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Teacher of Science with Head of Year Responsibilities - Full-time

Spires Academy, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6911-460T
  • Posted:12/12/2022
  • Pay:Teachers MPS plus TLR for the right candidate
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:13/01/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Interviews could be held before closing date


  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.

To inspire and motivate students to have a love of learning for Science by:

  • Setting high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students
  • Promoting good progress and outcomes by students
  • Demonstrating good subject and curriculum knowledge
  • Planning and teaching well structured lessons, adapting teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupil
  • Making accurate and productive use of assessment

Managing behaviour effectively to ensure a productive and safe learning environment

Head of Year Responsibilities:

  • To manage and support the day-to-day pastoral care and safety of students withint the year group
  • To ensure pastoral protocols are followed
  • To help and support students through their examinations

Reporting to Vice Principal, PP Champion, Head of Upper School

  • Oversee and follow up attendance and punctuality concerns in the year.
  • Liaise and monitor attendance concerns with advisors
  • Attend/support/lead the year group assemblies.
  • Liaise with the relevant teaching staff to organise and attend consultation events.
  • Attend the year group Parent Information event
  • Attend relevant advisory meetings.
  • Organise and attend meetings relating to students in the year, for example parent meetings and agency meetings.
  • Liaise with PP champion, tutors and Head of Upper School for the year group termly awards.
  • Liaise with the Head of Upper school (and other appropriate staff) regarding the rewarding of students for good behaviour, manners, positive attitudes to learning etc.
  • In collaboration with relevant staff, maintain a record of students on behavioural stages.
  • Liaise with relevant students, parents, carers, staff and agencies to take actions and initiate interventions to help improve student behaviour.
  • Support the SLT and other key members of staff with ‘on call’ procedures.
  • Evaluate the impact of behavioural interventions to refine interventions accordingly.
  • Support students in the year group on managed moves, their integration into Spires Academy, liaison with parents and schools and attending their review meetings.
  • Lead investigations into incidents to determine responsibility and follow up actions.
  • Issue sanctions as appropriate.
  • Liaise with advisors and other relevant members of staff to ensure that all students are in full and correct uniform.
  • Liaise with tutors to ensure all students in the year group are equipped for learning.
  • Be available at break or lunch time for students’ access.
  • Help support student wellbeing through liaison with relevant staff (such as the counsellor), parents, carers, tutors and outside agencies.
  • Contribute to annual reviews for SEND students.
  • Support students and staff with the organisation and execution of the year group Interventions
  • Support attendance to public examinations

Liaise with relevant members of staff for the completion of references and transition processes.

Information about the school

About Us

Spires Academy offers a distinctive small school environment and is justly proud of its reputation as a place where each individual is well known, listened to and encouraged to be the best they can be.

At Spires Academy we believe our core purpose is “Achieving Excellence Together”. We aim for excellence in everything we do, from learning to personal development. We work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success.

Our staff turnover is low, we invest in our staff to help them to become the best possible teachers they can be. There are excellent opportunities for people who work hard. Our CPD programme and collegiate approach are highly effective. Staff morale is high and so is that of our students and their community.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Gemma Lees
  • Address:Bredlands Lane, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 0HD
  • Telephone: 01227710392
  • Email: glees@spires.e21c.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.