff appointed from other academies are not disadvantaged, e.g. by counting service towards sick pay and maternity leave.  The school takes a constructive approach towards Performance Management & Appraisal and Pay Progression and offers many opportunities for career development.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidates will be those who share the essential values and vision of the school (a commitment to the comprehensive ideal and to the principles and practice of equal opportunities), and whose personal qualities and management style complement those of the existing, successful management team.

How to apply:

Click the ‘Quick apply’ button below to complete an application form.

Closing date:

Applications must be submitted by 8am on Monday 19th April 2021. Please note we may interview as applications are received. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date. Interviews are likely to be via Zoom.

Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well in your future career.

The Ashcombe School,

Ashcombe Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1LY

Tel: 01306 886312


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