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Teacher of English (Permanent)

Upper Pay Scale

Possible temporary TLR 2

A permanent vacancy exists for a full time confident and ambitious person as a Teacher of English from September 2018. We are looking for someone 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. We are seeking someone who would be interested in acting as a 2nd in department, supporting the acting curriculum leader for the duration of the curriculum leader’s maternity leave. 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.

Please download an application form using the link at the top of this page.

Please forward completed application to

Enquiries and informal visits are welcomed.

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

Person Specification


Cover Supervisior (Permanent– September 2018)
27.5 Hours per Week- TERM TIME ONLY (39 weeks)
Grade D post £20,245-£22,785 (Pro Rata) – Actual paid salary £12,870-£14,485

Testwood School is looking to recruit from September 2018 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: 02 July 2018.

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

Person Specification


Learning Support Assistant 27.5 Hours Per Week (8.30am – 3.00pm) – Term time only

Depending on Experience

Grade B – £15,669 – £16,074 Pro rata


Grade C – £16,209 – £17,955 Pro rata

The successful applicant will work under the direction of the school’s Special Needs Coordinator to support students in lessons, as part of small groups & 1:1.

Experience would be an advantage but training will be given.

Do you have an adaptable approach, initiative, good ICT skills and enjoy working with children? Please use the link at the top of this page to download an application form.
Email completed applications to Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken. Testwood School takes its duty seriously to safeguard children.

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Exam Invigilators

Casual work – as and when required

We are looking to increase our committed team of exam invigilators working in our School to provide support during examination time. You will need to have excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. It would be helpful (but not essential) if candidates have some previous experience within this type of role.

  • Rate of pay is £8.75 plus time(paid) for setting up / packing away
  • Needed for December, January and May to July
  • Description of role – Invigilation for examinations in Years 7 to 11
  • Full Training provided
  • More details and an application form from the School Exams Officer Ms. C. Suttle
    on email
  • This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service records check at an enhanced level.


Teacher Training

For information regarding Teacher Training please use the link below.

Teacher Training