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Catering Assistant

31.25 Hours per week, Mon-Fri. 7:30 am – 14:15 pm daily (TERM TIME ONLY)
Grade A post £9.28/hr.

Testwood School are looking for a reliable, self -motivated catering assistant who will join a hard working catering team in a busy school kitchen providing school meals including breakfast service, hospitality catering and snacks to students, staff and visitors. The role does involve some heavy lifting.

The successful candidate will:

• Have experience of working in a similar role.
• Have excellent customer service & communication skills.
• Understand the importance of working effectively as a team member.
• Demonstrate a flexible attitude to tasks assigned to the post.
• Able to assist with setting up & clearing away dining furniture & equipment on a daily basis.

To apply, please complete the application form, available from the school’s website and return it to Mrs J D Barker, Director of Finance, Testwood Sports College, Testwood Lane, Totton, Southampton SO40 3ZW or email


CLOSING DATE: 27th September 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.



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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