September 2023 start
We have an exciting opportunity for Senior Pastoral Leaders/Year Leaders to join the team at Oxted School. We are as committed to building character and culture in school as we are to the progress students make and the results they achieve when they leave us.
In order to provide continuity, pastoral teams progress through the years with their year group, allowing the Year Teams to really get to know our young people and help them fulfill their potential.
As Senior Pastoral Leader, you will motivate and inspire the year group to achieve more than they ever thought they could, and uphold the very highest standards in pastoral care through the support of the immediate year team and team of tutors. You will ‘Bring out the Best’ in colleagues and students alike, and work hard to improve outcomes for the students under your care. You will also help reinforcing the school values and ethos, and developing character through House Competitions, charity work, and other enrichment activities.
This is an excellent opportunity and an exciting time to join Oxted School, one of Surrey’s largest, with c1800 on roll including c300 in our Sixth Form. We are a highly inclusive school within a very supportive Multi Academy Trust (THPT). "Oxted is a GOOD school in all areas' OFSTED February 2022. You will be fully supported by the senior leadership team. Regardless of your teaching experience or level of responsibility you will have a range of exciting opportunities to ensure you are improving your craft.
We are looking for teaching staff to join our team who are passionate about improving students’ life chances and capable of contributing to a highly effective and supportive teaching team and our extensive enrichment programme.
THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.
Tours to the school are warmly welcomed, if you would like to request a tour of the school, or meet with us informally before applying, then please email our HR Team at email@example.com
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations. The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Values and Behaviours
We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.
Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.
Our values are:
Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles
Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals
Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success
Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened
Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others
Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success
Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values
SAFEGUARDING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.