6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or January 2025

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 June 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Proposals for part-time and flexible working will be considered

Contract type


Pay scale

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational Teacher of Mathematics to join a supportive, committed and very successful department. This post is suitable for either an experienced teacher or an ECT seeking to start their career in a caring and supportive team with expertise in training and development. Part-time and flexible working requests may be accommodated, and a recruitment and retention payment may be available for an exceptional candidate.

Testbourne Community School, an 11-16 comprehensive school, which 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 highly value our staff and expect teaching staff to exercise their professional judgement in how they teach. We are dedicated to professional learning and you will be supported to develop into a highly competent teacher with 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 achieving excellent results for Summer 2023.74% achieved a ‘standard’ pass of grade 4 and above in English and Maths combined. Almost a quarter of students achieved the top grades, 9-7, in both English and Maths. An excellent total of 90 grade 9s were achieved by our year 11s across their subjects. Progress 8 was +0.04.

Mathematics achieved 78% Grade 9-4, with 28% of those being Grade 9-7.

The successful candidate will:

  • be an excellent or potentially excellent teacher of Mathematics;
  • be passionate about Maths and engaging students in the subject;
  • have a passion for learning and teaching, and be committed to continuous learning and professional development and responsive to feedback;
  • have fantastic subject knowledge and be passionate about helping all students, including the most able, appreciate Mathematics and understand how to succeed in the subject;
  • have the highest expectations of themselves and of the behaviour and achievement of students;
  • be a team player.

What the school offers its staff

In return we:

  • offer the opportunity to be part of a highly successful, supportive, experienced, organised and friendly mathematics 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 reach the high standards expected;
  • provide excellent support for ECTs with well trained and experienced professional tutors and mentors. We offer paid induction and orientation activities in the summer term for ECTs joining us in September.

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

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@testbourne.school

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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

Arranging a visit to Testbourne Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@testbourne.school.

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