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Teacher of Science


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Permanent – required September 2020


A successful, popular and high-achieving school with around 1000 pupils, The Hurst School combines outstanding facilities with a real commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, the school is situated in a stunning rural location on Berkshire-Hampshire borders with easy access from Basingstoke, Reading and surrounding areas.

The Science Department at The Hurst is a highly cohesive team of committed professionals who aim to empower pupils and enrich their lives through the study of biology, chemistry and physics at KS3 and KS4.

Outcomes in Triple Science have been consistently outstanding with 60% of pupils gaining top 8/9 grades and good progress made by pupils across the whole ability range.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher to join our highly regarded Science team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive school to help deliver outstanding lessons and ensure good outcomes for all of our students.

The department enjoys spacious facilities. All classrooms and laboratories are well-equipped with a data projector; sound system and a wide range of apparatus.

The benefits package includes free on-site parking; access to an on-site gym and an on-site nursery.

This school and Hampshire County Council are 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 practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks.

Please apply to the Headteacher as soon as possible but before noon on 23rd April 2021. Please note that we reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date so early applications are welcomed.

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Deputy Headteacher


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Required for 1st September 2021

Thank you for expressing an interest in the post of Deputy Headteacher at The Hurst School. This is an exciting time to be joining the school and this post offers a real opportunity to be part of the school’s transformation and challenge agenda. I joined as a new Headteacher in January 2021 and I am seeking an experienced senior leader to strategically lead on the Quality of Education including Teaching and Learning, assessment, curriculum development and securing better outcomes for our pupils.

The Hurst School is a semi-rural school between Basingstoke and Newbury. It has approximately 1000 students aged 11- 16. The school had an OFSTED rating of “Good” in March 2109. We are looking to consolidate the work already done and also strive to improve our school in every way to gain better outcomes for our students.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has high expectations
  • is ambitious, innovative and dynamic
  • is relentless in pursuing consistently high standards
  • has a track record of delivering sustained improvement
  • has excellent communication and inter-personal skills

If successful, you will be joining a group of highly professional staff who are collaborative, committed to working hard and driven to making a difference to the pupils in their care.

For further details and an application pack please click here or email Julia Merritt,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 23rd April at 12 noon.

Thank you for your interest.

Jayne McLaren


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