The Head of Year is responsible for a holistic overview of the students in their Year Group, working closely with the Deputy Head: Student Welfare and Progress, the Tutors and the students in the Year Group to:
- Act as a role model for students and staff for positive relationships, professionalism and respect.
- Be a proactive presence around the school, at breaks and lunchtimes, visiting the Year Group during Registration and in their lessons and attending school events.
- Promote positive attitudes to learning and exceptional behaviour throughout the Year Group.
- Monitor the progress and welfare of the students in the Year Group, organising interventions as required to allow all students to reach their full potential.
- Follow up any student incidents as they arise.
- Develop Student Leadership, including the Student Leadership Team, and Service Learning opportunities.
- Liaise with the School Counsellor about any students in need of, or receiving, their support.
- Monitor the attendance and punctuality of students in the Year Group, organising interventions as required.
- Manage the registration and checking of the Year Group during Fire Drills/Alarms.
- Ensure effective communication to, and positive relationships with, parents.
- Lead the Information Evening at the beginning of each year and Coffee Mornings focused on issues especially relevant to the Year Group.
- Organise Student Reflections on Grade Reports and Parent/Student/Teacher Meetings.
- Lead target setting for the Year Group.
- Organise the Year Group’s Parent/Student/Teacher Meetings
- Continue to develop the Year Group's PSHE programme.
- Plan and run Year Group assemblies/events/activities.
- Lead, support and empower the Year's Tutor team, including planning and running Year Team meetings.
- Plan and lead the Year Group's Residential.
- Lead the induction of new students in the Year Group, from their Taster day onwards.
- Compile Reports/References etc. for any students leaving the Year Group.
- Monitor, assess and support the professional development of Tutors in the Year Team.
At St Andrews, we believe that the main quality of a great Head of Year is having excellent relationships with both the students in a Year Group and their parents. This means that we prioritize Heads of Year moving through the High School with their Year Group. Heads of Year must therefore be comfortable working with students across the full age range of the High School.
St Andrews is committed to ensuring the safety of all our students, and expects all staff to share the same commitment (see our Child Protection Code of Conduct). No teacher will be appointed without at least two references, including one from the most recent employer, a ten year criminal record check and relevant regional Prohibition Order/DBS checks.
If you would like to apply for a position at our school please complete the application process through Jobtrain, accessible via the Nord Anglia Education website: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/careers/
If you require any further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Friday 10th January 2020, with applications being reviewed as they are received.