• Secondary
  • Birmingham
  • Job Area: Small Heath

For this critical role of Deputy Head of Year, we are seeking a motivated and progressive individual to work with a secondary school that we closely work with pastoral team and to support students’ learning by focusing on behaviour, attendance and to promote personal excellence.
You will work closely with staff, parents and external agencies to develop positive attitudes and approaches to learning and be the first point of contact for parents with queries about support for their child, as well as contributing to the overall management of support and care for the learners of this large all-through School.

This role is to start as soon as possible, until July 2024, with the possibility to go permanent for the right candidate.


The successful candidate will:

• be self-motivated, exceptionally well organised and a good team worker with the ability to work effectively with students and their parents/carers; excellent communication skills are essential as well as good IT skills
• The successful candidate will be committed to young people and their development, with an understanding of the issues young people face.


Key responsibilities
• To identify students in need of additional support and initiate, deliver and evaluate a support plan appropriate to their needs
• To resolve issues that are impacting on academic performance in a timely manner
• To ensure that parents are fully involved in their child’s pastoral care by establishing regular contact with those in the most need
• To provide welcoming and supportive opportunities, such as invitations to assemblies, training sessions, celebrations, etc. for parents to engage in the life of the academy and small school
• To be the first point of contact for parents with queries about support for their child
• To ensure the calm and quiet movement of students around the school site
• To ensure that students are appropriately supervised at lunchtimes, providing them with appropriate activities and signposting opportunities elsewhere in the academy
• To support teaching staff by providing pastoral expertise and advice as and when required
• To supervise students departing the site at the end of the school day, ensuring neighbourly behaviour
• To prepare documentation for and liaise with other stakeholders involved in the pastoral care of students both within and outside the academy
• To help secure an aspirational culture of achievement, hard work and perseverance within the school through day-to-day discussions with parents and students, formal assemblies and other formal events
• To take a lead role in transition between key stages, ensuring that students’ needs are well met at these times
• To provide cover and support when needed in the school
• To administer first aid as required and agree to be on the first aid rota
• To work with the academic tutor and teaching staff to follow up any issues regarding the quality and frequency of homework.


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Phoebe Ratcliffe at phoebe@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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