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“Testbourne is an outstanding school…Staff enjoy working in this supportive and forward-looking environment, playing their part well in bringing about positive change.”

(Ofsted 2010)

Testbourne Community School, an 11-16 comprehensive school with an extremely able cohort, is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2010) that provides a forward thinking, outward looking and vibrant learning environment. We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships, and a strong community is at the heart of our ethos. The school serves the town of Whitchurch and the surrounding area and is within easy reach of Winchester, Newbury, Basingstoke and Southampton with good transport links to the M3 and A34.

Our shared philosophy is embodied by our strap line ‘Achievement | Excellence | Integrity.’  At TCS we work together to continually raise expectations, improve our practice and increase the standards of student achievement in order to secure our outstanding judgement for the future. We encourage all of our teachers to realise their potential and place value and importance on delivering training and providing continuing professional development opportunities.




Director of STEM

This senior middle leadership post has arisen as part of our strategic plan to develop the impact of STEM teaching across the school. We understand that the skills and knowledge that STEM subjects enhance, could prove extremely valuable to students in the future. This is an exciting new opportunity for an outstanding teacher of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics to lead our provision. You will be passionate about the development of STEM subjects and engaging our students to ensure that they gain the skills to enter the workforce in the future. We wish someone to take the lead, through the development of STEM subjects and STEM careers links, to enhance students’ creativity, problem solving skills and resilience. These skills are highly valued by employers in all industries. Through outstanding teaching and leadership, this role could have tremendous positive impact on a significant number of our students, many of whom are very able.

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Teaching Assistant - Required for September 2020

Are you interested in working with children?  Are you someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of young people? Are you caring and able to support students with special needs? We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistant to support the learning of an individual or small group of SEN students.  This post is suitable for candidates with previous experience of working with young people, or those who wish to gain more experience before considering a career in teaching or other work with children. Ideally you will be educated to degree level, but we will provide you with the training and development needed to launch your career into whatever role you choose. 

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