Recruitment

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Teaching Posts

 

Teacher of English

 
Permanent (possible immediate start)
MPR or UPR
Possible TLR
 
Testwood School is searching to recruit a teacher of English. The vacant post will suit a confident and ambitious person who will play a key and active role in contributing to the excellence of the English department. The post will suit either a newly qualified teacher or experienced teacher who is committed to teaching and raising the aspirations of our students.

The post offers an exciting career opportunity. Consideration will be given to offering additional responsibilities to the role. You will have the opportunity to work closely with enthusiastic and talented practitioners who cooperate very well together and share excellent practice. You will be required to teach across ability range in Key Stage 3 & 4.

For further details and an application form, please visit the school’s website at www.testwood.hants.sch.uk .

Please forward completed application to t.webber@testwood.hants.sch.uk. Enquiries and informal visits are welcomed.
 
ROLE PROFILE
 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to these posts.

 

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Teacher of English

Maternity Cover (leading to possible permanent position)
 
Required from January 2020
MPR or UPR
Possible TLR

Testwood School is searching to recruit a teacher of English. The vacant post will suit a confident and ambitious person who will play a key and active role in contributing to the excellence of the English department. The post will suit either a newly qualified teacher or experienced teacher who is committed to teaching and raising the aspirations of our students.

The post offers an exciting career opportunity. Consideration will be given to offering additional responsibilities to the role. You will have the opportunity to work closely with enthusiastic and talented practitioners who cooperate very well together and share excellent practice. You will be required to teach across ability range in Key Stage 3 & 4.

For further details and an application form, please visit the school’s website at www.testwood.hants.sch.uk .

Please forward completed application to t.webber@testwood.hants.sch.uk. Enquiries and informal visits are welcomed.
 
CLOSING DATE: Friday November 8th 2019
 
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to these posts.

 

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Teacher of Textiles

 
A vacancy exists for a confident and ambitious person as a part-time Teacher of Textiles from January 2020, or sooner if possible. The successful candidate will feel particularly confident in teaching Textiles, but could also teach other disciplines within Technology. The post is for 3 days per week.

We are looking for someone who will play a key and active role in contributing to the development and success of the subject. The post will suit either a newly qualified teacher or an experienced teacher who is committed to teaching and raising the aspirations of our students.

Testwood is a successful school with a reputation for caring about each individual student – the motto “Every child, every step, every day” is one which reflects the attention given to each student and their needs.

You would teach and work with young people who are keen to do well, although sometimes they do need a little push along the way.

All of our staff are highly valued, and your health and well-being are a priority for governors and our senior team. Visits are very welcome as our school is an enjoyable place in which to work and learn.
The school is located in the town of Totton which is located close to the nearby city of Southampton, the old city of Winchester and to the New Forest. Transport links to London are excellent for those who like to explore further afield.

Full details and application forms can be downloaded from our website: www.testwood.hants.sch.uk
Please send your completed application form to Jayne Baker, Headteacher’s P.A. Her email address is: j.baker@testwood.hants.sch.uk
We positively encourage prospective candidates to visit our school prior to applying, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Jayne Baker to arrange this.
 
CLOSING DATE: 21st October 2019.
Interview date to be confirmed.
 
PERSON SPECIFICATION
 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to these posts.

 

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Support Posts

 

 

Learning Support Assistant

 
REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY
TERM TIME ONLY, 27.5 Hrs/Wk. (8:30 am to 3:00pm)
Depending on Experience
Grade B – £18,065 – £18,371 Pro rata or
Grade C – £18,426 – £19,407 Pro rata

We are looking to employ the right person who is able work under the direction of the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator to support students in their lessons, as part of small groups and 1:1.

Experience would be an advantage but training will be given.

Do you have a caring, adaptable approach, initiative, good ICT skills and enjoy working with children? We would love to work with an engaging, warm and committed individual who is able to encourage young people to do well.

The foundation of the school’s ethos is “Every Child, Every Step, Every Day”.

If you feel this post in our caring and friendly school is something that appeals, then either apply via our website as detailed below or telephone to make an appointment to visit the school before making your application.

Please visit our website www.testwood.hants.sch.uk to download an application form and role profile. Email completed applications to j.barker@testwood.hants.sch.uk. Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken.

 

CLOSING DATE: Friday 22nd November 2019.

 

ROLE PROFILE Level 1

 

ROLE PROFILE Level 2
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Exam Invigilators

 
CASUAL CONTRACT
£9.20 per hour

We urgently look to appoint several new Exam Invigilators to our team.

Duties to include completing an attendance register, checking and collation of examination papers, invigilation of GCSE and other examinations, together with general clerical duties in support of the examination process. On occasion, you may be required to read to candidates.

Exams usually take place during the months of November, January, April, May and June.

This is a part-time casual post for up to 12 weeks per year. The hours will be variable, between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

For further information and to apply, please download the application from the Testwood School website. Alternatively, if you know anyone who might be interested in this post, please ask them to download the application form.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Cover Supervisor

 
PERMANENT
TERM TIME ONLY, 39 WEEKS
27.5 Hours per week
Grade D post £20,830-£23,411 (Pro Rata)
Actual paid salary £13,242-£14,883

Testwood School is looking to recruit from September 2019 a Cover Supervisor, to supervise whole single classes of students under the direction of a teacher during the short-term absence of a class teacher.

This is an ideal opportunity for a confident, flexible, well-organised person who is considering a career in teaching. The role may suit someone looking to gain classroom experience before applying for a PGCE.

The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, as you will have to liaise between the school office, class teachers and students. You will be required to ensure all work set is completed to a high standard.

The successful candidate will:

• Have the ability to work on their own initiative.
• Educated to GCSE level in English & Maths.
• Good communication skills and ability to clarify and explain instructions clearly.
• Keen to learn and develop professionally.

Previous experience of work in a similar role would be an advantage, but not essential.

All successful candidates are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Please visit our website for further information and an application form. Completed applications should be emailed to t.webber@testwood.hants.sch.uk
 
Closing date: 18th October 2019
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to the post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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Trustee Vacancy

 

Testwood School is an Academy Trust seeking a Trustee to join the Board of Trustees, with experience either in education, finance or business. The post is a voluntary position.

The trustees of an academy trust are both charity trustees and company directors.

Trustees focus on the three core functions of governance:

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and the strategic direction of the school.
  • Holding school leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its students and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing and ensuring effective financial performance of the school.

Ideally, you must:

  • Have a desire to play a part in improving our school.
  • Be willing to build an open relationship with the staff and act as a critical friend and
  • Be willing to give around 20 hours per term to attend meetings, visit the school and attend free training (usually in the evenings)

What do you get in return?

  • An understanding into the long term planning of the school
  • An opportunity to work with the trustees and staff in improving our school
  • Training to develop an understanding of specific school management issues
  • A great sense of achievement in making a real difference to our school
  • The pleasure of seeing our students learning and developing

If you feel you are such a person, please contact the Headteacher’s P.A. to leave your name and a contact number so that a meeting with the Chair can be arranged to give first-hand information. 

You might also like to look at the information for prospective governors on the Hampshire County Council website

 

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Teacher Training

 

For information regarding Teacher Training please use the link below.

 

Teacher Training

 

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