The King Alfred School (TKAS) is a thriving, friendly and vibrant community where everyone is provided with the tools to thrive. We ensure that we provide an environment where everyone can feel confident, secure and valued. Our core ethos is ‘Belong. Believe. Be Proud.’
We are looking for an exceptional Head of Year who supports our ethos. You will be key working with a team of Tutors and an Assistant Head of Year. You will lead, manage and monitor the academic progress and pastoral development of approximately 250 students within a particular Year group. Working closely with staff, parents/carers and students, you will promote high standards of attendance, behaviour and a culture of aspiration across the Year group.
As Head of Year you will be part of the Extended Leadership Team at TKAS, and an integral part of the school’s Pastoral & Inclusion Team. You will use academic and pastoral data to identify, intervene and evaluate, working with Heads of Department and the Leadership Team to enable our students to make progress and improve their life chances.
We as a school share a collective philosophy to develop the whole child, combining an intellectually challenging academic environment with outstanding pastoral care and support. The school has an extensive CPD programme to support all staff.
This is a very exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Year, or an experienced teacher ready to step-up to this key role. The importance of the role is reflected in both the associated TLR and the teaching allocation (5 additional hours protected non-contact time weekly).
We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with 1197 students on roll, serving the Somerset towns of Burnham on Sea, Highbridge and the surrounding villages. Situated close to the M5, we are within easy reach of Bristol and Exeter, as well as fast train links to London and the North.