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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. 

Cover Supervisors

Full Time – 35 hours per week

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm (including 30 minute unpaid lunchbreak)

Working weeks per year 39 (Term Time Only + INSET Days)

Main Pay Range - Grade C, dependent on qualifications and experience

FTE Annual Salary Range £18,933 to £19,941 pro-rata

Actual Salary Range £15,319 to £16,134

Fixed Term to 31/08/2022 in the first instance

Required from as soon as possible.

We seek to appoint 2 Cover Supervisors to join our fantastic team of colleagues, providing cover

lessons across our school, well prepared by subject specialists.  This role is an opportunity to develop your skills in teaching and learning, and to gain experience at the heart of school life, something that is a career in itself, or a springboard to a teaching career or other work with young people in the future.  We support our cover supervisors’ specialisms about which they are passionate, as well as provide breadth of experience, and they are also immersed in school life as mentors for young people or as leaders in extra-curricular and student voice activities.

If you have energy, enthusiasm, an ability to apply yourself to all school policies along with the flexibility to respond each day to a diverse schedule, and, above all, you have 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 – Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 5pm

Interview Date – Week commencing 13th December 2021

Noadswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

Applications to be sent by email to


Pastoral Team Support & Administrator

Part Time – 28 hours per week spread across 5 days.

Working weeks: Term time only – 39 working weeks + INSET days.

Main Pay Range - Grade D

Annual Salary Range FTE £21,403 to £24,055

Actual Annual Salary Range £13,855 to £15,572 dependent on qualifications and experience


DBS requirement: Enhanced DBS disclosure on appointment

Responsible to: The Assistant Headteacher

Required from January 2022

We seek to appoint a Pastoral Team Support & Administrator to join our fantastic team of colleagues, primarily providing pastoral and administrative support to the pastoral team including all Senior Leadership Team links, Year Leaders, Assistant Year Leaders, Alternative Provision lead, Careers and Work Related learning Lead, our ELSA and School Counsellor.

Key duties will include:

  • Providing pastoral assistance and support to all year groups with a particular emphasis at KS3 on a Friday.
  • Preparing regular written and verbal correspondence with parents and carers.
  • Undertaking day to day administration tasks for pupils including providing uniform passes, timetable printing etc.
  • Making appropriate referrals to agencies such as ELSA, Counselling and other external agencies.
  • Responding to students as they arrive to the pastoral offices and aiding with requests.
  • Aiding in the writing of and gathering of student and staff statements following incidents in school.
  • Helping to monitor and respond to requests for support.
  • Aiding with the administration for key activities for each year group such as transitions, choosing options and attending Prom.

Desirable skills and attributes:

Passionate about pastoral and well-being support for all students
Excellent ICT skills
Excellent communication skills

If you have energy and enthusiasm, a strong sense of team, and a genuine interest in and valuing of the importance of the above responsibilities, we are positive you will fit in to our school.

You can contact us by email: to discuss this post further. We can’t wait to hear from you.

Closing Date – 13th December 2021 @ 5pm

Interview Date – TBC January 2022

Noadswood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection processes reflect this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks, along with other relevant employment checks.

Applications to be sent by email to  CVs are not accepted.

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 of
  • 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.

Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teachers

In school there is a comprehensive induction programme for NQTs and CPD sessions are run throughout the year after school as well. Each NQT 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.