Head of Year, Didsbury High School

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: From £23,714 pro rata per annum
Contract term: Permanent

This varied and key role offers the opportunity to make a real difference to the outcomes of students though effective support and acting as a positive role model.             

Heads of Year oversee and support the pastoral and academic progress of the students in their year group, taking the strategic lead role to deliver student success. They are responsible for securing students holistic development by celebrating successes and providing support in relation to overall conduct, academic performance, wider school involvement, and well-being. They play a vital role in the delivery of an excellent education to all of our students and to open the door to the future of their choice.  

The role requires: 

• Strong communication skills

• Energy and a firm commitment to uphold the School’s standards and expectations. 

• Highly effective administrative skills

The person appointed will be able to deal successfully with students, staff, parents and outside agencies. They will lead a team of tutors and year group decisively and by example.  

Didsbury High School is a new secondary free school for 11-18 students in South Manchester. The school will be run by the Laurus Trust and replicate the outstanding education already provided by the trust’s founder school, Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS).  It will open in September 2019, initially providing 210 Year 7 places in eight forms.

In the 2018 Progress 8 Headline measure CHHS came in the top 2% of schools nationally and also ranked as the 15th non-denominational comprehensive school nationwide in the annual Times Parent Power Survey (2019). This standing was further underlined following another set of outstanding GSCE and A-level results. In 2018 66% of students achieved the gold standard of 9-5 in English and mathematics. The progress of our disadvantaged students was Progress 8 0.5, the historical national figure for this cohort is -0.41 and for other students it is 0.11. Our disadvantaged students make more progress than their non-disadvantaged peers nationally.

A training school for 14 years and a teaching school for a further six, CHHS is home to the Altius Alliance centre of excellence providing School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), judged Outstanding in 2017.  

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time for learning and development as we expand and open new schools in the Trust, then we would like to hear from you.            

To apply, please click the ‘quick apply’ button below. CVs will not be accepted.

Salary:  from £27,358 - 30,756

Actual Salary: from £23,189 pro rata per annum

Hours: 37 per week, term time only plus one week

Deadline for applications: 9:00 am Wednesday 13th February 2019

The Laurus Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Address: 4 The Avenue, Manchester, M20 2ET, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 485 7201
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