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Director of Sixth Form

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary: ILPS + TLR 1C
Start Date
1st September 2024
7th May 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
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Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1416969

Director of Sixth –  Secondary Phase


Required for September 2024

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful teacher to join our thriving, oversubscribed and outstanding all-through school. The aim of the Director of Sixth Form is to lead students and staff in Dunraven’s Sixth Form, in the pursuit of ‘Excellence for All’.


Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • in 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established;
  • In April 2023 we were judged as Good with Outstanding Features (Sixth Form and Personal Development) by Ofsted.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the leadership and management of a staff who are

hard working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

We look forward to receiving your application.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 7 May

Interviews TBC thereafter.



In addition to the responsibilities of a teacher as required, the Director of Sixth:

  • assists the Headteacher in managing the school, including supporting the managing of the North Site son a day-to-day basis
  • promotes the objectives and targets of the School Excellence Plan for the Sixth Form 
  • furthers the development of a well-organised, orderly, stimulating, hard-working and supportive learning environment, taking responsibility for day-to-day decisions on the North Site
  • helps to create a culture of achievement and success by personal example and leadership
  • encourages professional attitudes amongst teaching and support staff colleagues
  • facilitates and ensures the highest standards of teaching and learning
  • monitors, supports and reviews the work of certain curricular and pastoral areas
  • line managing the Sixth Form team
  • may attend governors’ meetings, preparing reports as required


The provision of a full learning experience and support for students at Dunraven Sixth Form.

Dunraven School is committed to the safety and protection of its students. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check is a condition of employment for all employees.

Main (Core) Duties:

  • To provide day-to-day leadership and management of the Sixth Form
  • Being part of the Lesson Intervention Team
  • To create, an orderly environment for learning and personal development in the Sixth Form, and oversee the Sixth Form personal development curriculum.
  • To monitor attendance and punctuality, taking action where appropriate
  • To monitor and support the overall progress and personal development of students, including students’ performance in relation to targets set for each individual; adhering to follow-up procedures and taking appropriate action where necessary.
  • To organise and oversee an appropriately broad, balanced and relevant enrichment programme for students studying in the Sixth Form.
  • To support the implementation of school Policies and Procedures, for example Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety.
  • To lead Sixth Form Year team meetings and formulate aims and objectives for the Sixth Form which have coherence and relevance to the needs of students and to the aims and objectives of the school.
  • To coordinate the delivery of the Sixth Form PSHCE and Enrichment programme
  • To support students in their applications to university and/or careers or further training
  • To keep up to date with national 16-19 developments and teaching and pastoral practice and methodology.
  • To lead post-results and induction processes, by ensuring that students have the best possible guidance when A-Level results are published and that students who have received GCSE results are carefully enrolled on the days following GCSE results day. represent Dunraven Sixth Form within the SL6 partnership and to collaborate with colleagues across Dunraven Educational trust.
  • To maintain and develop excellent relationships with all families, advising them on post-sixteen educational issues throughout their students journey through the Sixth Form.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven School 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.
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