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Head of Year

Job Description

School: Secondary School, Harlow

Position: Head of Year

Contract Type: Full-Time Permanent

Start Date: January 2024

Salary: Main Scale to Upper Pay Scale Point (£29,344 - £44,919) Plus Additional TLR2A per annum (Scale point will be dependent on skills, experience & track record)

The role is to work for a vibrant and inclusive school located in Harlow, committed to providing an exceptional education experience for its students. We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic Head of Year to join the team. This is a full-time permanent position that offers the opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping the academic and personal development of our students.


As the Head of Year, you will be responsible for:

  • Pastoral Care: Providing outstanding pastoral support to students within your year group, ensuring their well-being and personal development. This includes monitoring attendance, behavior, and safeguarding concerns.

  • Academic Progress: Tracking and supporting the academic progress of students in your year group, liaising with subject teachers and parents to address any concerns and celebrate achievements.

  • Mentoring: Offering guidance and mentoring to students, helping them navigate academic, personal, and social challenges.

  • Parental Engagement: Building strong relationships with parents and guardians, keeping them informed about their child's progress and well-being.

  • Student Engagement: Organizing and participating in events and activities that promote student engagement, such as extracurricular clubs, trips, and special projects.

  • Data Management: Maintaining accurate records of student data, including assessments, attendance, and behavior, and using this data to inform interventions and improvements.

  • Team Collaboration: Collaborating with colleagues, including other Heads of Year, senior leadership, and support staff, to ensure a cohesive and supportive school environment.

  • Contributing to School Policies: Playing an active role in the development and implementation of school policies, particularly those related to pastoral care.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent teaching qualification.
  • Experience working in a pastoral or student support role within a school setting.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage and analyze student data effectively.
  • Enthusiasm, resilience, and a passion for promoting the personal and academic development of students.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you are an enthusiastic and dedicated educator we encourage you to apply for this position or contact Gemma Wright at Dunbar Education to discuss further.