Head of Year (non teaching), Milton Keynes

Closing date:

Sir Herbert Leon AcademyMilton Keynes

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,561 - £22,669 (Actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Let’s be honest, in October 2016 our school was graded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted and placed into special measures… We know where we stand and have high aspirations and a rigorous plan to turn the school around to a grading of ‘good’ within two years… With a positive monitoring inspection in May 2017 and our best results in 3 years - Get on board and make a real difference to our children and to your career.

We are looking to appoint a highly skilled and dedicated leader who is able to inspire students to achieve their very best at a personal and academic level. 

The successful candidate will possess the necessary interpersonal skills thus enabling them to establish trusting, supportive and effective working partnerships with young people, parents and carers. 

We are looking for a Head of Year who:

  • will oversee and support the pastoral and academic progress of the students in their year group, taking the strategic lead role to deliver student success
  • Will support, challenge and engage a diverse cohort of students, enriching their learning experience, maximising their potential and raising attainment

We can offer:

  • A culture where we will encourage you to be enterprising, forward thinking and play an active part in our school improvement 
  • Committed teams of staff at all levels

We have started the new academic year strongly following our best set of results in three years. We have increased our Basics measure of English & Maths GCSE grade 4+ with a Progress 8 score of -0.06 that’s real school improvement. We have seen a significant increase in the number of students staying with us into sixth form.

After a period of instability at the Academy we are pleased to say that our journey of improvement is well underway.  We have been joined by some outstanding teachers who will help us ensure that our Year 11 and sixth form students achieve even better results in 2018. We are committed to providing a well-rounded curriculum, inspiring and effective teaching, supportive structures and a positive environment for our learners.

We welcome visits to the Academy, to see the school in action and discuss the post. To book an appointment please contact Gill Jerome (Principals PA) at gjerome@shlacademy.org or call 01908 624722.

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

This post is required to start as soon as possible. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Friday 16 March 2018

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

To apply for this position please click on the 'quick apply' button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/a/aetinet.org/aetwebsite/our-teaching-school/initial-teacher-training for further details.

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More about Sir Herbert Leon Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Fern Grove, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK2 3HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1908 624720
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