Deputy Leader Mathematics

Durrington High School, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1JX

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    17 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

DMAT M1 £25,971 – UPR3 £42,020

Additional allowances

£2,000 - £3,000 per annum depending on experience

Deputy Leader Mathematics job summary

Durrington High School has a super Mathematics department staffed by an innovative and experienced team. We have a shared ethos within the department that has enabled us to achieve excellent examination results for the past 8 years. We are continually striving to improve, and endeavour to ensure that every student is provided with an outstanding learning environment that allows them to achieve their best.

We are looking to recruit a strong teacher who will be able to work with the other leaders to support the staff in achieving excellent outcomes for our students. Leadership development is a strength of our school and whether you are an ambitious developing or experienced teacher, you will be invested in by a range of leaders.

The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher who is dedicated to delivering high quality lessons and is prepared to commit themselves to the role completely. This is not a department where you can rest on your laurels; we have extremely high expectations and expect every teacher to contribute to our on-going success. As a research school, you will work with a department that makes the most of evidence informed teaching and uses teaching for mastery as a focus at all times.

Our exam outcomes remain considerably above national averages. In 2022 64% of students achieved grade 5 or above at GCSE and 27% grade 7 or above.The highest achieving students also took Further Mathematics at GCSE. We are a large department currently consisting of 10 full time teachers, 3 part time teachers and 2 TAs who work largely within the department. Every class room also has an interactive smartboard. With year groups of 330, this makes our outcomes even more special.

In return you will find us a very supportive and warm team, with a range of experiences and teaching styles but also receptive to new ideas. You will be working with a focused and proactive team who thrive on sharing ideas and resources whilst working to a fully interactive Scheme of Work that every member of staff follows and contributes to, this includes numerous resources and structured homework tasks.

If you are an enthusiastic, hardworking, conscientious and energetic leader and teacher who not only values young people but can motivate and inspire them across the age and ability range then we would like to hear from you.

Shane Borrett

Director of Mathematics

Using the application form

Please return the application form with a supporting letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) addressing the following points:

1. Why you would like to work at Durrington High School and why you would be successful in role.
2. Impact and contribution you would make as a Deputy Leader in Maths if appointed.
3. Clear evidenced data how you have made a difference in previous roles, in table format to include class size, target and actual achieved for up to last 3 years.
These points are important so please ensure you do address them.

Closing date 9am Monday 17 October 2022

Strong candidates may be invited to interview before the closing date. If you would like to discuss your application or visit us prior to applying. Please contact Aggie by emailing

Please note that, because of the nature of this job, if you are successful in your application you will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with barred lists check. This will be done by means of applying for a DBS certificate through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

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Supporting 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
Contact email
Contact 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.
Mathematics is a great strength of the school and we are looking for a leader who will complement our excellent team and help us maximise outcomes for all students. Results are significantly above National Averages; DMAT salary scales are enhanced and staff can access a wide range of free benefits/services.
As a member of our team, you will be passionate about your teaching and committed to improving your own practice alongside like-minded professionals to ensure a high-quality learning environment for all. A very experienced and successful leadership team ensures that any necessary change is well-managed and staff are supported. We have an excellent record of retaining staff; due to strong relationships, a rich and stimulating CPD programme, excellent mentoring and support for ECTs and many development opportunities. We are one of only a very small number of research schools in the country and this enhances further the opportunities for all who work with us.

Arranging a visit to Durrington High School

Contact us to discuss if you feel that you can bring something special to our school and Trust, we want to hear from you now! If you would like further information, a telephone call with the Headteacher or a visit to the school, which are welcomed please contact Aggie Gemel by emailing and visit our website for a virtual tour at

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