Head of Year, Essex

Closing date:

Becket Keys Church of England Secondary SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019 or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 2a – MPS Fringe Area
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

It is an exciting time at Becket Keys Church of England School (Outstanding, 2014). We are working hard to build upon the GCSE successes of our two founding cohorts to ensure our next cohort get their best possible results in 2019, whilst also establishing our new Sixth Form into its second year.  

As part of our growth plan, we are now seeking an aspirational middle leader with an ambitious vision for the Head of Year role.

Working with the AHT pastoral, the successful candidate will impact on student learning, progress and wellbeing by leading on outstanding attendance, punctuality and behaviour for learning. The successful candidate should have at least three years’ experience as a successful tutor and will be either well-versed in the application of character education or keen to learn rapidly as this is a crucial part of our approach. 

The role offers an opportunity for successful candidates to develop as a middle leader and serve in an ‘outstanding’ Church school with exceptional students.

We are looking for a colleague who will join one of our highly successful and hard-working departments. If you can deliver rigorous English, Mathematics or Science teaching to our GCSE students, and preferably are ready to teach A-Level, we want to hear from you. Alternatively, you might be a Business and Economics Teacher and want to also play a key role in this burgeoning department. You will also be prepared to teach a small number of PSHE lessons, lead Collective Worship once per week and have exciting ideas for extra-curricular clubs.  

The appointee will be committed to our high expectations and core values – we welcome applications from teachers irrespective of their faith or lack of it.  However, we ask for applicants to appreciate and respect the beliefs of others and have strong moral principles.

For further information about our school, please visit our website at www.becketkeys.org. Please email us at vacancies@becketkeys.org, if you would like to discuss this role further.  Visits are encouraged, so please email us for details of our forthcoming tours.

Staff will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme and laptop.

Child care voucher system is available.


GCSE Results 2018:

Progress 8: +0.26

Attainment 8: 53.7 (National Average: 44.3)

% Achieving grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics: 54% (National Average 39.9%)

Ebacc Average Points Score: 4.82 (National Average: 3.83)


To Apply 

Please complete both our application form and equalities monitoring form and email it with a personal statement to vacancies@becketkeys.org. 

Becket Keys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date:  

Noon, Monday 20th May 2019 

Please apply promptly as interviews will held as soon as possible. 







More about Becket Keys Church of England Secondary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9DA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1277 286600
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Becket Keys Church of England School offers a high quality education in a caring, Christian environment in which each student is known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her individual potential. We are committed to outstanding academic performanc...