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Testbourne Community School

Second in Science

Closing date: 21/06/2024 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Key Stage: KS3/KS4

Salary Type: MPR / UPR

Salary Details: MPR / UPR + TLR2a (recruitment and retention incentive of £5k available for the successful candidate)

Hours of Work: Full time (part-time and flexible working requests may be accommodated)

Location of Role: Testbourne Community School

Job/Person Summary

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational Second in Charge of Science to join a well-established, committed and successful department. This post is suitable for an experienced teacher of science who is an excellent teacher. We are looking for someone who has a passion for teaching science, who will be an effective member of the Science leadership team making a positive contribution to the day to day running of the Science department. A recruitment and retention payment will be available for the successful candidate. Part time and flexible working will be considered.

Testbourne Community School is an 11-16 comprehensive school that provides a forward thinking, outward looking and vibrant learning environment. We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships and we have a strong community at the heart of our ethos.  Our shared philosophy is embodied by our strapline ‘Achievement, Excellence, Integrity.’ 

We place great value on our staff, expecting teaching staff to exercise their professional judgement in how they teach and providing support, intelligent accountability, compassion and empathy when needed. We are dedicated to professional learning and you will be supported to develop your teaching, pedagogical and theoretical knowledge to develop a deep understanding of effective teaching strategies. 

“I really enjoy working at Testbourne. Not only are the students enthusiastic in their learning and respectful of teachers, Senior Leadership are supportive, caring and value their staff. I have been given numerous opportunities to develop and progress in my career, and since starting a young family have been supported in working part-time whilst maintaining responsibilities.”

To get a sense of what it is like to be part of our team, please see the Working with Us - Testbourne Community School section on our website for genuine quotes from our staff. 

Testbourne is a high performing school, with students consistently achieving excellent results each year. Science results are always in the top 20 percent of schools nationally and in 2023 72% achieved grade 7-9 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


The successful candidate will:

In return we: 

Application Procedure

Closing Date for Applications: Noon on Friday 21st June 2024

We reserve the right to interview and appoint candidates before the closing date or scheduled interviews where applicable.

Application forms and further details are available from the school website www.testbourne.school or alternatively contact [email protected]

Safer Recruitment

Testbourne Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 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 along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7JF

Telephone: 01256 892061

Website: http://www.testbourne.school

Application form