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Head of Year - Full-time

Highsted Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4080-507T
  • Posted:02/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPR plus TLR2C
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Head of Year

Full-time - M/UPR plus TLR2c 


We are seeking to appoint a Head of Year to join our existing team ASAP.  Applications will be considered from teachers of any subject with the skills to lead on our well-established compassion curriculum.  We are looking for a teacher who has a passion for their subject/s, a desire to pass this on to students and an ability to combine this with excellent classroom practice

You will be part of a dynamic team and dealing with behaviour issues using the established Girls on Board approach, supporting student’s emotional wellbeing, and monitoring reporting procedures. This is a challenging role, whilst also being one of the most rewarding. The successful candidate would be responsible for the care and guidance of one year group of up to 150 students.

Applications are invited from ambitious colleagues who have a desire and belief that they can make a substantial impact on our students’ lives.  If you have any additional extra-curricular connections, new approaches to teaching, or outstanding resources which can be utilised please add this to your cover letter.  We welcome applications from experienced teachers and NQTs.

 The post offers exceptional opportunity in a good school where we can offer you:

  • the opportunity to inspire highly able and well-motivated students to fulfil and exceed their potential
  • a dynamic and supportive working environment
  • opportunities for professional development
  • access to Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • a non-contributary private health care package supported by Benenden Health Care
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience

Please contact Karen Hugill at the school via email or visit our website to download further information and an application form: www.highsted.kent.sch.uk

(Closing date noon 1st March 2024)

Early applications are encouraged as eligible candidates will be invited to the interview stage on a rolling basis and we may appoint before the stated closing date.

Information about the school

Highsted Grammar School (approx 850 on roll, 154 in Sixth Form) is a high-performing girls school, where pastoral care and enrichment feature as highly as academic success.
Our pupils are exceptional in every way – they are enthusiastic, personable, caring, and show considerable initiative – and we enjoy the strong support of parents. Likewise, the staff team – teaching, support and administrative – is talented, dedicated, hard-working and committed to the continuing success of the school. The governing body represents a group of capable, multi-skilled individuals, wholly supportive of the work we do. ‘Pupils and students flourish and succeed at Highsted Grammar.’ ‘Pupils are courteous, polite and welcoming – they are happy, safe and well cared for’. Ofsted 2023

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 429375


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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.