Year Leader, Batley

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Upper Batley High SchoolBatley

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,470-£29,055 (pro-rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Year Leader

Grade: 9


Start Date:  1st September 2018 (or sooner if possible)

Upper Batley High School is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking learning community. We are proud that our focus is on educating ‘Tomorrow’s Successful Men’ and we are specialists in the education of boys.  We are looking for a forward thinking individual to join our team on our journey to outstanding. 

Our GCSE results are improving rapidly and in 2013 we were in the ‘Top 100 Most Improved’ schools in the UK. In 2014 we were in the ‘Top 50% of Schools in the UK for Value Added’ and in 2015 we were graded as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted. Ofsted said our learners are making rapid progress and ‘the school is a harmonious community in which to learn’. In 2016 we were identified as a Beacon School due to the excellent progress we make with our learners (Northern Powerhouse Report 2016) and in 2017 we achieved both the PSHCE Charter mark and the Careers Quality standard award.

Our 11-16 school is multi-cultural and located close to the town centre, within easy access of the motorway network. Our work is focused on developing the unique potential of every individual whilst working towards becoming an outstanding educational organisation. We are a vibrant, rich and exciting learning community with unique and inspiring opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

We are part of the Batley Multi Academy Trust, whose sole purpose is to provide an outstanding education through our family of schools. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Healey Primary School and another primary school will be joining our MAT shortly.

We are seeking to appoint an Innovative Year Leader to join our successful and hardworking staff team. The successful candidate will have experience of working with children / young people in a secondary school environment, ensuring learners reach their full potential both academically and pastorally.

Educated to A-level standard or equivalent, the successful applicant will have good organisation and communication skills and can work well in a team. The role will involve leading on learner wellbeing and pastoral care for all learners within a designated year group and the year leader monitors all attendance, behaviour and progress rates for that year group. They are also the first point of contact for parents and play a lead role in progress evenings and Going for Gold days. Relationships between staff and learners are very positive and expectations of behaviour are high.  

The post will be based at Upper Batley High School however the successful candidate may be asked to work across Batley Multi Academy Trust.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive forward thinking school who in return for your commitment and hard work will support you to achieve your own career goals and aspirations.  

If you can demonstrate the above qualities and have a good understanding of teaching and learning and the pastoral care, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Please apply by completing a Batley Multi Academy Trust application form, available at or by contacting our Human Resources department on 01924 350081/, for consideration by our selection panel.  

Closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 15th June 

Interview will be held week commencing 25th June 2018

Batley Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for Regulated Activity. Batley Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

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More about Upper Batley High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Blenheim Drive, Batley Field Hill, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 0BJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 326343
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