Working for Us
Testbourne Community School is in Whitchurch: a beautiful small, rural town in
Hampshire surrounded by stunning countryside and famous locations such as the
Silk Mill, Watership Down and the Bombay Sapphire distillery. Our school has a ‘small school’ feeling despite there being close to 900 students.
At Testbourne we look after our staff from day one. We provide comprehensive induction which is highly valued by participants. Our decision making always considers the impact on staff workload and we are sympathetic to the need for flexibility in the workforce and would consider ourselves family friendly. We champion equality. We formally recognise hard work and excellence.
"I have found since working at Testbourne that the staff members here are extremely supportive and friendly. There has been a number of opportunities for me to develop as a practitioner, through both CPD and new and exciting job roles within the school."
- EP, Dance Teacher
The students at Testbourne are able, articulate, well-behaved and friendly. They are
a pleasure to teach and talk to and can engage in mature conversation and debate.
They help shape the direction of the school, namely through our established prefect
system and student council. Their conduct when representing the school or during
internal events such as whole school Remembrance or our Festival of Sport is
impeccable. Over 200 of our students volunteer to help on Open Evening. Many of
our students participate in activities such as buddy reading, anti-bullying work, eco
work and a large number volunteer to help at school events. Older students look
after the new arrivals and are very caring. When participating in external events, we
always receive feedback from members of the public and organisers about how
impeccably our students behaved.
“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 a family have been supported in working part-time whilst maintaining responsibilities.”
– LK, Head of Geography
We have supportive parents and an active parent association that raises considerable sums of money for the school.
"Since I started working at Testbourne, I feel that I am being appreciated working here, not only for the results I am producing but also for effort I am putting in. There are plenty of opportunity of professional progression. All the hard work we put in never gets overlooked or forgotten but is considered towards progression or promotion."
- ES, Senior Administrator