Head of House - Hillcrest School
Hillcrest School, Dudley
Head of House
MPS/UPS + TLR 1A (£7,664)
Required for September 2017
We are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and successful teacher with strong leadership skills keen to develop their career to join our friendly and supportive team. The successful candidate will be an outstanding form tutor and ideally have relevant experience of pastoral leadership. You will need the presence to lead assemblies, manage a team of tutors, meet with parents and professionals as well as have excellent behaviour management skills, consistently good teaching and a high level of emotional intelligence. Of upmost importance is the ability to develop a strong and clear House ethos which encourages all pupils to achieve their best.
Hillcrest School and Community College is an oversubscribed school in the Netherton area of Dudley, West Midlands. We are a dynamic and inclusive team and committed to sharing ideas and improving standards. Our pupils work hard to achieve their highest potential and they appreciate good teaching and support.
Hillcrest has recently moved to a house system for years 8 to 11 with four Heads of House, working alongside a Head of Year 7 who supports pupils with the transition from primary to secondary education. The large and committed pastoral team also consists of two Pastoral Support Assistants and two Pastoral Administrators lead by an Assistant Principal. The successful candidate will benefit from working within the Pupil Achievement, Welfare and Standards (PAWS) team which is led by a Vice Principal and consists of three Lead Practitioners, plus two other Assistant Principals responsible for Attendance and Pupil Premium, and Additional Educational Needs.
You will also benefit from working in a school with a proven track record of teacher training, as such a large number of the PAWS leadership team were promoted from Head of House/Year positions and this current advertised role is due to the external promotion of one of the team to a SENCo position.
This is an exciting time for Hillcrest as we enter into the new Dudley Multi Academy Trust with three partner secondary schools locally and backed by Dudley College. This will further increase the resources and finance available to the school and will allow staff even greater opportunities for career advancement within the MAT.
If you would like to be part of a dynamic team, whose main aim is to increase the life chances of pupils through raising attainment, then we welcome your application.
Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, please contact Hays Education if you would like to arrange this.
For more information and to request a full application pack please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education:
Closing date: 9am on Monday 22nd May 2017
Please also see our dedicated recruitment site: