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Head of Year

Croxley Danes SchoolHertfordshire

We are seeking a Head of Year who can provide highly effective pastoral care to promote and secure a culture in which students are supported to become confident and successful individuals.

The year group will be discussed at interview. All subject specialisms will be considered; however, we are particularly keen to hear from candidates qualified to teach English, Maths, Science, Drama and Humanities.

We would like you to have:


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Experience of having undertaken continuing professional development

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience of being a successful form tutor
  • Understanding of current educational issues
  • Understanding of effective pedagogy
  • Understanding of how data can be used to drive up standards through intelligent intervention programmes
  • Experience of teaching at all levels 11-18

Personal qualities

  • Passion for education in its widest sense but also a keen interest in pastoral care
  • Drive, sense of purpose, commitment and perseverance
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence 
  • Excellent interpersonal and persuasive skills
  • Flexibility and sensitivity to the needs of individuals 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Enthusiasm, common sense and good humour
  • Willingness to reflect on and evaluate performance within the context of a team
  • Outstanding classroom practitioner who inspires and is respected by students
  • High levels of resilience
  • A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours.  We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’.


  • Ability to lead by example, take responsibility and to be accountable
  • Ability to hold people to account effectively
  • Proven solution-provider
  • Intellectual curiosity

We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school.
  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
  • Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:

  • The full job description and an application form can be downloaded from the school website
  • Completed applications to be emailed to Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager, by 9.00am on Monday 1st February 2021. Please email to
  • Please include a covering letter and completed Danes Educational Trust application form with the contact details of two referees
  • We reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, early application is advised
  • Interview date: Friday 5th February 2021

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School Address: Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire WD3 3LR


Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: Dawn Gamble 01923 589699 / 07796 751982

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