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Sixth Form Head of Year

Chelsea AcademyKensington and Chelsea

This role is only suitable for those with QTS.

Ideally the successful candidate will be able to teach in one or more of the following areas: English, Geography, Psychology  or Economics.

We are seeking to appoint an innovative, inspiring and well qualified Sixth Form Head of Year with leadership and interpersonal skills of the highest order, who is committed to maintaining a consistently high standard of pastoral care and student wellbeing.  We are looking for a confident and strategically minded individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to assist in the overall management and development of a year group.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS. Outcomes at GCSE and A Level are very strong with progress in the top 10% nationally. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold, our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our teachers to be excellent practitioners, passionate and inspired by their subject, and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes an early close for students every Wednesday to allow for meetings and CPD (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing outstanding teaching. Most of our senior and middle leaders started as teachers with us and have developed into highly talented practitioners. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Challenge Partners - your professional development is important to us.  Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits. These include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch.

How to apply

Please use the Quick Apply service on the TES. Sorry but we do not accept CVs. The deadline for applications is Monday 17th May 2021.  Chelsea Academy reserves the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found. Interview date  will be shared once the shortlisting process has been completed.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Officer) who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha.

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Yours faithfully

Mariella Ardron


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