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Learning Support Assistant

27.5 Hours Per Week (8.30am – 3.00pm) – Term time only
Depending on Experience

Grade B – £18,462 – £18,877 Pro rata
Grade C – £18,933 – £19,941 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 to download an application form and role profile. Email completed applications to Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken.
Closing date for applications – 28th September 2020

Testwood School takes its duty seriously to safeguard children


Cover Supervisor

Grade D post £21,403-£24,055 (Pro Rata)
Actual paid salary £13,607.15-£15,293.18 (p.a) (depending upon experience).
Testwood School is looking to recruit 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
Closing date: Friday 28th September 2020



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 or post to Mrs J D Barker, Director of Finance, Testwood School, Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 3ZW.






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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