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Primary Year Lead
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Primary Year Lead

King Solomon Academy’s mission is to provide a rigorous and transformational education which prepares our pupils for success at university and beyond. We are looking for an exceptional teacher ready to join our high-performing leadership team and contribute to our school’s mission. This is a unique opportunity to be part of showing what education can achieve.

We are looking for a teacher and leader who is passionate about our school, our community and our pupils’ life chances.  The role of Primary Year Lead combines excellent classroom teaching with a commitment to supporting the development of the character and self-belief of our pupils, and act as a role model to the year group and staff body more widely. It would suit an aspirational middle leader. You will join an immensely committed team who are working towards making incredible things happen for our pupils.


We are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for working at King Solomon Academy, a belief in the potential of every child and that through hard work all pupils can access and benefit from a university education, and the confidence and vision to lead others in making great things happen.

As Year Lead you will act as the teaching and pastoral figurehead for the year group, and act as an inspirational leader to the team of staff who work with your year group.

To apply, please write to the Principal outlining your interest and readiness for the role by emailing The deadline is 11am on Thursday 13th May.




Job Description: Primary Year Lead

Reports to:                         Appropriate Senior Leader

Start date:                           September 2021

Additional time out of class: Equivalent to half a day a week

Salary:                                 TLR 2a - £2,796 (or an increased TLR if already a post holder)


The Role

To model excellence in the year group and lead the year team


Key Responsibilities

1.       Safety, attendance and behaviour of pupils in year group(s) 

2.      Positive culture for learning in year group(s) 

3.      Positive relationships with parents 

4.      Be an excellent leader 




Lead on the safety, attendance and behaviour of pupils in the year group.

· Demonstrate high expectations ofsafety, attendance andbehaviour, holding pupils to account for their actions at all timesand implementing school policies consistently;

· Ensure allsafeguardingconcerns are responded to in a timely manner, working with appropriate senior leaders to determine actions and working with parents and external agencies where appropriate;

· When leading break or activity, make sure the playground is safe and fun for all pupils;

· Ensure appropriate planning and preparation is in place for all group trips including residentialse.g. risk assessments, pupil packs;

· Be the leader to whom behaviour is escalated to by other members of the Year Team before taking it to a Senior Leader;

· Lead attendance and punctuality interventions foran identified group of pupils;

· Lead behaviour meetings and investigations in theyear group(s)for serious incidents;

· Lead safeguarding interventions with specified pupils, at times including liaising with external agencies;

· Analyse attendanceand behaviourdata to identify trends and act to address any issues;

· Ensure all safeguarding and behaviour incidents are recorded accurately with all associated paperwork (e.g. adult and pupil statements)and uploaded intoBromcom/Edaware/Pupil file.

· With support fromSenior Leaders,generate data to inform theweekly Year Team Meeting identifying what is going well and what the areas for development for the team are and how to action improvements;

Drive positive culture for learning in the year group(s).

· Role modelcommitment toexcellent teaching and set the standard for teaching in the year group;

· Role modelcommitment toexcellent planning and preparation for co-planning sessions;

· Deputise for senior leaders by leading co-planning when required and/or contributing to elements of the performance review cycle;

· Line manage, coach and mentor tutor fellows and/or trainees in your year group in consultation withAssistant Principal Line Manager;

· Capitalise on opportunities to build pupils’ character, including fostering and maintaininglinks with outside organisations;

· Be a champion of why PSHE is important and brilliant to all stakeholders;

· Plan and support the teaching of high quality PSHE curriculum and guide other year group staffin its delivery;

· Plan and deliverregularyear group assembliesand ensureclassgroup assemblies are high quality;

· Analyse pupil attainment and progress outcomes and use this analysis toconstruct,evaluate and improve the effectiveness ofyear grouppupil progress action plans, most specifically the effectiveness of interventions and, in collaboration with Senior Leaders,give feedbackto other staff inthe year team(live feedback, modelling, coaching conversation) to ensure progress is rapid and sustained.

Positive relationships with parents


· Seek out opportunities tobuild and maintain excellent relationships with parentsespecially those who have been hardest to reach;

· Be a point of contact for parents across the year group; role model excellent relationships with parents and coach stafffrom the year teamon how to improve relationships with parents;

· Take every opportunity to sharegood news with parents;

· Ensure excellent attendance at parent events e.g. Home Learning Workshop – 100%;

· Lead Home LearningWorkshops, Open School events and Parents’ afternoons

· Ensure all parent meetings in the year group are purposeful and outcomes-focussed with follow up planned appropriate

Be an excellent leader.

· Plan for the smooth running of theschool day for your year group(s), including planning morning meeting and dismissal and communal times such as play time/activity and lunch; giving other staff members feedback on what they are doing well and how to improve;

· Set reasonable and achievable deadlines which are clearly communicated to all stakeholders;

· In collaboration with Senior Leaders,give feedbackto other staff in the year team(live feedback, modelling, coaching conversation)to reach the same high standards;

· Lead onPastoral Reviews within the Year Team with support from Senior Leaders including 1:1 checkinswith class teachers and feedback on strengths and areas for development;

· Lead the weekly Year Team Meeting, facilitating planning, practice and preparation and/or training;

· Lead PDin collaboration with Senior Leaders;

· Contribute to newsletters, the website and other communications about the Year group both internally and externally.

· Work collaboratively with Senior Leader Line Manager, takingfeed backand acting on areas for development;

· Be a visible leader and set the tone forstaff,pupils and parentsin the playground, corridors and in classrooms as well as inkey cultural parts of the day includingbreaks/lunches/reflections/assemblies/events.




Person Specification: Primary Year Lead


Qualification criteria

·         Qualified to degree level and above

·         Qualified to teach in the UK

·         Right to work in the UK



·         Experience of raising attainment in a challenging school

·         Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes coaching of staff

·         Evidence of leading and teaching successfully in relevant year group


Skills and attributes 


We are looking for alignment to our KSA values or at the very least, a candidate’s clear, demonstrable capacity to develop them: 


“Aiming high”  

·         Evidence of sustained impact in middle leadership 

·         Prepares for success with excellent organisational skills  

·         Works hard to achieve goals  

·         Never gives up on ourselves, our teammates or our mission  

·         Willingness to play a full part in school life and go above and beyond to ensure success  

·         High energy and driven by a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude.  


“Working together”  

·         Works effectively as part of a team  

·         Seeks out opportunities to build on own and others’ strengths and helps others to be better through a culture of clear, kind feedback  

·         Makes a strong contribution to assessments and child-led planning  


“Being kind”  

·         Able to create a safe, happy and successful environment for everyone in our community  

·         Shows gratitude  

·         Takes care of others  

·         Exhibits pride in achievements of self and others  


“Leading the way”  

·         Has a passion for working with children  

·         Is a positive role model to others  

·         Is brave  

·         Shows initiative  

·         Feels passionate about creating a better future.  



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