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Teacher of Science for September, 2019

Testwood School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Teacher of Science for September 2019. Applications from NQTS and from more experienced staff are welcomed.

This role offers an excellent opportunity for teachers who are imaginative, creative and inspiring to work in a supportive, energetic and innovative school where students achieve well and which is highly-regarded in the local community. We would love to work with an engaging, warm and committed individual who is committed to the school strapline: ‘Every Child, Every Step, Every Day.’

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.

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:
Please send your completed application form to Jayne Baker, Headteacher’s P.A. Her email address is:
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: 19th July 2019
Interview date: To be confirmed
Role Specification



Support Posts



Science Technician

Term time only (39 working weeks), 30 hours/week.
Mon – Fri 8.30am – 3.00pm
Salary Support Staff Grade C £18,426 – 19,407 p.a. (Pro rata)

We are looking for a Science Technician to join our school science team. The successful applicant will be employed in a demanding role which includes preparation of science equipment and chemicals, lifting and moving of equipment, maintaining records of the science equipment and chemical inventory, ensuring that safe working practices are observed in the science prep room and in classrooms. A working knowledge and recent experience of Word, Excel and data entry is essential. Experience of chemical handling, COSHH and handling scientific equipment is desirable but not essential, ideally supported by at least one Science GCSE grade C and English and Maths GCSE grade C.

The candidate will be capable of working independently and as a member of a team and will need to have a very flexible approach dealing with a wide range of tasks. As well as being efficiently organised, the post requires a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Please visit the website to download an application form.
Please email your completed application to the Headteacher’s P.A Jayne Baker email:

Testwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks complete with other relevant employment checks.

Closing Date: 18th July 2019




Learning Support Assistant

Required Immediately
27.5 Hours Per Week (8.30am – 3.00pm) – Term time only

Depending on Experience
Grade B – £18,065 – £18,371 Pro rata
Grade C – £18,426 – £19,407 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 visit our website to download an application form and role profile. Email completed applications to Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken. Testwood School takes its duty seriously to safeguard children.

Closing date for applications – 8th July 2019.


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Level 2 Role Specification



Cover Supervisor

Permanent – September 2019

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.

Completed applications should be emailed to

Closing date: 19th July 2019




ELSA / Emotion Coach

Permanent part time – 30 hours per week / term time only
8.30am – 3:00pm Mon – Fri
Grade D Post £20,830 – £23,411 (FTE) Pro Rata

We are looking for an experienced ELSA/Emotion Coach to join a friendly, caring team of professionals at Testwood School from September 2019.

This is an exciting opportunity to support our young people to develop the social and emotional skills that they need to flourish in Testwood School.

Ideally we are looking for experience in this field to ensure a smooth transition. The post will suit an experienced and qualified teaching assistant. However, we will consider applications from candidates with appropriate skills, passion and commitment for this important role and will provide the necessary training and support.

We are looking for a candidate who:

• Highly committed, enthusiastic, flexible and skilled, who is passionate about supporting children’s learning.
• Able to show initiative and work independently and as part of a team.
• Has excellent interpersonal skills.
• Can communicate well with children and adults and who is able to gain the confidence of children.
• Has a warm personality and is able to remain calm under pressure.
• Is able to plan programmes of support and maintain accurate records of involvement.
• Able to demonstrate emotional literacy, empathy, be supportive and discrete.

Application forms can be downloaded from our website: Please send your completed application form to Jayne Baker, Headteacher’s P.A. Email address:
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 : 1st July 2019
Interview date: 8th July 2019




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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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.

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 (DBS) check.


Teacher Training


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