This job expired on 22 March 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Computing, Science

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type


Pay scale

L6 - L10

What skills and experience we're looking for

Must have the ability to teach Science or Computer Science

We are seeking to appoint to the Senior Leadership Team, a current Middle Leader who is ready to make the move in to senior leadership. You should have a track record of success as a middle leader and be ready to transfer these skills and attributes to a senior leadership role.

The Associate Assistant Headteacher will:

  • Undertake the normal responsibilities of a classroom teacher.
  • Be a member of the Senior Leadership Team assisting the Headteacher in managing the school.
  • Undertake duties delegated by the Headteacher.
  • Play a major role in formulating and reviewing the Development Plan and aims and objectives of the school by:

o Establishing the policies through which they shall be achieved;

o Managing staff and resources;

o Monitoring progress towards their achievement.

Key Responsibilities:

There are no specific responsibilities linked to this role. Areas of responsibility will be discussed with prospective candidates at interview, based on their application, interests and experience, and with the successful candidate post interview before they start the role.

What the school offers its staff

John Hanson is a successful, over-subscribed 11-16 community school, rated as Good by OFSTED. Our students are respectful, friendly and confident, and we strive to ensure that they achieve the success they deserve.

We are a school where ‘Pupils work hard and find the work really challenging’. A school where ‘there are strong systems in place that support pupils in reaching the highest grades.’ – Ofsted 2018.

John Hanson school is a dynamic place in which to work, where the potential of all members of our school community is valued.

We welcome informal conversations with the Headteacher, and encourage you to come and visit our school to meet our staff and students. If you wish to do so, please contact Karen Page (karen.page@jhanson.hants.sch.uk) and Gina Davis (gina.davis@jhanson.hants.sch.uk) to arrange a date and time.

An application form is available from our website:


John Hanson 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.

The closing date for this vacancy is midday on Friday 22nd March.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About John Hanson Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1002 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Thank you for your interest in John Hanson Community School. We will be pleased to receive applications from well-qualified and enthusiastic staff who feel they can contribute to the high standards and ethos of the school. This document does not form part of the terms and conditions, but aims to give you more information about the town, the school, the advertised role, its context and an introduction to the students you could be working with.

Education changes lives and we are privileged to work with young people during the most important time in their lives: their childhood. Education is about opportunity and that is what all young people need, and as a school we pride ourselves in supporting young people build their confidence. We believe that young people have great things to offer and the school aims to give them the opportunity to discover their potential. They benefit from a positive, engaging, supportive environment and we aim to make a difference. Positive role models are vitally important and it falls to the larger school community to provide these. We want to inspire a new generation filled with a generosity of spirit and a determination to make things better for themselves and our community.

Our Vision
John Hanson Community School will inspire all students to rise to the opportunities of the future and achieve their potential, by promoting emotional resilience, social confidence and academic success.

Child Protection
Our first priority is safeguarding children. The school is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such any offer of employment will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The School
John Hanson is a comprehensive community school for students aged 11 – 16. There are currently 980 students on roll; the teaching establishment is around 55 teachers, 55 support staff and a strong sense of community. The Leadership team are totally committed to the principles of comprehensive education and providing the very best learning experience we can for each individual. It is the school’s role to ensure that all students and staff are supported to reach their full potential.

The school can trace its origins back to 1569 with the foundation of Andover Grammar School. In the 1970s the grammar school became a comprehensive school and was renamed John Hanson School after an original benefactor of the Grammar School. In 2002 the school relocated to a greenfield site towards the outskirts of Andover, very close to the A303.

Arranging a visit to John Hanson Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email adminoffice@jhanson.hants.sch.uk.

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