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Head of Year (Pastoral)

Egley Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0NH
Hoe Valley School
Full Time
£ Competitive
6th December 2022
Start Date
20th February 2023
9th January 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
20th February 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1292641

The School

“Hoe Valley School is an inspiring environment at the heart of its community where every student’s experience is personalised. Our students will learn to think independently, pursue their ambitions and achieve to their highest potential.”

The Role

The successful Head of Year will have the exciting and unique opportunity to help shape the Pastoral System as the School grows and assist the Deputy Head Teacher in all aspects of Behaviour, Safety and Welfare to prepare students for the demands of 21st century life. This is a fantastic opportunity to support all students in line with the new Progress 8 measures in ensuring that every student leaves Hoe Valley School with excellent academic outcomes and a clear purpose for the next stage of their life.

Our Head of Year will be an inspirational teacher with a proven track record of leading students to achieve outstanding results. They will embrace creativity, innovation and always be looking for the very best practice in teaching. They will share the School's vision that with excellent teaching and pastoral systems all young people can achieve at the highest levels.

Core Responsibilities (in addition to Teachers' Standards)

  • Leading Behaviour and Safety
  • To monitor students’ achievement, attendance, uniform, punctuality, homework and behaviour for the relevant year groups
  • To lead and set the tone for the year group via assemblies, school events and pastoral curriculum time
  • To ensure the roll for the relevant year groups is as high as possible
  • To work closely with the Head of Personalisation in ensuring all SEND students are receiving the correct support and making excellent progress in all areas of the curriculum
  • To collaborate closely with parents to ensure that they are aware of their child's progress, engaged in their development and in supporting them in their vision for the future
  • To ensure the absolute safety of all students on and off site
  • To model and enforce excellent standards of behaviour within and beyond the faculty
  • To feedback to students and parents / carers in line with the School policy
  • To rigorously analyse student data to inform planning and intervention programmes
  • To lead and attend internal and external meetings as required
  • To hold tutors to account via line management meetings and by following the School’s Performance Management policy

Leading Teaching and Learning

  • To teach at any level within the School (within the age range 11-18)
  • To ensure that all students are making good or outstanding progress in your subject
  • To contribute to CPD across the School and share best practice via coaching, sharing planning and resources and following an 'open door' teaching policy
  • To ensure that resources are organised and available to promote a purposeful environment for teaching and learning to take place, through a mix of traditional teaching techniques, integrating ICT where appropriate and via project based learning
  • To ensure that classrooms within the faculty present a stimulating environment through the display of students’ work and other exemplar materials
  • To extend the curriculum via Innovation Days and relevant trips, organising exciting visits from relevant speakers and visitors and leading enrichment programmes
  • To promote high participation levels in your subject outside of the curriculum and to contribute to the extra-curricular enrichment activities of the School, running at least one additional activity per week
  • To lead the PSHE and tutor time curriculum for the relevant year groups
  • To lead intervention programmes during the School holidays, before / after School or during weekends as required
  • To deploy other adults effectively within the faculty and in the classroom, involving them, where appropriate, in the planning and management of student learning

Leading School Improvement

  • To support the School’s marketing and recruitment plan through attending events, contributing to marketing materials and via frequent high quality interactions with feeder primary schools
  • To embody the School’s values both on and off site
  • To contribute to the School’s Development Plan (SDP) and to write specific action plans for relevant aspects of the SDP
  • To monitor allocated budgets and ensure value for money at all times
  • To coach and mentor colleagues as appropriate


Safeguarding Statement:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
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