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New to Head of Year

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This new course is aimed at those who are newly appointed to Head of Year, or are in their first two years of post. The day will highlight key responsibilities of the role, and characteristics of an outstanding leader. It will provide delegates with strategies for leading and managing other members of staff within the pastoral team, and the significance of the role across the whole school. Delegates will take away strategies on how to create a positive culture and ethos within a year group, and how to ensure safeguarding practices are adhered to, as well as tips and techniques to effectively communicate with parents and gain their support.


  • Exploring the characteristics of an outstanding Head of Year
  • Understanding the key requirements of the role, with a particular focus on the importance of safeguarding
  • Exploration of the importance creating an ethos for your year group
  • Building effective relationships with others, including parents and carers

PROGRAMME: 10.00am—3.30pm

  • Understanding the key responsibilities of the role
  • The skills and qualities needed to be an outstanding Head of Year
  • How to engage tutors and students; Establishing Year group routines
  • How to ensure your tutors buy-in to your vision
  • Establishing successful relationships with parents and carers


London | Tuesday 21 November 2023

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London | Tuesday 21 November 2023

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Luke Ramsden is an award-winning senior deputy headmaster. In his time at St Benedict’s it has become a flagship school for safeguarding and pastoral care, with the happiness of every student at the heart of school life. Outside school he is an ISI inspector and also regularly talks at educational conferences. He is also Chair of the Independent Safeguarding Panel that advises The Safeguarding Company and Chair of Trustees for the School’s Consent Project. It is because of this work with a number of different organisations that he was awarded the NAPCE 2023 award for ‘Raising Awareness About Pastoral Care.’


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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