Assistant Head of Sixth Form

Helena Romanes School, Dunmow

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Job Ref No. ECC5457-292S Position Type: Deputy/Assistant of Department/Faculty Pay Range: UPR/TPR plus TLR 2B
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Monday 22nd April 2024  

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Helena Romanes is an age 4-18, all-through school situated in the historic town of Great Dunmow. In October 2023 the school was graded as 'Good' in all areas by Ofsted. In 2026, the school will be relocating to a state-of-the-art new building, constructed by the DfE, in Great Dunmow.

The Sixth Form is a vibrant and successful phase of the school. The leadership team are passionate about offering high quality lessons to all students to maximise their potential in further education or future employment. Along with high quality lessons, the Sixth Form leadership team prioritise the development of the individual student through enrichment opportunities, a varied PSHE programme and bespoke career guidance. The Sixth Form is academic in nature with the vast majority of qualifications being A-Levels.

The successful applicant will be supported by the Director of Sixth Form. They will play a critical role in the strategic leadership of the Sixth Form, with a clear focus on continuing to drive improvements in teaching and students' academic and pastoral progress.

We would love to hear from you if you are an inspirational, dynamic and creative individual who makes learning fun and challenging, and who is looking to join a supportive and enthusiastic team in beautiful rural surroundings. At Helena Romanes we value the personal attributes of hard work, kindness and aspiration and we are looking for someone who can model these values to our students.

This is an exciting time to join the school:

● In September 2021, the school was designated as an all-through school for pupils aged 4-18 years and we are now only one of two all-through schools in Essex. We believe this puts us in a position to offer a unique educational experience to both students and staff who work at the school.

● We are working with the Department of Education to build a new, state-of-the-art school building on Stortford Road, Great Dunmow, which is set to open to the primary phase in 2025 and the secondary and sixth form phase in 2026.

● We are a member of the successful Saffron Academy Trust, a highly effective local trust led by Caroline Derbyshire, CEO. As members of the trust, we receive a comprehensive package of school improvement and there is regular networking and support between the trust's primary and secondary schools.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people.

We are situated in the beautiful North Essex countryside. It has good communications to London and the South East, and it is approximately 7 miles from Stansted Airport.

Please refer to the recruitment pack for further information and apply by application form which can be found on our school website and send to Elle Ball (HR)

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

The school reserves the right to interview candidates before the published closing date.

Information about the School

Helena Romanes School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We are committed to raising student achievement by providing a rich and challenging curriculum delivered by high quality staff. Excellent opportunities exist for professional development.

All applications must be made using our application form. Please visit for more information

Visits to the school to meet with our students and staff are welcomed, Please contact Eleanor Ball, HR Officer to arrange a convenient appointment or to answer any questions that you may have.

Helena Romanes is a popular all through school situated in the beautiful North Essex countryside with good communications to London and the South East and is approximately 7 miles from Stansted Airport.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Eleanor Ball
Helena Romanes School
Parsonage Downs, Dunmow
Essex, CM6 2AU
Telephone: 01371 872560

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