Eastern Avenue , Burnley , Lancashire , BB10 2AT
Tel: 01282 682313
School website:
Roll: 1117
"Sir John Thursby Community College continues to be a good school. Staff enjoy working at this school. The pupils that we spoke to told us that they feel safe at school. They have good relationships with staff and they are well cared for. Senior leaders are determined to make the school better for pupils and staff.” Ofsted January 2020

At SJT we value and care for all our staff and take staff well-being seriously. We take staff’s work/life balance seriously and this is reflected in the fact that minimum PPA any teacher receives is 20%. We are commitment to reduce marking and planning workload. 

As part of our journey to being ‘a truly great school’, we are looking for a highly effective and motivated Head of Year to join our dynamic and successful school in a middle leadership role.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher with the responsibility of providing leadership for a year team and to be accountable for securing a highly positive climate for learning in their year group. The successful candidate will work pro-actively to ensure 100% of the students have the highest expectations of themselves and others whilst valuing and celebrating the achievements and talents of all.

This role is a great opportunity for the right candidate to develop leadership skills, to contribute to our work and to benefit from an excellent learning environment where teachers are encouraged to progress their careers with us.

Our Pastoral team has an outstanding track record in supporting and challenging students to be the very best they can. Each year group team comprises a Head of Year supported by an Assistant Head of Year. A Head of Year is responsible for developing a positive Climate for Learning and ensuring that all students in their year group are known, valued and loved.

The successful candidate will fully embrace our ethos of ‘Belong, Believe, Achieve’ whilst bringing fresh ideas that will build on current strengths and achievements through:
  • Excellent classroom practice and an ability to engage all young people.
  • A passion to make a difference to young people’s lives through education
  • The ability to motivate students of all abilities to achieve their full potential
  • A clear understanding of strategies and approaches that support the climate for learning through building positive relationships
  • A clear understanding of strategies to support student attendance
  • A clear understanding of safeguarding in schools
  • A clear understanding of how to analyse and use information to raise achievement
  • The ability to work and contribute as part of a team
  • Commitment, resilience, patience, hard work and a good sense of humour
  • A drive to make things happen

    Further details and application form are available from the college website or Lynsey Clayton (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below.
    For application information please:
  • download from the ‘vacancies’ section on the college website:
  • or email
  • or telephone 01282 682313

    The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

    More Information can be found at
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Mr Rob Browning, Headteacher (by appointment arranged by the Head's PA by contacting the school).

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return to:

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.