To commence: September 2019
Salary: Main or Upper Pay Scale + TLR2c
Closing date for applications: Monday 1st April 2019
Interview: Thursday 4th April 2019
Thank you for your interest in the Head of Year 12 position at Salesian. I would like to take this opportunity to share a few thoughts with you on the role and what it involves.
Salesian is a Catholic school and Sixth Form College that strives for three aims:
- To support the students in gaining the best exam results they are capable of
- To provide them with the skills they will need to live in tomorrow’s world
- To promote Gospel values and support the students in their faith journey
Our Sixth Form College operates from its own site and has approximately 400 students. Our curriculum consists of mainly A’ level courses (although we have recently been designated as one of the first colleges in the country to offer T’ levels) and the vast majority of students go on to university. Most staff teach at both the school and the college but as the college continues to grow we have increasing numbers of specialist A’ level teachers. The majority of students have come through Salesian School but they are joined by a significant proportion of external students, who are attracted by the high standards of academic teaching and excellent pastoral and UCAS support.
The successful candidate will join the College Leadership Team. As part of the CLT, the Head of Year 12 will be responsible for:
- Securing the well-being of every student in the year group
- Ensuring that individual students meet academic targets
- Ensuring that all students are positively engaged in all aspects of college life
- Supporting students in their transition to university, apprenticeship or work
- Enriching the Catholic ethos of the college and supporting the students in their spiritual development
- Contributing to the drive to raise standards of teaching and achievement across the college as a whole
- Promoting the college’s reputation for being “first choice” for those seeking outstanding post-16 education
The college is projected to grow to in excess of 600 students by 2023 and the successful candidate will be expected to work closely with a significant number of parents, teachers and other members of staff. This will therefore be a high profile role with significant leadership responsibility that would suit someone aspiring to Assistant Headship within the next two to four years.
Whilst the successful applicant need not necessarily be Catholic, they would have to be comfortable with leading worship and promoting the Salesian ethos. It goes without saying that only teachers with a proven track record in the classroom will be considered and the appointed person would be expected to teach mainly A’ level classes.
“Achievement is outstanding. Teaching is outstanding. Relationships are exemplary and expectations are high. Students have excellent attitudes to learning and their behaviour is exemplary” - Ofsted 2013
Salesian School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.