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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 Computer Science

Full Time (Part time applicants also considered)

Main Pay Range or Upper Pay Range depending on experience/current salary of successful candidate + TLR 2a

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

Required from February 2024, suitable for an NQT or a more experienced colleague, and suitable for a part time applicant.

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, and innovative teacher of Computer Science (Python specific) to run and continue to develop our well resourced department.

In recent years, Computer Science at KS4 has been successful because of the passion of the current team and the belief we all have in the importance of abilities in these subjects for students’ future employment and life skills. The school is well resourced with well-equipped IT suites, and you would be well supported by members of the Senior Leadership Team and an excellent IT Manager and Technician.

Colleagues’ shared purpose is to inspire and challenge the young people at Noadswood. Though a small department, this is one of true commitment and you would also become part of the larger Noadswood family effortlessly because of how welcoming and supportive we are.

We are looking to appoint a candidate who has the skill to ensure learners of all abilities engage with their learning, make progress, achieve their full potential and develop a lifelong appreciation of the subject.

Closing Date – 5pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Interview Date – TBC

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  Please note CVs are not accepted.


Admin Assistant – School Reception

30 hours p/week (4 working days)

Working days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am-4pm (with allowance for a half an hour unpaid lunchbreak) with flexibility to cover additional days as and when required.

39 working weeks - Term Time (+ INSET days)

Salary Grade C £23,115 - £24,140 FTE

Actual Annual Salary Range £16,074 - £16,787

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

Responsible to: The Headteacher’s PA

Required from ASAP

Are you able to provide that first friendly, clear and welcoming all-important point of contact in our warm, mutually supportive and caring school?

Would you like to welcome our visitors in person, making them feel welcome and secure in our school, whatever the purpose of their visit?

Will you be confident in operating the school switchboard, directing queries and calls as required?

Will you be prepared to safeguard yourself and others, as well as site security, by actively supporting following all school safeguarding, child protection and health and safety procedures, working at the heart of our school team?

If so, this could be the post for you!

Other duties include:

  • Monitoring visitors sign in/out; procedure;
  • Overseeing students signing in late for registration or signing out during the school day;
  • Supporting the Attendance Administrative Assistant with accurately recording daily registration, using the computer-based registration system;
  • Fire evacuation procedure responsibilities;
  • Distribution of post and organisation of outgoing/incoming post couriers & deliveries;
  • liaison with premises team;
  • Admin support to school staff where and when necessary;
  • Competent use of ICT systems and school communication systems;
  • Maintenance of a safe and clean reception area consistently complying with procedures, rules and regs;
  • Support of Open Events and other school events when necessary;
  • Logistical support in the Conference Room for meetings/events, to include preparation and assistance in arrangements for catering provision;
  • Provision of First Aid to pupils/colleagues in the absence of or to cover the lunch break of our Welfare Assistant (training can be provided);
  • Admin to support other roles within the school when necessary.

Key skills:

  • Friendly, clear and coherent verbal communication, listening and telephone skills,
  • Resilience and empathy,
  • Microsoft Office skills,
  • Professional sense of team,
  • Customer focus
  • Organisation and ability to prioritise, multitask and think nimbly under pressure,
  • Confidentiality and discretion,
  • Sense of humour and commitment to the values and ethos of our school.

Your professional development and support of you in your role will be very important to us.

If you would enjoy this role, we cannot wait to hear from you!

Closing Date – 5pm 5th December 2023

Interview Date – 11th December 2023

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

Please note 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
  • 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