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What makes Noadswood a terrific community to be part of?  Is it:

  • Quality specialist teachers across a rich and varied curriculum, and a super record in academic outcomes, Dance, Performing Arts, Poetry and Sport?
  • Our House system, giving young people membership of a smaller community within the school?
  • Our drive for the best possible progress for all through research based teaching and learning?
  • The way we listen to our students' and colleagues’ ideas for their wellbeing and their community, and bring them all to life?
  • The care we have for our parent community, and their suggestions, views and concerns?

It's because of ALL of the above but overarching all of this, it's because we are a warm, welcoming school. We are passionate about educational excellence and to sustaining an honest, kind, inclusive community - we are strongly united on our very best days, at challenging times and at all points in between.

Our support services staff, including Site Team colleagues are integral to the delivery of all of the above.  We are looking for a Site Assistant to join us in our pledge to deliver our very special blend of 'terrific’.

Teacher of PE, KS3 and 4 (Boys’ PE classes in particular but an ability to teach across all students will be welcomed)

Full Time –  Suitable for ECTs

Main Pay Range -  dependent on qualifications and experience

Permanent (subject to the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period)

Required from September 2024

We are looking to appoint a full time PE teacher from September 2024 or as soon as possible after that to join our highly successful team whose shared purpose is to inspire and challenge the young people at Noadswood. The team is experienced, successful, collaborative and supportive; the facilities are excellent and looked after brilliantly well.

It is commonplace to share resources and strategies freely, and to enjoy success with the students in a whole host of sports, within the school day, at fixtures, in clubs, in local, regional and national competitions and in spectacular events such as our Gym and Dance Show, Dance Live!, our Sports Day and regular events across the New Forest and Hampshire.

You would be welcomed warmly into the department and into the Noadswood family as a whole, joining our induction programme and rich professional development opportunities across our school and with others with whom we love to collaborate. We would also seek to support you in developing a second subject, playing to your strengths, and would discuss this at interview.

We are looking to appoint a candidate with the ability to ensure learners of all abilities make progress, achieve their full potential and develop a lifelong appreciation of sport, PE and a healthy lifestyle, both within the curriculum and within our enrichment programme in after school hours and on trips.

If you have energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to young people and their progress, we are positive you will fit in to our school. You can contact us by email: to discuss this post.


Closing Date – 2pm Friday 10th May 2024

Interview Date -  22nd May 2024


Application Form - Teaching Staff (Word)

Application Form - Teaching Staff (PDF)

Site Assistant

Start Date: As soon as possible

15 hours p/week

Working days: Thursday and Friday (Based on a rotating shift pattern of early and late shifts – 6am to 2pm or 1pm to 9pm with allowance for a half an hour unpaid lunch/dinner break)

52 weeks per year (initial holiday entitlement 24 days per annum (pro rata). Shift patterns may be adjusted in school holidays pending school lettings.

We are also interested to hear from candidates who would be able to offer additional casual hours as and when required to cover staff holidays or other absences.

Permanent (subject to the successful completion of a six-month probationary period)

Salary Grade C £23,115 – £24,140 FTE (based on 37 hours per week)

Actual Annual Salary Range £9,370 - £9,786 per annum

Duties will include:

  • Working with Site Team colleagues to support the Premises Manager in ensuring that buildings, grounds, materials and equipment are maintained and at their very best to support our pupils’ teaching and learning. This includes (this is not an exhaustive list):
    • Routine Health and safety checks such as fire bell testing, fire door and extinguisher checks, legionella monitoring, evacuation chair inspection, passenger lift power failover testing, ladders & steps inspections, etc.
    • Liaising with the contracted cleaning team
    • Managing receipt of deliveries and general portering
    • Responding to a wide variety of Helpdesk tickets
    • Signing in and inducting contractors, general liaison and escorting as required
    • Assisting the Handyman with minor repair and redecoration
    • Replenishing consumables
    • Cleaning, including windows and litter picking
    • Grounds maintenance – sweeping and weeding
  • Minibus management including: checking log sheets, cleaning and if qualified to drive fuelling, and taking to and from garage for repairs and service.
  • Completion of Risk Assessments and COSHH Assessments.
  • Setting up for assemblies, parents evenings, presentations and other events

As part of the Site Team you will receive regular training on Health and Safety Compliance. The person we are looking for is:

  • committed to this ‘customer facing’ role to all our community, including evening and weekend lettings. You understand you represent our school and are proud to do so.
  • committed to on-going training and development to ensure they maintain up-to-date knowledge of Health and Safety policies and procedures and applies them throughout the site.
  • a team player who will be able to cover other Team members’ shifts, sometimes at short notice (annual leave, training, sickness absence)
  • supportive of a thorough hand-over to the incoming team member
  • Willing to provide occasional weekend cover (Saturday & Sunday)
  • First Aid trained. Training will be given if required

Experience of site management in a school setting is an advantage however training will be provided.

For further information and an application form, see our website Applications to be sent by email to  Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing Date – 5pm Friday 26th April 2024

Working With Us

Why come to join us at Noadswood School?

Our school mission:

Through excellent teaching and meaningful partnerships, we will provide a sustainable and exciting learning environment, so that pupils are successful in reaching their full potential as learners and citizens

Noadswood is a successful 11-16 mixed Academy with around 1000 pupils on roll. The school is situated in a pleasant village, a short distance from the New Forest and the Waterside and is on a large, green site. We have very well-appointed facilities including dedicated teaching spaces for all specialist subjects. The school enjoys enthusiastic staff, governor and parental involvement and has an active commitment to colleague professional development for teaching and support staff.

