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Head of House (Core Subjects)

Without doubt the past year has been challenging for all school staff and within the Academy the support given to our students has been outstanding. We want to continue to appoint teaching staff who are passionate about their subject and who want to make a difference for the students in our care. This post is a permanent, full- time, post.

Heads of House hold key senior positions within the pastoral system at our Academy. Several schools have a House system underpinning their pastoral care, but very few have as many as six Houses, a dedicated Head of Year 11 and also a dedicated Head of 6 Form. Ours, named after lighthouses along the south coast, are small enough that the Heads of House, each of whom is only on a 50% timetable, can get to know each student and their parents/carers personally. Relationships within the House are strengthened through regular House assemblies and internal competitions which also provide an opportunity for friendly rivalry between the Houses

The key indicator of success in this role is to secure the highest levels of achievement possible for students through challenge and support.

This post, as mentioned, is also a teaching post and you will be required to teach a Core Subject (English, mathematics or science).

The Academy has an excellent reputation within the local community with strong support from Governors, Parents, Students and a dedicated and highly motivated team of staff.

For further details and application pack or to arrange a tour of the Academy, please contact Finola Gilson: / 01202 636991 or see our web site:

Closing date for completed applications: Midday, Friday 17 September 2021.

The Bourne Academy, Hadow Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH10 5HS