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Job Ref No. ECC5421-416S Position Type: Head of Year Pay Range: £30,000 to £46,525 plus TLR 2c - £7,270
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 29/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Shortly following the closing date  

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Head of Year

Salary Range: £30,000 to £46,525 (Main/Upper Pay Range) plus TLR 2c - £7,270

Permanent post

Required for start in September 2024

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, dynamic and inspirational Head of Year with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate consistently high standards of delivery throughout the age and ability range, including A Level. An enthusiastic, committed, forward-looking experienced teacher is required who is committed to improving achievement across the curriculum and key stages and who understands the strategies required to accomplish this, as well as an ability to inspire and enthuse others to succeed and achieve their 'Personal Best'.

The pastoral support team consists of 7 Heads of Year (one for each year group throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and 5), 2 Deputy Heads of Year, 1 Pastoral Lead Practitioner, 5 Pastoral Officers to support the Heads of Year and an Inclusion Manager. There is also additional support from the Attendance team and Learning Support team which is led by 2 SENDCOs. The Heads of Year report directly to the Deputy Head Pastoral and Assistant Head Pastoral who provide support as needed.

KES is a school with strong leadership and management and one with a strong supportive staff community. The school day lends itself to a good work/life balance with the teaching day ending at 14:10. The school offers an extensive support programme, including mentor/buddy system, Initial Teacher Training support for Early Career Teachers (ECTs) or for those seeking Qualified Teacher Status (QTS / QTLS), a system of twilight training sessions, as well as excellent development opportunities.

Staff benefits include free car parking, onsite gymnasium and swimming pool as well as staff recognition schemes.

If you are currently considering a career move, we would very much like to hear from you. Please visit the vacancies section of our website ( and complete the 'Quick Apply' application form and submit a copy of your CV.

We also welcome and encourage telephone calls on 01702 560906 to register an interest or to find out more about the school and the role. If you wish to find out more about the school prior to interview, we would be delighted to welcome you to KES prior to the closing date, to offer you a tour and an opportunity to get a real sense of the school first hand.

To arrange a visit, please email your request to and provide your availability, as well as a contact telephone number. As we approach Easter Half-term, if you have any questions regarding the role please email for additional information if required.

Early applications are welcome

Closing Date for applications is 09:00 on Monday 29 April 2024

Interviews will take place shortly following the closing date

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

Information about the School

The King Edmund School is a high performing school with specialist status for Business, Enterprise and Applied Learning. The school has 1600 students, including over 200 in the Sixth Form.

The school prides itself on its excellent facilities, state of the art technology and innovative and progressive curriculum at all levels and across all key stages.

Students are well cared for and given every opportunity to shine. Extra curricular opportunities are varied and numerous.

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment Procedures.

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

Andrea Sergent
The King Edmund School
Vaughan Close, Rochford
Essex, SS4 1TL
Telephone: 01702 545771