This job expired on 17 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Your hours of work shall be in accordance with the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document as amended from time to time. Full time teachers are required to be available for work for up to 1265 hours of directed time over 195 days.

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

  • A minimum of 3 years middle leadership with evidence of leading in one or more core areas of the role description..

  • Demonstrable impact in a range of areas within your current role and over time.

  • Able to resolve conflict in relation to students, parents/carers/staff.

  • Be highly effective in resolve discipline issues (students and staff)

  • Evidence of leading teams that have demonstrated a high stained positive impact.

  • Evidence of being able to create and implement plans that effect change.

  • Interested in and well-read around education and cognitive science research/ literature.

  • Familiar with the EEF toolkit and guidance reports.

  • The ability to effectively and efficiently interpret and correlate a range of data streams, drawing summative conclusions which are then acted upon.

  • A deep understanding of

  • - current curricular thinking (e.g. intent, implementation and impact)

  • - how celebrating diversity and British Values should shape school culture.

    • Able to articulate and focus on the aspects of teaching that make the most difference to students' learning.

    • Has a good understanding of how research evidence should inform effective teaching.

    • Strong track record of exam outcomes and strong outcomes from subject areas led/line managed.

    • A deep understanding of the barriers faced by vulnerable student groups (both in terms of accessing the curriculum and engaging in the wider school community) and how best to address these

    • Has delivered CPD to their own team/ or whole school and can show strong impact from this.

    • Uses direct and indirect influence to gain support, build alliances and secure support before presenting proposals or making decisions.

    • Resolves even the most challenging conflict in a calm, restrained way leading to issues being successfully managed..

    • Implements appropriate decisions that lead to improvement, even if difficult.

    • Responds positively when faced with personal criticism or setbacks, maintaining a sense of perspective.

    • Has significant capacity and resilience.

What the school offers its staff

  • Opportunities to develop in role and promotion for staff with the zest and desire to progress in their career.

  • The opportunity to work with amazing young people and colleagues who are passionate about what they do.

  • A happy school; relationships are very strong between staff and students.

  • Strong ‘can do’ team ethos in departments and across the school.

  • Higher non-contact ratio than most schools. MPR staff teach 42 out of 50 lessons across a two-week time-table, ECTs teach 38.

  • Health, well-being and work-life balance are extremely important to us. All staff are part of a health insurance scheme, having access to a range of support from external agencies and a free flu vaccination. We are always reviewing and seeking to add additional benefits for staff.

  • A fabulous modern and light working environment on a spacious site with on-site parking and rail and bus links close by.

    • You will be working alongside people who are at the forefront of educational development, nationally and internationally. We are proud to be one of only thirty nine Research Schools in the country.

    • We have a rich programme of CPD activities happening across the school that will allow you to engage at a level that suits you.

    • We are keen to develop staff as leaders and there are a variety of programmes and opportunities to support this.

    • We take a pragmatic approach to feedback / marking focussing on what is most useful and manageable.

    • Written student reports are not lengthy sections of prose; they are grades.

    • No graded lesson observations.

Commitment to safeguarding

Durrington High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people. We support all staff and volunteers through regular training and expect everyone working at the school to be proactive and adhere to our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. In addition to the statutory pre-employment checks, all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a safeguarding background check and interview.
This job post has expired.

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Durrington High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1602 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
Phone number

Durrington High School is part of Durrington Multi Academy Trust (DMAT) and is a large and oversubscribed school with 1650 students on roll in years 7 to 11. Within the Durrington Multi Academy Trust, we place high regard on recruiting and retaining excellent staff to ensure all students achieve beyond their best. Durrington High School has a sustained track record of improvement for over a decade and we want to continue getting better. We are proud of our school and are always relentless in our efforts to give our students the very best education they deserve.

Arranging a visit to Durrington High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email agemel@durring.com.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Worthing and West Sussex