House Leader (teaching) at Durrington High School (from September 2024)

Durrington High School has a system of six houses; each with a House leader, deputy leader and full time non-teaching pastoral manager.  

As one of our brilliant house leader team you will be responsible for a team of between 8-10 tutor groups (totalling around 220 students) in years 8-11, their form tutors and other staff linked to your house.  House leaders are an integral part of our extended school leadership team, and are all expected to have a strong, visible presence and actively set the tone/expectations across the school community.   Key to the house leader role is ensuring excellent attendance (we are well above national levels currently),  ensuring students behave and represent our school well and ensure that all students receive the best possible wellbeing support.  

As a house leader you will directly work with members of the SLT (up to Co-Headteacher level) and be supported by a team of highly experienced colleagues in specialist support roles.   Every member of staff will have rich opportunities to grow and learn as they progress in the role.  

Finally, the house leader role is an excellent stepping stone for someone wishing to progress into a senior leadership position.  

If you 

  • are excited by this opportunity and keen to progress in whole school leadership;
  • have a deep moral purpose and stand up to be counted when situations get challenging;
  • are driven, inspired by and committed to the success of each and every student;

you are the right person to apply for this role.  We welcome visits to the school in advance of any application so don’t hesitate to get in contact.   

Applicants are required to complete the application form and return it, alongside a supporting statement (max. 2 pages A4) to or via post to Aggie Gemel, Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1JX.  

We welcome visits and/or telephone conversations pre-application. To book a call or arrange a visit please email (please note these would be arranged early in w/c 15 April, after the Easter holidays).

Closing date for applications is 9am, Friday 19th April 2024

Application form

Candidate information pack

Durrington High School is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all our students.  It is a core expectation of every member of staff to safeguard the wellbeing of every child and young person within the school. Staff are supported through regular training and are expected to adhere to the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. 

In addition to the statutory pre-employment checks, this appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, a safeguarding background check and interview.

Durrington Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome the unique contributions that everyone can bring to Durrington Multi Academy Trust in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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