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Job Ref No. ECC5461-248 Position Type: Head of Year Pay Range: MPS/UPS Fringe
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: As soon as can be arranged  

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Head of Year Required for September 2024 - with Sixth Form option

MPS/UPS + TLR2B (Fringe)

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School is a popular and successful oversubscribed girls' Catholic School with a co-educational Sixth Form. The school is committed to providing an excellent education and we are proud of the progress our students make from their starting points during their time with us: the school's 2023 Progress 8 score was +1.04.

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified Head of Year to provide professional leadership and management of a year group, in order to secure high achievement, excellent attendance and exceptional pastoral care of all students. The teaching hours for this post will per fortnight initially. We welcome applicants from all subject specialisms. The specific year group will be assigned according to the skills and attributes of the successful candidate, including the potential for Sixth Form.

We will offer you:

  • A school in which the behaviour and attitudes of students were judged Outstanding by Ofsted 2023
  • Ongoing CPD, including potential for National Professional Qualifications in Leadership.
  • A supportive department and Senior Leadership Team
  • Effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance
  • Administrative support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Opportunities for staff socialising
  • Excellent location with direct rail links to London Liverpool Street on the Elizabeth Line
  • Access to an Employee wellbeing programme including counselling and mentoring

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a highly competent teacher
  • Be able to inspire and motivate staff and students
  • Have a passion for their subject which is evident in their day to day teaching
  • Is committed to providing pastoral support that leads to exceptional outcomes for students
  • Play a full and active role in the life of the school

To apply:

Application Form and further details are available from Mrs Miranda Freeman via email atmfreeman@buchs.co.ukor click the Quick Apply button to complete an online application.

Closing date: Sunday 21st April 2024, but applications will be considered as and when received.

Interviews: As soon as can be arranged

BUCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all its employees to share this commitment.The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the School

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School is a Roman Catholic state secondary for girls aged 11-16 with a co-educational Sixth Form, situated in Brentwood, Essex. In 2012 it became an academy; the Bishop, the chair of governors and the Diocesan directors are the trustees.

The school was founded in 1900 by Mother Clare, the first Superior of the Brentwood Ursulines. It was established as two schools – St Philomena’s, for poorer children, and St Mary’s – which merged in 1918. As the school grew, new buildings were added. Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School now has nearly 1,200 pupils, of which 190 are sixth-form students.

Brentwood Ursuline is a successful, happy school which treasures its historic buildings and traditions, but which combines this with recent investment that has enabled us to continue providing an excellent educational environment to both staff and students.

Brentwood Ursuline is a high-achieving, well-regarded and oversubscribed secondary school. In 2019, Key Stage 4 students achieved exceptionally well with 90% of students securing a GCSE grade of 4 or above in both English and Maths and 87% achieving 5 or more GCSE’s at grade 4 or above, Additionally, our Progress 8 score was +1.0, making us the top performing comprehensive school in Essex. Students at KS5 continue to secure excellent outcomes at both A Level and in Level 3 vocational subjects. Students have access to an extensive extra-curricular programme which all staff are encouraged to participate in.

The motto of the school is "Duty" and its mission is to create a Christian environment in which each student can grow in personality, relationships and skill. The school aims to support pupils to reach their full potential, while ensuring that they are pleasing themselves and God.

Ofsted report: “The pupils’ reading, writing and skills in speaking English are of a very high standard; their progress in the subject is outstanding. Standards in mathematics are also high, and the progress made by pupils is good. Leadership and management are outstanding because, since opening as an academy, the headteacher and the senior team have accurately identified the key areas for improvement and taken decisive action to tackle them. Governance has been equally strong; governors have successfully challenged and supported the school to improve.”

Further details of vacancies and the school are available from the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Freeman, either by email: mfreeman@buchs.co.uk , telephone number 01277 238005 or via the school’s website www.brentwoodursuline.co.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share their commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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

Dr R. J. Wilkin
Queen's Road, Brentwood
Essex, CM14 4EX
Telephone: 01277 227156
Email: admin@buchs.co.uk

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