Head of Year, Surrey

Closing date:

Therfield SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS or UPS plus TLR 2(3) £6,646
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Any teaching subject considered, required for September 2019.


We are seeking a dynamic professional who has a range of effective interpersonal and management skills enabling them to work effectively with students, parents and staff to make a positive impact upon the achievement and wellbeing of our students.  The right individual will help maintain and develop our already outstanding pastoral and student support systems.


This is a key position within the school providing exciting career and development opportunities. You must be committed to ensuring the highest of standards working alongside the leadership team.


The Head of Year role provides an opportunity for the successful candidate to lead and manage their year group and tutor team and develop truly impactful and effective student support.  The role holder will be in a unique position to develop systems and innovative ideas which directly impact on the pastoral care of their cohort of students and maximise their outcomes; encouraged through the development of strong relationships with students and parents.  


Main accountabilities: 

• Develop a Culture of Achievement across the year group,

• Maximising student progress and attainment through robust systems of monitoring and tracking,

• Manage and lead a tutor team,

• Encouraging a Growth Mindset and strong Behaviour for Learning amongst the student cohort,

• Managing student behaviour and attendance, ensuring effective intervention and support

• Ensuring effective parent/carer communication


Therfield is a mixed 11-18 Community School where “there are strong relationships between staff and pupils that underpin a positive atmosphere in which pupils want to learn.”  Ofsted 2019. Our School Vision and Aims reflect our ethos, striving for the highest possible academic standards in an environment of exciting learning opportunities where individuals can develop their talents in safe and friendly surroundings.  These aims are reflected in our ethos of “The Best for All: Excellence, Leadership, Opportunity.”  Leadership development for staff and students is a key focus of the school and we have a highly positive reputation for staff development.  


Therfield has recently been selected as one of the first 3 schools in South East England to receive the prestigious National DfE Character Awards.  This award celebrates excellence and diversity in this field, recognising that character is already being encouraged, nurtured and developed alongside academic rigour through a variety of programmes in and outside the school.  This means that the successful candidate will need to be able to deliver high academic standards, but also a commitment to providing outstanding opportunities for all young people to develop the character and resilience they need to succeed in modern Britain.


The next steps:

You can download an application pack from www.therfield.surrey.sch.uk, or alternatively email jkelly@therfield.surrey.sch.uk. Informal visits are encouraged where possible. 


Closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday 17th April 2019, with interviews being held over Thursday 25th April and Friday 26th April.


Therfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure. It is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Dilston Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7NZ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1372 818123
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