Assistant to the Heads of School - Hackney - Permanent

Tempest Resourcing
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant to the Heads of School - Hackney - Permanent

Job Title: Assistant to the Heads of School

Tempest Resourcing are recruiting on behalf of a large secondary school in Hackney who are looking to appoint an experienced Assistant to the Heads of School

The role is based in Hackney and is full time. The school are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible. The rate of pay is £31,000-£33,000

The perfect candidate will have previous relevant experience as an Assistant to the Heads of School.


As an Assistant you will provide support to a HoS, cohort of students and a team of tutors to raise achievement. This post carries with it the following responsibilities in the first instance:

To Lead and Manage the Team

  • To work with the HoS to ensure a coordinated approach to the management of learning, assessment, recording and reporting for the cohort, in line with whole school policies.
  • To work with the HoS to ensure a coordinated approach to the management of attendance and punctuality to school and behaviour in line with whole school policies.
  • To work with the HoS to ensure that the team has a consistent approach to work with all students including those on the SEN, EMA and G & T registers and that this is followed up in year team practices and documentation.
  • To work with the HoS to ensure a coordinated approach to promoting safeguarding practices in the school, and to carrying out the Child Protection policy
  • To develop activities during tutor time which emphasise the use of skills and knowledge.
  • To keep informed of the curriculum offer for the cohort and support students in helping them to make decisions about option choices at the end of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
  • To maintain the commitment for students to pursue learning post 16.
  • To encourage students to participate in visits and other events as extra-curricular activities.
  • To monitor and evaluate the tutor time activities through line management of staff, observing the use of tutor time and oversight of student’s progress.
  • To work effectively with other Assistants to the Heads of School and the SLT person responsible for Raising Achievement within the school

Learning and Achievement

  • To oversee all work in tutor time and ensure that learning experiences offered are appropriate and relevant to learning needs to ensure good progression for all students.
  • To continually review and develop the range of learning experiences offered to students.
  • To keep informed of developments relevant to the academic achievement and well being of students.
  • To ensure activities during tutor time are prepared in line with national and exam requirements and school policy.
  • To ensure that students’ progress is regularly monitored, and underachievers promptly identified.
  • To develop effective liaison with the Inclusion team, G&T coordinator and Heads of faculty to ensure and support appropriate intervention for identified students at risk of underachieving, and to ensure that the educational needs of all students are met
  • To ensure that accurate records of attendance and punctuality are kept by all tutors in the team.
  • To ensure that all behaviour concerns are dealt with in line with school policy
  • To ensure that profiles and progress reports are written on all students, by published deadlines, and that these conform to school policy.
  • To devise and implement strategies for celebrating student achievement, e.g. regular informing relevant parties in school and families
  • To liaise with, and assist where appropriate, the Senior Teacher - Assessment, in the conduct of public and internal examinations.

Professional Support

  • To give advice and support to other tutors involved in the academic achievement and well being of students in the cohort
  • To maintain a disciplined learning environment during the tutor time
  • To ensure that appropriate tasks are set for staff who cover tutor time.
  • To contribute to the preparation and regular update of the Tutor team Handbook.


  • To attend appropriate meetings and to provide opportunities for ideas/information to be fed back to and discussed with all team members.
  • To convene tutor team meetings and ensure notes of discussion and action are kept.
  • To contribute to effective liaison with institutions outside the school, including primary schools and post-16 institutions when appropriate and related to transition.
  • To keep team members informed of developments.
  • To liaise with parents, as and when appropriate.


  • To ensure that the general environment within the tutor team area is in keeping with Health and Safety procedures and that the furniture requirements and the general environment is kept in good order, reporting any concerns to the person in charge of premises and facilities.


  • Undertake additional tasks as required from time to time to support the growth and operational requirements of the faculty/team
  • Participate in the regular review of this job descriptions


D = Desired E = Essential


E Relevant Level 2 qualifications, including Maths and English GCSE

E Evidence of continuing professional development.

D Degree or equivalent

Management and leadership skills:

E The ability to motivate and lead people

E The ability to plan collectively.

E The ability to build good relationships with all students and adults

Professional knowledge and understanding:

E Evidence of knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm for the personalised learning agenda

E Understanding of transition issues between Key Stages

D Understanding of the 11 to 19 curriculum

D Knowledge and some experience of self-evaluation

E The ability to use ICT effectively to support tasks and activities

E Knowledge and understanding of issues pertinent to an urban school

(This is not an extensive list.)

To apply for this position please contact Ellena Jackson at Tempest Resourcing or fill out the application form below.