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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

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  • 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

DMAT M1 £30,290 - UPR3 £46,989

Additional allowances

£6,000 leadership allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • House Leaders are the central link with parents and carers, often on a daily basis. You will be emotionally intelligent, adaptable and have excellent interpersonal skills; these qualities enabling you to form professional and supportive relationships with all students and stakeholders.

  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate exceptional resilience, creativity of approach and commitment to achieving the very best outcomes whatever the situation.

  • Our school is built on clarity of expectation and being able to maintain these at all times, with both students and parents / carers is an essential element of the role.

  • You will also champion the recognition of individuals through our KAPP values system using assemblies to create and maintain a culture of pride in the badge.

  • You will be expected to lead by example in all facets of the role, both inside and outside of the classroom. Your energetic and high-profile leadership will inspire, challenge and develop your team of tutors and positively influence the climate across the school.

  • Operationally, you will ensure that every child in your house is set up and able to succeed in the education that Durrington offers. As well as the provision of outstanding support you will be central, day-in-day-out to upholding all school expectations in relation to uniform, attendance, punctuality and behaviour.

  • You will be expected to be proactive in your use of data/school trackers to goal-set for your house. You will also be responsible for developing your core house team of pastoral manager and deputy house leader in their skills, knowledge and ability to deliver change.

  • You will be expected to be able to separate, and balance, the reactive vs the proactive aspects of the role. This, to enable you to create and sustain change with a particular focus on the most vulnerable groups of students within your house.

  • Please refer to Candidate specification in the attached recruitment pack for more details of essential skills and experience for the role.

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 32 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.
  • Our ECT Induction Programme and Appraisal programme is based on professional growth and support.
  • The South Downs School Centre for Initial Teaching Training (SCITT) is a great addition to our trust and there are opportunities for staff to work with the SCITT and trainees.

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.

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About Durrington High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1599 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address

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.

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