Assistant Head of Year 8, Crowborough, East Sussex

Beacon AcademyCrowborough, East Sussex
Date posted:
Start date: 04/06/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Assistant Head of Year 8

37 hours per week, term time only 

Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,074 to £23,842 full time equivalent 

We are seeking applications from dedicated and hardworking professionals with a desire to work in a successful, thriving and supportive 11-18 Academy making a positive contribution to our Student Support Team as an Assistant Head of Year.

We are a split-site, rural, mixed 11-18 non-selective converter academy with approximately 1300 students, including over 250 students in our Sixth Form. We are situated centrally in Crowborough, on the outskirts of the Ashdown Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are close to Tunbridge Wells and the South Coast.

We work meticulously to secure a culture of unapologetically high expectations that are underpinned by our collective, uncompromising belief and ambition for the students of Beacon Academy, and for the experienced, loyal, highly-skilled and highly-effective team of staff that teach them, allowing teachers to teach and students to learn in a school where leadership, management, behavior, safeguarding and welfare are all judged as outstanding. The Academy is committed to the development of both its staff and students.

In 2017 we achieved our best ever A-Level and GCSE results which now place Beacon Academy as the top performing school in Sussex and in the top 3% of schools nationally. Furthermore, in June 2017 we were one of only sixty-five schools nationwide to be awarded National Teaching School and National Support School designations, taking a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession. Our Headteacher, Ms Robinson is also a designated National Leader of Education and a Consultant Headteacher for East Sussex County Council.

Our exceptionally effective, highly-skilled, professional Student Support Team provide an outstanding level of pastoral care to students in Years 7 - 13 and forge effective links with parents and carers to support students' learning, behaviour, attendance and welfare.

The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and a genuine desire to help contribute positively to the life of our young people. The role will include:

· Being available to students, staff and parents so that all issues and concerns can be swiftly addressed, in accordance with Academy policies and procedures.

· Leading the provision of high quality care, guidance and support in order to remove barriers to students learning from within the Academy.

· Managing attendance and uniform using report cards and any other sanctions and support strategies as appropriate.

· To log on SIMS all communication to and from parents and respond or delegate and follow up responses to these as necessary.

· To be involved in special events such as Parents evenings, trips, achievement evenings etc. 

· Providing support for vulnerable and disadvantaged students or to small groups with regard to any issues relating to safeguarding policy, including bullying, child protection, safety and well-being.

The role is for 37 hours per week, term time only. This role is paid on Single Status Grade 8, currently £22,074 - £23,842 per annum full time equivalent. Actual salary would be £19,136 - £20,999. This role will be a one year, fixed term post in the first instance. 

All posts are subject to DBS enhanced clearance, health checks and satisfactory references.

Deadline for applications: 10am on Tuesday 24 April 2018

If you would like more information on this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Human Resources department on 01892 603078 or email vacancies@beacon-academy.org in the first instance. Please be advised that we do not accept curriculum vitae. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and suitable references.



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