Working with Us
"Staff benefit from carefully targeted training. A comprehensive professional development programme provides frequent opportunities for staff to share best practice and improve their teaching knowledge to help pupils achieve. Workload is managed effectively, to ensure that time is spent focusing on the well-known school improvement priorities." - Ofsted 2023
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 over 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
To apply for a job at Testbourne Community School, visit our Vacancies Page.