Deputy Head of House, West Berkshire

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Kennet SchoolWest Berkshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (£23,720 - £39,406) + TLR 2
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Deputy Head of House

Are you passionate about improving pupil’s life chances through excellent pastoral provision? So are we.  Our House system is central to Kennet life and the position of Deputy Head of House is amongst the most pivotal roles in the school.  We are looking for an inspirational teacher and potential leader to join the pastoral team.  This is a teaching role (any subject considered) with a reduced timetable.

We offer:

  • An open and collaborative community that trusts its leaders, equipping them with the skills and allowing them the freedom to act as valued professionals
  • The opportunity to shape the pastoral care and academic progress of a quarter of the school
  • An enthusiastic, effective and experienced pastoral team, including administrative support to assist you in the role. 
  • Enquiry based inset training, bespoke induction programme and leadership development programmes. 
  • A range of personal benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, on site leisure centre and an active staff social committee   
  • An Ofsted outstanding School that has unapologetically high expectations and believes that ‘better never stops’


For further insight into Kennet School please view the attachments below labelled: 

‘Why teach at Kennet School?’

‘A letter from the Deputy Head’

We would like you to be:

  • An experienced, driven and talented teacher with a track record of achieving high standards and driving improvement.
  • Committed to working collaboratively as part of a team and contributing to the life of the whole school
  • Hard-working, outcome focused with excellent organisational skills.
  • Adept at using data and technology to improve systems and drive improvement.
  • Willing to think creatively and respond to individual pupil needs.
  • An excellent communicator who is confident and effective with parents, pupils and external agencies.
  • An ambitious team player who seeks further professional development


How to Apply:

• Click the ‘Quick Apply’ button below to complete the application form.

The school’s successes are well documented, but we all believe that it is most impressive when seen in action.  We welcome enquires and visits prior to application, so please get in touch with Grace Rigg, Deputy Headteacher for more information (grigg@kennetschool.co.uk). 

Deadline and Interview Dates

Deadline for applications is 9am Tuesday, 23 April and candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone soon after. Interview date: Friday, 26 April. 

Additional Information

Kennet school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, including being to a full DBS check.

Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LL



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stoney Lane, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1635 862 121
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