Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    10 May 2021 at 9:00 am

  • Date listed

    30 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£50,645 to £53,242 (depending on prior impact and experience) Additional performance leadership allowance available for an exceptional candidate.

Job summary

This is one of those dream roles which are rarely advertised. You will be passionate about teacher training and inspiring trainees to join our great profession. Successful as a leader, you will work with trainees, schools’ senior leaders and the University of Brighton. High expectations, combined with superb care enable our trainees to achieve great outcomes and employment rates are excellent. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an amazing team who enjoy working together and are always seeking to improve further. Graded Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018; we work cross phase supporting trainees in schools.

The role has many different aspects to it;
● Leadership
● High quality teaching
● Teacher training – knowledge and experience
● Secondary and primary programmes/ curriculum development
● Recruitment and retention
● Compliance and governance
● Finance
● Partnerships with stake-holders who have different priorities
● Ability to deliver – strategically and operationally

Our SCITT programme leader has to balance these different aspects. You will have a great deal of autonomy, with clear and supportive line management. Previous applicants please do not re-apply.

This is a blended role, involving some teaching as well as working as part of the Durrington High School leadership team. A team who ensure 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 thirty two research schools nationally and this enhances further the opportunities for all who work with us. The SCITT is located at Durrington High School and has strong links with our Research School; ensuring practice is evidence informed. DMAT really looks after its staff so that they can ensure our children receive the best teaching and best care.

Employee benefits

Healthshield: virtual GP Surgery, EAP - full employee assistance programme 24/7. Perks: exclusive member discounts, great deals and cashback options on shopping, travel, restaurants and much more.

Applying for the job

We are seeking an ambitious leader and practitioner, who is committed to excellence. If you want to make a difference, are flexible and motivated by challenge, and willing to continue learning, we look forward to receiving your application by email to Please return the application form with a supporting letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) addressing the following points:

1. Why you would want to be the SCITT Programme Leader and your ideas for the SCITT development.
2. How your previous experiences have prepared you for this role; detailing the impact you have had.
3. If you have taught GCSE/ A Level in the last 5 years, please include your data in a table detailing; number in class, class target and actual achieved for the two most recent years.

These points are important so please ensure you do address them. Closing date 9am Monday 10 May 2021

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1619 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About Durrington High School

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

Arranging a visit to Durrington High School

If you would like to arrange a telephone call with the SCITT Director or a visit, which are welcomed please contact Aggie Gemel 01903705610 or email For more information about the Trust and to apply for this post please visit our websites

School location

The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1JX

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