Sixth Form Manager, West Sussex

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Weald Community School and Sixth FormWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: July 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,424 - £25,990 pa (actual pro-rata salary) • NJC Grade 8 (Points 27-30) currently £24,657 - £27,358 pa
Contract term: Permanent

The Weald is an outstanding, high achieving, popular and oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, 10 minutes from Horsham, 35 minutes from Guildford and Brighton, and an hour by train to London.  The school has an excellent record of academic and pastoral achievement and we pride ourselves in creating a caring and respectful ethos where every child is important. The school was judged to be ‘Outstanding in all areas’ by Ofsted.  Progress 8 results at GCSE place us in the top 10% of schools nationally on a rolling three year basis. The Sixth Form has 300 students and is consistently one of the highest achieving sixth forms nationally.

We are looking for a confident, proactive and highly organised individual for this key role in our high achieving Sixth Form. Working as part of our Sixth Form Team, you will have a central role in leading our pursuit of high standards in all we do. The role has an academic and pastoral component and will involve supporting Sixth Form students pastorally, academically and in terms of their future planning. We can offer you the chance to work in a supportive, fast moving and exciting school community in a role that will be challenging, varied and rewarding. You will join a team comprising this post, the KS5 Director of Learning, a part time sixth form manager and a sixth form administrator.

Hours: Although this post is mostly term time only the post holder will be paid for 49.4 weeks per year to include holiday pay. This is because support staff can only receive payment for a maximum of 37 hours a week. The increased hours per year will reflect additional hours that are required flexibly during term time and occasionally in school holidays eg exam results days.

The successful candidate will:

  • exhibit excellent interpersonal skills
  • have an understanding of academic interventions and pastoral support for post-16 students
  • be ICT literate and have the ability to analyse data to identify trends and areas of concern
  • have the skills to lead other colleagues and foster a positive ethos in teams of professionals and students.

Visits to the school are welcomed.  Please contact Yvonne Clements, Headteacher’s PA (, if you would like to arrange a visit.

An application pack may be downloaded from our website Please note that an application form must be completed for this post and should be returned to

Closing date: 10am, Monday 25 February 2019 

Interviews will be held: Monday 4 March 2019

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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More about The Weald Community School and Sixth Form
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Station Road, Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1403 787200
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“This is an outstanding school” (Ofsted 2013)

The Weald School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive with around 1,700 students. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of about 320 students. Our students are at the heart of all that we do. The Weald is a warm...