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Applemore College

Head of Year and English Teacher

Closing date: 20/04/2021 at 12:00

Job Start Date: September 2021

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Key Stage: KS3/KS4

Salary Type: Main Pay Range

Salary Details: Main Scale + TLR 2B £4,788

Hours of Work: Full-time

Location of Role: Applemore College

Job/Person Summary

Applemore College is a good school (most recent Ofsted inspection 2017) and well known for outstanding pastoral care. Our vision is to become one of the most successful schools in Hampshire by 2026. Our school has a strong and talented teaching and non-teaching team of staff, whose aim is to ensure that our young people have access to the highest quality educational and personal development opportunities available.

We are a small, friendly, fully comprehensive school sited adjacent to the New Forest and serving the Waterside communities of Marchwood and Hythe and the surrounding villages. We take pride in knowing our students individually and in our reputation for high standards of safeguarding and pastoral care as well as an increasing reputation for excellent education and providing students with the wider opportunities necessary to develop their cultural capital. Our students leave the school, equipped to succeed at local colleges and then at further and higher education including Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Our ethos is based on high expectations of behaving well, working hard and being responsible and kind. We reward students for positive choices and behaviour and support students through a restorative process of behaviour management. We have an excellent Support for Learning team dedicated to supporting the needs of SEND students and drawing on the expertise of two resource provisions, as well as a large and experienced Student Support team including our own Mental Health and Well-being lead.

As well as our curriculum provision, we also offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs, Science, Robotic and Programming clubs, as well as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We organise a range of trips within the UK and abroad including skiing and water sports trips. Being a form tutor is a key part of the Applemore community as well as belonging to a house and actively supporting the house system.

We are proud to be a founding member of the Rural Schools Alliance, as well as remaining a maintained school drawing on the full support of Hampshire County Council.

The Governors would like to appoint a Head of Year who is also a teacher of English to join our very successful Pastoral Care Team. During the last Ofsted the Pastoral Care Team at Applemore was described as ‘outstanding’. The Pastoral Care Team plays a crucial role at Applemore College in ensuring students are in the right place to learn effectively.

This appointment would suit an experienced and successful teacher of English, who enjoys supporting the pastoral needs of students and wants to become a middle leader. The post is also suitable for a current Head of Year.

The key purpose of this role is to lead and inspire a year group, building a positive attitude and ethos in line with ‘Applemore Ethos’ and school policies.

Full training will be given and through the extensive Pastoral Care Team, support will always be available. Applemore invests heavily in pastoral care and we are fortunate that our team includes a Senior Head of Year, four other teaching Heads of Year, an Attendance Officer, a Mental Health and Well-being Lead, and three members of Student Support.

Application Procedure

We are committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process, as well as ensuring the process fully supports safer recruitment

If you wish to apply for this post, please review the full job description and person specification for this role and then complete our teaching staff application form. These documents can all be downloaded from our website at:


Please email your completed application to b.ashley@applemore.hants.sch.uk. Please note that we will not accept CVs or applications from agencies.

Applications may also be submitted by post to Mrs Becci Ashley, Applemore College, Roman Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton SO45 4RQ.

Safer Recruitment

Applemore College and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Roman Road, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 4RQ

Telephone: 023 8084 8804

Website: http://www.applemore.hants.sch.uk/

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