Vacancy: Head of Year

Head of Year


Required from September 2023
Salary: MPS or UPS (Fringe pay scale)
+ TLR 1c (£)

Ambitious? Willing to learn? Passionate to lead a great team? Then Winston is the school for you. Based on the extent of your experience we will facilitate your development into an outstanding leader capable of transforming the lives and outcomes for our students.  Six of our senior middle leaders have moved into senior leadership positions in the last five years. Visit our school to find out for yourself why Winston is the school for you.

We are seeking a dynamic and ambitious Head of Year who is able to build effective learning relationships for the 300 students in Year 9, your Year Group, from September 2023. The successful colleague will progress through the school with this cohort of students, promoting high standards in every aspect of school life and leading whole school change.

Winston offers you:-

  • Great students, who want to learn and contribute to our community
  • Genuine leadership responsibility and personal development
  • Colleagues who value and support each other
  • Up-to-date well-resourced teaching rooms and other facilities
  • Opportunities to teach the Grammar, Enigma and Aspire streams
  • Focus on enquiry-based learning
  • New facilities including a Library, Recording Studio, Performance Space and Planetarium
  • Excellent training and leadership development programmes
  • Range of benefits

Ofsted 2018 quote:  ‘pupils appreciate the wide range of opportunities available’

Please feel welcome to visit our school before applying or to give us a call.

Applicants must ensure that they complete the school’s application form, including a statement of application for the post in relation to the job description and person specification, with 2 sides of A4 as a maximum

Applications must be posted or emailed to Mrs R. Zimmerman, the Headteacher’s PA, on r.zimmerman@wcsc.org.uk

Closing Date:    noon, Tuesday 17th May 2023

Interview dates:  To be confirmed (this school reserves the right to interview promptly should a suitable candidate apply)

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Shortlisted applicants will be required to supply details of any unspent convictions and conditional cautions and any spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended).

If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check