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Head of Year

Tidworth Road, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, SP11 9RR
The Wellington Academy
Full Time
MPS/UPS +TLR2C (£7,368)
22nd March 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
29th March 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1319760

Head of Year

The Wellington Academy

MPS/UPS +TLR2C (£7,368)

Permanent, Full-time

Due to the continued growth of The Wellington Academy, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Head of Year, to join the school.

This is an excellent opportunity for a more experienced teacher to join an enthusiastic, committed, and successful team. Who can teach across the whole age and ability range up to and including GCSE’s and A- Levels, we are keen to hear from Teachers across any subject in our curriculum.

We are totally committed to peer support and sharing for all teachers within The Wellington Academy. There is a true sense and palpable feel confidence in our development and continued direction of travel from the ‘Good’ in all areas Ofsted inspection in October 2022.

Why Choose us?

The Wellington Academy opened in 2009 to serve Tidworth, Ludgershall, and the surrounding area: an area with a significant military presence. Consequently, we are proud to educate many children from service families and with the growing super-garrison based on Salisbury plain we expect our numbers to continue to rise.

Our curriculum breadth is focused on ensuring every pupil is exposed to the widest range of subjects possible to equip them to leave school ready to achieve their dreams and fulfil their goals. Our vision for all our pupils is that they become inquisitive, ambitions and independent young adults and when they leave us, they will have the skills, knowledge, and character they need to take them on to university or the workplace.

Our pupils are friendly and happy and value good relationships with their teachers. In a recent survey over 96% said they would recommend The Wellington Academy to a friend: a simply magnificent figure.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly, and well-run school.
  • The Trusts commitment to staff wellbeing including generous calendar dates and INSET days.
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Reward and recognition, celebrating staff success.
  • Leadership development opportunities both internally and across other schools in the Trust.
  • A successful ECT support program.
  • Onsite parking.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Courteous and hardworking pupils.
  • Benefits for discounts via an online staff portal.

What we are looking for:

  • Degree Status (First/2:1/2.2)
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Excellent subject knowledge
  • Recent experience of teaching at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
  • Effective management of teaching assistants and other assigned adults

We have outstanding facilities and strongly encourage visits to the Academy to see our facilities and meet our students and staff.

Closing date: Tuesday 28th March 2023

Interviews: TBC

Please note if we receive enough applications, we may close this job role earlier.

We look forward to receiving your application, if you have not heard from us by the interview date, you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback on individual applications that are not shortlisted for interview.


Safeguarding Statement:

Ascend Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual-orientation or religion.

Please note any position that involves working with children requires declaration of ALL convictions/cautions regardless of whether these are deemed as spent and a DBS check will be carried out before any employment commences.

In line with KCSIE 2022 and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates. The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further guidance and will be asked to clarify their online presence.

References will be obtained before interview at shortlisting stage and may be used in the interview process. If previous employment has included working with children, then at least one referee must be from this employment, regardless of whether this is the current or most recent employment, any gaps in employment must be detailed and an explanation provided in the relevant section.

The Wellington Academy

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