9YBA Head of Year

Mr John Dexter blogs about school

In many schools pastoral work has taken a new twist as tutor groups are arranged vertically with a few pupils from each year. I can’t really comment on that , others might by clicking reply. My experience is in schools with horizontal pastoral work, tutors caring for a tutor group of 25+ pupils and a Head of Year possibly with an Assistant Head of Year working with them. imagePastoral experience is useful if not essential for senior leadership posts and hey a Head of Year (HoY) role brings a TLR, more money and a title. Unlike a Head of Department you will almost certainly get an office, in my school that is usually a converted wardrobe/cupboard with enough room for a computer, a desk, a filing cabinet, a box of tissues, a notepad, a phone and second chair. In some ways that sums up the role of HoY. If middle…

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