Support Vacancies

Main Pay Range £30,000-£41,333 FTE
Upper Pay Range £43,206-£46,525 FTE

Start Date: January 2024

We are seeking to appoint a part time (0.4) Exam Access Assessor as soon as possible. The successful candidate will join a thriving SEN department and supportive school, which places the progress and wellbeing of every child at the centre of everything it does. If you want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people, this role will provide the perfect opportunity for you.

You will have a proven track record in assessing and supporting students in preparation for their exams so they are able to achieve their greatest potential. We would love to work with an engaging, warm and committed individual who is committed to the school motto: ‘Every Child, Every Step, Every Day.’

You will have experience of screening and assessing students for exam access arrangements and hold a Level 7 or above Specialist Assessment Qualification and current working knowledge of the Joint Council for Qualification [JCQ] regulations for exam access arrangements and reasonable adjustments.

The school is located in the town of Totton which is located close to the nearby city buzz of Southampton, the charm of the old city of Winchester and the idyllic outdoors of the New Forest just a few minutes away. Transport links to London are excellent for those who like to explore further afield.

Testwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant pre-employment checks.

Full details and application forms can be downloaded from our website:

Please send your completed application form to Jayne Baker, Headteacher’s P.A. Her email address is:

We positively encourage prospective candidates to visit our school prior to applying, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Jayne Baker to arrange this.

Closing date: Friday 5th January 2024 (12pm)

Interview date: Week commencing 15th January 2024


COVER SUPERVISOR with an interest & experience of sport/PE.

Immediate Start

TERM TIME ONLY (39 weeks)

Grade D post £25,628 – £28,326 (Pro Rata)
Actual paid salary £16,337 – £18,057 (p.a) (depending upon experience).

Testwood School is looking to recruit a Cover Supervisor, to supervise whole single classes of students under the direction of a teacher during the short-term absence of a class teacher.

This is an ideal opportunity for a confident, flexible, well-organised person who is considering a career in teaching. The role may suit someone looking to gain classroom experience before applying for a PGCE or SCITT placement.

The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, as you will have to liaise between the school office, class teachers and students. You will be required to ensure all work set is completed to a high standard.

The successful candidate will:

• Have the ability to work on their own initiative.
• Educated to GCSE level in English & Maths.
• Good communication skills and ability to clarify and explain instructions clearly.
• Keen to learn and develop professionally.

Previous experience of work in a similar role would be an advantage, but not essential.

All successful candidates are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Please visit our website for further information and an application form. Completed applications should be emailed to

Closing date: 22nd November 2023

32.5 Hours Per Week (8.15am – 3.45pm) – Term time only
Required Immediately

Depending on Experience

Grade B – £ 20,812 – £21,133 (Full Time Equivalent)
Grade C – £21,190 – £22,215 (Full Time Equivalent)

Testwood School is a very friendly and caring environment, with the happiness of the student at the centre of all that we do.

If you too have this caring approach and a passion to make a difference for our young people, please come along and have a visit to see what we really do.

We are looking to employ people with these qualities to help support our students in lessons, small group interventions and 1:1 sessions.

Please visit our website to download an application form and role profile. Email completed applications to Enhanced DBS checks will be undertaken.