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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.

Teacher of Languages – French or French and Spanish up to and including KS4 in both languages

Full Time or Part Time applicants considered

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

Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Range depending on experience/current salary of successful candidate.

There is also scope to discuss a Lead Practitioner role for a more experienced candidate, should that be of interest.


Required from as soon as possible, suitable for an NQT or a more experienced colleague.


We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, and innovative teacher of French or French and Spanish to join our supportive, passionate and welcoming Languages Department at Noadswood.

In recent years, these subjects at KS4 have remained important in our school because of the experience of our colleagues and their care over the delivery of the curriculum and their attention to every individual that they teach. We look to increase our numbers pursuing their KS4 study of French and Spanish through this appointment, as well as assisting us with an enriching range of trips, residential activities and exchanges.

At Key Stage 3, the curriculum is engaging and fun, and our department corridor is filled with praise, enjoyment, rich knowledge and skills development, and even some singing! We look forward to having the capacity to develop greater links with our primary schools in the development of an equally rich Key Stage 2/3 curriculum over the next few years, too.

Colleagues’ shared purpose is to inspire and challenge all the young people at Noadswood, and you would be joining a very special team which looks after each other and the students, and which is well organised, resourced and always keen to reflect and develop.

You would become part of the wider Noadswood family effortlessly, too, because of how welcoming and supportive we are, something commented on by all candidates and visitors alike. You will benefit from our commitment to your induction and a rich professional development programme that will offer you bespoke opportunities along with department, whole school and collaborative CPD with schools across our local area.  

Recently confirmed a Good school in its Ofsted inspection in October 2022, at Noadswood we are excited to have you join us to help this very special department continue to go from strength to strength, deepening their capacity, and adding your enthusiasm and care for young people to the mix.

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 importance of Languages and the joys of learning another language – we can’t wait to hear from you.

Closing Date – 12noon Thursday 9th February 2023

Interview Date – Wednseday 22nd February 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.

For further information and an application form, see our website Any expressions of interest, requests for a visit to the school, a tour, a cuppa and a chat with Headteacher, Kathryn Marshall, the Languages Dept and some of our students, just send an email to Kathryn at   

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

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School Counsellor – You must have a BACP accreditation or evidence of working towards it

Part time: 11 hours per week (2 school days) plus allowance for a 30 minute unpaid lunchbreak

Working days: To be agreed on appointment. (There is scope to spread these hours across more than two days for the right candidate, and there may be scope to extend the hours to three school days equivalent from September 2023.)

39 weeks: Term Time plus INSET days

Grade F £36,167 - £40,464 FTE

Actual Annual Salary Range £9,236 - £10,334

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

Required from as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint School Counsellor to join our exceptionally experienced, strong and tenacious current team of pastoral leaders and support workers.

The rest of our Pastoral team consists of 5 Year Leaders, 3 Assistant Year Leaders, an ELSA, and other pastoral staff who have undertaken ELSA training, Pastoral Admin Officer, Inclusion Support Worker, Behaviour Support Worker.

Our School Counsellor will:

  • Work within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical framework and guidelines set by the school and Local Authority.
  • Provide a confidential and professional counselling service to pupils in order to promote emotional well-being and enable students to cope with the difficulties they are facing.
  • Work alongside the Headteacher, the pastoral team, the SENDCo to identify students requiring counselling.
  • Make clear notes of all appointments to ensure a record is kept.
  • Track and monitor all students receiving counselling, ensuring that all required safeguarding procedures are followed.
  • Liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead regarding any safeguarding matters discussed during sessions.
  • Liaise with other members of the pastoral team in person and using our online systems, CPOMs and Arbor.

Can you bring:

  • A commitment to the highest aspirations and progress for all our students,
  • An enthusiasm for the wellbeing and mental health of every young person in our care,
  • A drive to remove barriers to students’ learning by providing them with effective support and guidance so that their learning is enhanced,
  • The ability to communicate effectively with young people and build positive relationships with them and their families?
  • Willingness to liaise with all colleagues and other agencies in the interests of students and families?
  • Commitment to your own professional development and learning in the role?

If so, we would love to explore your ideas with you and see you in action at interview.

The school will support a proportion of the cost of the successful candidate's supervision commensurate with the part-time nature of this role.


Closing Date – 12noon Friday 17th February 2023

Interview Date – Monday 27th February 2023

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Administrative Officer

Part Time – 17 hours per week

Hours to be worked over 3 or 4 days.  Working pattern to be negotiated however, ability to work Wednesdays is preferred.

Working weeks per year: 52 weeks

Pay Range - Grade D

Annual Salary Range FTE £23,703 to £26,401

Actual Annual Salary Range £10,891 to £12,131 dependent on qualifications and experience

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


Required from March 2023

We seek to appoint a Premises Administration Officer to join our fantastic team of colleagues.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Administrative support for health and safety management e.g. writing and reviewing risk assessments, administration of routine safety checks
  • Administrative support for premises management e.g. planned and reactive maintenance, renovations and improvements to the property
  • General administrative support for the Premises Manager and others across the school as required
  • Line management of one or more colleagues
  • Responsibility for gathering and comparing quotes and proposing contractors based on a best-value approach. Raising orders for work within specified budgets

An ability to support with the cover of first aid and general site team roles would be beneficial. Training will be available to support your development in all specific aspects of this role.

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 – Monday 21st February 2023

Start Date – 6th March 2023 (or asap after that)

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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