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Deputy Head of Year (Non-Teaching)

St Mary's Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 5PF
The Portsmouth Academy
Full Time, Term Time
TSAT Pay Group 3 pro rata to £20,480-£24,231
29th November 2022
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As soon as possible
4th January 2023 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1291150

Deputy Head of Year (Non-Teaching)

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 3 pro rata to £20,480-£24,231 for hours and weeks stated (£22,818 - £26,997 FTE)

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (Term time plus 1 week)

Closing date: 03/01/2023

Interview: TBC

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of Year (Non-Teaching) to join The Portsmouth Academy. Our Deputy Heads of Year play a pivotal role in the daily working life of The Portsmouth Academy, supporting both students’ social and emotional needs, and their academic engagement with learning. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to make a difference in the lives of our students and to work within a dynamic and supportive staff team.

‘Pupils are happy at school and proud to be members of its community’ – Ofsted, 2022

The Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • You will have experience of working with young people in a school or similar setting
  • You will uphold standards around attendance, behaviour and progress so that each student can be their best self
  • Provide support to students to acquire effective habits to be successful at school and beyond
  • Promote positive values, attitudes and good student behaviour
  • Assist in supporting the welfare and wellbeing of students
  • Be committed to work as part of a team who are passionate about achieving the very best outcomes for all of our students
  • Contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our schools

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

What our Trust will offer you:

  • With an outstanding Leadership and Management team, we are focused on providing our staff with bespoke CPD tailored to the stage they are at in their career.
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our pupils and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • We place a strong emphasis on “Wellbeing for Staff” here at The Portsmouth Academy and were proud to previously receive the Wellbeing award at the Teach Portsmouth Awards.
  • A state of the art new building with fantastic facilities to house, art, music drama and humanities.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • We work closely with Teach Portsmouth and The Portsmouth Education Partnership
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff car park

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal conversation, please contact Sue Wood Executive PA Sue.Wood @

If you experience/ any issues in applying for this role via our careers site, please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms

If this position is not quite right for you, but you would be interested in other positions within our Trust please click here to join our Talent Pool.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment @

Safeguarding Statement:

The Portsmouth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Portsmouth Academy

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Part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

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