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John Hampden Grammar School

High Wycombe, Bucks

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TLR 2.2 £4,353
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Full Time, Permanent
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9 February 2018

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HEAD OF YEAR for September 2018

TLR 2.2 = £4,353pa 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and flexible individual to join our outstanding Pastoral Team.

JHGS is a very successful oversubscribed selective school for boys. Categorised as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, we are looking for a colleague who wishes to work in a positive, friendly and caring environment with well-motivated and able pupils. An established centre of academic excellence, we have an exceptional record in sport, music, community involvement and offer a full range of extra-curricular activities. 

Required for September 2018, a committed and ambitious Pastoral Leader to join our dedicated pastoral team who lead year groups across the school, focused on academic progress, achievements, behaviour, attendance and all round care. 

You will also be an inspirational teacher with the ability to teach across the ability range from Key Stage 3 to 5. You will demonstrate the highest standards of delivery and have excellent subject knowledge within your specialism. 

We are looking to appoint a colleague who will: 

• Engage, enthuse, motivate and challenge students to reach the highest levels of achievement 

• Monitor behaviour and attendance across a year group and proactively put in place appropriate actions and support mechanisms

• Lead a year group and run related events throughout the year and take assemblies

In return you can expect: 

• Excellent support from an experienced Pastoral team and opportunities for professional development

• Focused and well-mannered students who are proud to be part of the JHGS community

• An open and honest professional culture and learning environment  

If you are interested in becoming part of our pastoral team and building we would love to hear from you. Further details including a job description, person specification and an application form are available on our website or from headspa@jhgs.bucks.sch.uk

If you wish to discuss the post further and visit the school you are very welcome. Please phone the main school line to arrange a time on 01494 529589. Completed applications should be returned by 9am on Friday 9th February 2018. 

Interviews will take place the week beginning 26th February

John Hampden Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

John Hampden Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer.

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JHGS is an outstanding school with a long and distinguished history of educating able boys. It combines the academic rigour of a traditional grammar school with a strong sense of community and a warm and supportive ethos where young men acquire the interpersonal skills of successful leaders. Academic excellence pervades all that we do but JHGS offers far more; we encourage boys to enjoy as wide an experience as possible.

JHGS is an established centre of academic excellence. There is a culture of aspiration and students enjoy learning. Consistently classified as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED, the School offers a broad curriculum which enables it to tailor each student’s examination choices to his interests and talents. Boys achieve at high levels in all subjects at both GCSE and A Level and Value Added measures are consistently impressive. They are encouraged to push the boundaries, to develop enquiring minds and have the ambition to be the very best. Enterprise education and access to advanced technology equip students for the future.

JHGS has a well established reputation for outstanding pastoral care. Integral to the fabric of the School is respect - respect for each other, our environment and our community.  Dialogue between boys, parents and staff is important to ensure individual learning styles are met and the potential of each individual is genuinely developed.

Acquiring skills through their academic studies and in extracurricular activities, our boys also develop inter-personal skills which are crucial for success in life. Debating and public speaking are important to us and are developed through lessons and the very successful Pratchett Society. Parents have access to our Learning Gateway, providing constant information on their sons’ progress, grades, attendance record and achievements.

Sport typifies the ethos of JHGS. We believe both in excellence and participation and offer students a broad range of traditional sports such as rugby, football, hockey and cricket through to rock-it-ball. Some 18 sports are offered to students when they join the school. Our teams perform at the very highest levels, regularly winning local, regional and national trophies.

Leading, creating, organising, planning and performing are all enjoyable and rewarding experiences. The School’s calendar of performing arts events is extensive and incorporates boys of all ages. There is a very strong tradition of art and photography and both are also highly successful examination subjects. The creative life at JHGS educates boys to be open-minded, independent of thought and willing to take risks in their enthusiasm for excellence.

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