Head of House, Cardiff

Closing date:New this week

Cardiff Sixth Form CollegeCardiff

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Start date: 12 Aug 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £44,000
Contract term: Permanent

Due to the introduction of a GCSE programme and the subsequent increase in student numbers, we are looking to recruit a Head of House for the 2019/20 academic year.

We are seeking a highly experienced individual to provide professional, high quality care for this important pastoral post within Cardiff Sixth Form College.

The role of the Head of House (HoH) is crucial in establishing and maintaining a holistic overview of the development, welfare, achievement and attainment of all students in a House. HoHs must support all students to make appropriate personal and academic progress based on an individualised approach. This involves individual guidance, meeting parents, administration and the social and community development of the House.  

HoHs form a vital part of the Pastoral Team.  HoHs need to have a good knowledge of pastoral issues and are expected to keep up to date with child protection regulations, lead on and work in conjunction with the Head of Pastoral and Vice Principal on improving support and practices.  HoHs must develop and maintain an ethos within the House that sets high expectations for students in all aspects of their work, conduct and behaviour in College and which encourages positive attitudes to College and learning, fostering high academic and personal aspirations among students.

Main Responsibilities  

• Oversee a group of 50 - 75 students, giving them effective support and feedback through individual support and frequent, regular group meetings

• Ensure effective reporting to and communication with parents, guardians and agents in accordance with College Policies and procedures

• Liaise with Heads of Departments and teachers to monitor students who are regularly falling below target grades using information provided by the Academic Administrator

• Liaise with Houseparents at the College’s boarding houses who monitor student welfare and behaviour outside of College hours 

• Support and assist students to ensure that they understand, and are actively adhering to College Behaviour and Attendance policies; including the issuing of sanctions, incentives and rewards in consultation with the Head of Pastoral and Vice Principal;

• Provide effective pastoral and academic support, and monitoring of students;

• Liaise effectively, both formally and informally, with Heads of Department and subject teachers to ensure that students achieve effective academic progress (A-level and/or GCSE) and receive appropriate academic guidance;

• Monitor and evaluate each student on a weekly basis, such as registers, reports, homework completion, spiritual and moral guidance, uniform, academic progress, medical;

• Promote and monitor students’ attendance and punctuality;

• Promote and implement the College’s behaviour policy and take responsibility for standards within the House.



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Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Address: 1-3 Trinity Court, 21 - 27 Newport Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 0AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2920 493121
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