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Head of Year - Greenacre Academy - Full-time

Beyond Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F22-221-T
  • Posted:27/03/2023
  • Pay: MPS/UPS & TLR 2A & Joining Bonus £2,000
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:30/04/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBA

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Head of Year – Greenacre Academy

Salary: MPS/UPS & TLR 2A (£7,368 per annum)

Required: September 2023

Hours: Full-Time, permanent

Plus a one off joining bonus of £2,000, paid in twelve monthly instalments

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as Head of Year at Greenacre Academy.  As Head of Year you will be responsible for overseeing the academic, pastoral and personal development of a year group of students as well as assuming responsibility for their induction, conduct and behaviour.  You will be able to demonstrate your ability to motivate and inspire both students and staff to create a positive and inclusive learning environment.  You should have the ability to teach English, Mathematics or Geography (although this is not essential), possessing excellent classroom practice and delivering high quality learning opportunities for the students. You will work closely with the other Heads of Year to ensure consistency of approach and will play a full part in the life of the academy community, supporting its distinctive mission, ethos and policies and encourage staff and students to follow this example.   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Monitoring and supporting the academic progress, and implementing interventions where necessary
  • Ensuring that pastoral care is of the highest quality, and the needs of all students are met
  • Developing and implementing strategies to promote student well-being, attendance and behaviour
  • Working collaboratively with the senior leadership team to achieve the school’s objectives

Greenacre Academy is an all boys’ school based in Chatham, Kent and is part of the Skills for Life Trust.  The Trust believes in the importance of core values that support our staff’s well-being and growth.  We want our staff to have a good balance between work and life, receive recognition and praise for their efforts, and feel empowered to make decisions.  As a member of the Trust, you will also have the opportunities to collaborate with other staff across our primary and secondary settings.  We value teamwork and believe that working together can bring about positive changes within our school community.

Amongst the many benefits of working for us you will receive: 

  • Skills for Life Trust values
  • Free Private Healthcare Cover
  • Care First – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal development and promotion opportunities across the Trust
  • Trust wide focus on staff wellbeing
  • A supportive environment
  • Free Flu Vaccination
  • Flexible working
  • Timetabled and purposeful CPD
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Secure car parking
  • Laptop and technical support
  • Access to the National College*

*The National College provides engaging CPD in a high-quality video format on the latest practice, policy and research, working with some of the leading experts in education.

Please check out this video for more information about Greenacre Academy: https://youtu.be/g72TnNRujyQ

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Information about the trust

The Trust have developed a set of core values for staff which are promoted and encouraged. The values help to ensure staff have a healthy work-life balance, are recognised and praised for their work, and are empowered to make decisions.

We are also dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals under its care. This commitment to safeguarding is shared by all academies within the Trust, as we strive to promote the welfare of our pupils. We require all staff and volunteers to uphold this commitment, and we therefore implement a thorough recruitment process across all academies that aligns with the Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines. This process includes conducting online checks on shortlisted candidates and all employment offers are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references and where applicable a prohibition from teaching check.

The Trust is also committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of school life. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, safe and able to achieve their full potential. We believe that this approach not only supports our students to achieve their best, but also prepares them for life in a diverse and interconnected world. If you share our commitment to equality and diversity, we welcome your application to join our team.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:HR Manager
  • Address:Fort Pitt Grammar School,
    ME4 6TJ
  • Telephone: 01634 861596
  • Email: hr@sflt.org.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 Education.