Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, part time, flexible

Contract type


Pay scale

MPR/UPR + TLR2a (Up to £5k recruitment and retention incentive available)

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

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:

  • be an excellent teacher of science;
  • be passionate about science and know how to engage children in the subject;
  • have a passion for learning and teaching and be committed to continuous learning and professional development and responsive to feedback;
  • have deep and broad subject knowledge and be committed to helping all students appreciate science and succeed in the subject;
  • be an effective team player and leader or be willing to quickly develop leadership skills and experience with support from our experienced Head of Science.

What the school offers its staff

In return we:

  • offer the opportunity to be part of a highly successful, experienced, organised and friendly science team;
  • provide professional development and expertise to enable staff to achieve excellence;
  • provide a highly supportive environment with opportunities to develop as an education practitioner;
  • provide a highly professional and collaborative working environment focused on developing a love of learning;
  • offer first rate personal career development to assist you in the fulfilment of your ambitions;
  • facilitate a culture of research, development and personal reflection to ensure that everyone can achieve professional excellence.
  • a compassionate leadership team who have a focus on staff workload and wellbeing.

Commitment to safeguarding

Testbourne Community School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and expects 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 Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

Applying for the job

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About Testbourne Community School

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

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