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Assistant Head of House

St Mary's Road, Portishead, Bristol, North Somerset, BS20 7QR
Gordano School
Full Time, Term Time
JG6 SCP19 £27,852 – SCP23 £30,151 pa pro rata
27th January 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
3rd February 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1305390


Permanent, Term Time Only plus 5 INSET Days plus 3 additional days

Monday to Friday 37 Hours per Week

Starting at 8.30am

JG6 SCP19 £27,852 – SCP23 £30,151 pa pro rata

Actual salary £24,677.58 - £26,714.54 pa

Plus contributory pension

The School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We pride ourselves on the very high quality support for colleagues at all stages of their career through internal and external CPD, including our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership’s Centre of Professional Development, with staff involved across all levels of NPQ programmes. We maintain significant involvement in Initial Teacher Training and deliver comprehensive ECT induction in association with the Five Counties Teaching School Hubs Alliance and Ambition Institute. Our very large staff body allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles at all levels.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last few years, where we have been incredibly proud of the response from our brilliant staff, children and families to the Covid pandemic.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated Assistant Head of House (Cromarty) to join us on a permanent contract to work with and support the Head of House and the wider Pastoral and Inclusion Teams. The Assistant Head of House is required to start no later than 8.30 am Monday to Friday.

We welcome applications from non-teaching or qualified teaching staff (the role post does not involve any classroom teaching). The pattern of working hours (37hrs per week) are negotiable with the successful candidate.

To be considered for this position you must have:

  • Previous experience of working with children in an educational setting
  • Previous experience of working as part of a team
  • An ability to make sound and logical judgments in decision making
  • A proven team player, adding value to the team
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills
  • An ability to stay calm and to use a measured, informed approach to deal with conflict or pressured situations
  • An ability to work under pressure whilst helping others to remain calm and measured
  • Resilience and positivity in equal measure
  • An ability to multi-task even when under pressure

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), discounted on-site gym membership and on-site parking.

Application forms should be submitted with a covering letter (curriculum vitae optional)

Closing Date: 9am on Friday 3rd February 2023

Interviews: w/c 6th February 2023

Gordano School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Gordano School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership Trust. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership – Gordano School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in our community to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check.

We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

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