Head of Year, Laurus Ryecroft, Tameside, Stockport

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Laurus RyecroftLaurus Ryecroft, Tameside, Stockport

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Start date: April / May 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Actual salary range (pro-rata) £23,246 - £26,139
Contract term: Permanent

Laurus Ryecroft    

Head of Year

Required for April / May 2018    

Salary:  £23,246 - £26,139 

This is a permanent position 

Hours: 37 hours per week, term-time only (plus one week)

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.

Laurus Ryecroft is a secondary free school opening in Tameside for 150 year 7 students, growing year on year to full capacity of 1050 students and 300 sixth form students. The school will replicate the outstanding provision offered by the Laurus Trust founding school Cheadle Hulme High School.     

CHHS is the founder school of the Laurus Trust, a new multi-academy trust in the North-West of England.  The vision of the Trust is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired.     

CHHS is a hugely oversubscribed school with a reputation locally, and further afield for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and determination to ensure that every child succeeds.     

In the list of secondary state schools, CHHS is in the top 20 non-denominational comprehensive schools nationally. This is a fantastic achievement for students and staff and particularly for the Sixth Form, celebrating only its third set of A level results.    

We were judged Outstanding in every single category by Ofsted in 2011 and 2015. The 2017 results for CHHS put us in the top 3% of schools nationally (based on the 'Progress 8' performance measure), which is the highest rating in Stockport and shows CHHS outperforming many schools throughout the Greater Manchester region.    

A training school for thirteen years and a Teaching School for a further five, CHHS is home to the Altius Alliance centre of excellence providing School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) for teachers of students aged 11-16, judged Outstanding in 2017.

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

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

Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 19th March 2018

Interviews to be held: Monday 26th March 

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 with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cryer Street, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 7LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 485 7201
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