We are a community that thrives on providing a warm welcome, care and kindness, combined with holding the highest expectations for everyone, but without fear. We believe in mutual respect, support and accountability. The Leadership Team is a cohesive, loyal and energetic one whose work is characterised by its dynamism, tenacity and desire for the best for everyone. Every visitor comments on the terrific working relationships they see between all pupils and all adults in our school, whenever they drop in to see parts of the school at work, and this is very precious to us.

At our last Ofsted (March 2017) the team remarked that we offer a ‘high-quality and challenging education for every pupil’ and that ‘Pupils are kind and respectful to each other and their teachers’. It also noted that there is ‘strong leadership of the curriculum and teaching and learning’. We strive to make learning exciting, encouraging innovative approaches to both teaching and learning; our School Improvement Objectives and Professional Development Programme are firmly based in the development of excellent pedagogy for the best outcomes for all pupils.

We are engaged at the forefront of a number of national educational projects, rich in evidence based research, and all of our staff are involved in professional learning and in action research aimed at school improvement. We strongly believe that this is at the core of an excellent school and in recent years many colleagues have completed Masters level courses and enrolled on national development programmes.

We are an outward looking school, embracing a host of opportunities to collaborate with other Primary and Secondary schools in our area and in our county, and this menu of opportunities is increasing all the time.

To enrich our pedagogy and our learning climate still further, we are working together on bespoke Noadswood professional learning around:

  • Pivotal Education’s Five Pillars
  • John Hattie’s Visible Learning research
  • PiXL’s Thinking Hard research
  • Curriculum philosophy as per the work of Daisy Christodolou, Christine Counsell and others
  • VESPA (Vision, Effort, Systems, Practice, Attitude) and the work of Martin Griffin and Steve Oakes from the Blue Coat School on Positive Mindset for excellent outcomes

All of this learning is enshrined in our ambition for pedagogy, captured in our Teaching and Learning Policy and carried out not because ‘we aren’t good enough’, but because ‘we can be the very best and we’re not there yet’.

There are equally vast numbers of opportunities to lead and join in with enrichment visits and activities, as well as to be part of a school that is top class at sport, and has a thriving culture of music, drama, dance, arts and literature – the teaching, learning and enrichment worlds are your oyster from Noadswood.

The school is situated in an extremely pleasant area on the “Waterside”, a coastal strip with Southampton Water on one side and the New Forest National Park on the other. It is easy to access, Southampton is close by and we have staff who travel in from Bournemouth in the West, Salisbury and Winchester to the North, and Portsmouth in the East.

The school environment itself is a beautifully landscaped one, rich in outdoor space and specialist facilities, and it is looked after carefully by pupils, site team, with a real creativity underpinning our plans for every part of it to respond brilliantly to the needs of our pupils.

We are proud of what we achieve in our school:

  • Excellent outcomes in Science and real strength in the core subjects of Maths and English;
  • A curriculum that captures the interests and energies of many of our pupils, equipping them with knowledge, skills and empathy vital for their futures, and producing success in subjects such as Dance, Child Development, Health and Social Care;
  • Research rich practice, improving our outcomes in the EBACC suite of subjects, and providing our pedagogy with renewed rigour because of the commitment to their learning of colleagues;
  • Strong relationships between many adults in all parts of the school and many pupils, enabling young people to pursue learning with ambition and to receive support when they need it;
  • An authentic commitment to the successful inclusion of all, at all levels of the school, and a spirit to persevere with every child, no matter their resistance and challenges;
  • An established and vibrant House system that is believed in and supported passionately by many pupils, parents and colleagues;
  • Tenacity in our partnerships with parents, carers, local agencies and the local community, always thinking anew about how to garner the very most meaningful dialogue and shared approaches between all parties in the name of all children’s success.

We look forward to your application to join us – you will benefit from all that is above, and have real impact on our next strides for success.

Career Development Opportunities

Trainees at Noadswood

We have a strong relationship with the University of Southampton and are the lead school for the SUPA Alliance. Every year we have trainee teachers based at Noadswood for their teaching placements. We also work with SPELL alliance based at Ringwood School and this year will also be working with Winchester University .

Part of any training route includes having a Subject Mentor and Professional Tutor, the mentor supports the trainee with lesson planning and subject knowledge and works alongside to set targets and ensure they gain a positive experience in the classroom and within their department. The Professional Tutor oversees all training routes and coordinates professional learning outside of their subject, for example behaviour management.

Over the last 5 years all of our trainees have been successful in getting teaching jobs, and some have remained at Noadswood.

Early Career Teachers

In school there is a comprehensive induction programme for ECTs and CPD sessions are run throughout the year after school as well. Each ECT has a subject mentor who supports them through their first year of teaching with regular meetings, lesson observations and help with any planning and subject knowledge.

Our team of Lead Practitioners devise bespoke CPD for all our staff, including for new colleagues.

Middle Leaders/Senior leaders

We provide Middle and Senior Leaders with the opportunity to complete high quality professional learning such as the NPQML and NPQSL courses, Hampshire’s successful ‘Future Changemakers’ and ‘Aspiring Senior Leaders’ Programme which have helped some in gaining promotion to Assistant Head and Subject Leadership posts.

We also provide a rich calendar of professional learning within school, co-ordinated by the Leadership and Lead Practitioner teams, and we frequently have teachers undertaking Masters’ degrees in Education through Winchester university. Several have completed their MAs over the last 6 years, and have been supported by the school in terms of time, financial assistance and opportunities given to cascade their learning to others.

Initial Teacher Training (PGCE)

Are you interested in training to become a qualified teacher? We regularly offer training places through our partnership with the University of Southampton Education School. Find out more by contacting the university , visiting their webpages , or coming to an Open Evening at the university