Head of Year

Support Staff Salary:        Grade 7 (SCP 20 -255) 

Salary:                                 £ 23,347pa  Actual salary based on working 41 weeks per year 

Hours:                                 37 hrs per week/ term time + 3 weeks

(8.00am start. Some flexibility and evening work may be required)  

Our behaviour team consists of three Pastoral Managers, and six Head of Years. These roles are pivotal in upholding and modelling the highest standards of behaviour and expectations to the school community, promoting consistent positive normative experiences across the school on a day to day basis: ‘sweating out the small stuff’ by maintaining the rules, routines, structures, processes and systems. The Head of Year  role in school will be a challenging one and will demand a heavy investment of energy, consistency and commitment to reboot behaviour and expectations across the school daily. As a Head of Year you will work closely with the Pastoral Manager to drive behaviour, culture and standards in line with the ‘warm strict’ strategy across the school.  

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, committed and driven in their approach: a role model of the highest standards with the ability to be unwavering with boundaries to support teaching staff and students.  This role demands a high level of emotional intelligence and the ability to communicate effectively to a range of stakeholders and celebrate the weekly and daily successes of positive achievements. The role requires absolute consistency in approach; strong emotional resilience and self-regulation as well as, high levels of communication both written and verbal. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate a track record of credible impact in their current position. This is not an office based job  - you will be highly visible and proactive across the school for the majority of time, supporting the climate of learning in classrooms; checking consistency; being proactive to alleviate problems before they emerge and whilst doing so spotting emerging issues and liaising with the Pastoral Managers to further enhance pastoral provision for students.   

If you wish to be part of our team driving sustainable change to create an environment where everyone thrives and flourishes please apply. 


Important Dates

Closing date:                      9.00am, Wednesday 7th September 2022 

Date of Interview:              Monday 12th September 2022

Supporting Documents

Information for Applicants 

We hope that after considering the post details and School information available on the website that you choose to apply for the post as you believe you can contribute positively to the department, the ethos of the school and to ensure that our students make the progress we expect.

To be considered for any post advertised you must ensure that every section of the application & supplementary forms are completed in full. Applicants are advised to read through the CES Guidance Application Forms – Notes to Applicants to assist with this process. This can be found in the Documents and Guidance section below along with the appropriate application forms and supplementary documents. 

Following clarification on the GDPR, elements of the application process have been reviewed and updated to ensure that only information required at the application stage of the process is requested as part of your application. This includes the need for applicants to give their consent for school to request appropriate references at the application stage.  References will however only be requested for those individuals shortlisted for interview. It may also be necessary to ask for additional information once the shortlisting process has been completed and applicants selected for interview will be provided with details at that time.

Completed applications and associated documents should be submitted electronically to recruitment@st-maryshigh.wigan.sch.uk  stating clearly the post title and be addressed for the attention of Mr A Dawson, Headteacher

If you have any questions in the meantime or would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Tricia Foster, Human Resources Manager at school.  We look forward to receiving your completed application form.

Application Forms and Additional Documentation

Equal opportunities

St Mary’s is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.