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TEACHING POSTS

 
 

 

Curriculum Leader of Computer Science and Information Communication Technology

 
Teaching Salary + TLR 2B (£4,656 pa)
MPR £24,373-£35,619
UPR £37,654 – £40,490

 
We are looking to appoint a full-time Curriculum Leader for Computer Science and ICT to start in September 2020. You would be leading a small team of specialists who teach Computing and ICT to Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3). At Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11) the department is very popular and delivers both GCSE Computer Science and the OCR National qualification in Creative iMedia.
We are looking for someone who will lead the development of the department and bring the best out of the staff team as well as raising the achievement and 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 trustees and our senior team. We would encourage you to visit us prior to application, although this is not essential.
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. The school has an excellent reputation in the community. 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: 27th March 2020
Interview date: To be confirmed

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

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Curriculum Leader of Modern Foreign Languages

 
MPR £24,373 – £35,649
UPR £37,654 – £40,490

TLR 2
 
We are looking to appoint a full-time Curriculum Leader for Modern Foreign Languages to start in September 2020. You would be leading a small team of specialists who teach French to Years 7-11, and ab initio Spanish to Years 9-11. Uptake of languages at Key Stage 4 is growing rapidly and you will be joining at an exciting time for the department.
We are looking for someone who will lead the development of the department and bring the best out of the staff team as well as raising the achievement and 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 trustees and our senior team. We would encourage you to visit us prior to application, although this is not essential.
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. The school has an excellent reputation in the community. 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: 26th March 2020
Interview date: To be confirmed

 
ROLE PROFILE
 
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

27.5 Hours Per Week (8:30 am – 3:00 pm) – Term time only
 
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 for applications – 20th March 2020
 
ROLE PROFILE – LEVEL 1
 
ROLE PROFILE – LEVEL 2
 
Testwood School takes its duty seriously to safeguard children
 
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Cover Supervisor

 
PERMANENT
27.5 HOURS PER WEEK
TERM TIME ONLY (39 weeks)
 
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 for applications – 20th March 2020
 
ROLE PROFILE
 
Testwood School takes its duty seriously to safeguard children
 
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Cleaners

Hourly rate: £9.02 per hour.
10 – 22.5 hours per week.
Paid 52 weeks per year.

 
Are you interested in joining a team of valued, hardworking cleaners who dedicate themselves to keeping our school a clean environment to learn and work in?

If so, come and be part of a friendly team. We are able to offer up to 22.5 hours per week, split between working early morning, from 5:30 am – 7:30 am and then after school from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, the opportunity to join the local government pension scheme, 24 days’ annual paid leave at entry (to be taken during school holiday periods) and an hourly rate of pay of £9.02 per hour.

Please read the role profile and if you are interested in applying for the opportunity of joining our fantastic bunch of cleaning staff, then complete the on line application form and return it either by email to J.barker@testwood.hants.sch.uk or post to Mrs J D Barker, Director of Finance, Testwood School, Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 3ZW.

 

ROLE PROFILE
 
PROFILE SUPPLEMENT
 

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Clerk to the Board of Trustees

Grade D, £12.17/hour (pay award pending)
 
The Board of Trustees of Testwood School are seeking a Clerk, to provide an effective and efficient clerking service to the full board and trustee panels (currently 3). Panels meet once per term and the full board meet four time per year. The position will involve the management of additional meetings and hearings as required.

The post involves collating papers, including reports and policies in preparation for trustee meetings, liaising with the chair of the full board of trustees and each trustee panel, taking, producing and distributing minutes of meetings and keeping accurate records of trustee attendance at meetings.

The successful candidate will have good organisational, communication and secretarial skills. Support and specific training will be provided to get you up to speed and the opportunity to attend courses are available for this important role.

Meetings are currently held early evenings from 6pm and are expected to last 2 hours.

The post will involve a core 100 hours per year to include all administration and attendance at meetings.

For further details, please refer to the Role Profile.

To apply for the post, please download and complete an application form from the school website and forward it to: Mrs Jayne Baker (Headteacher’s PA) j.baker@testwood.hants.sch.uk

 

ROLE PROFILE
 

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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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