Hounsdown School

Hounsdown School

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This booklet contains additional information about Hounsdown School.

Hounsdown, A Hampshire School, is a popular, over-subscribed, Outstanding (Ofsted March 2017) 11-16 Science College which converted to an Academy in August 2011 and is a strategic partner for the ETC teaching School Alliance. Our school has a welcoming ethos with students being courteous and respectful. We are committed to supporting all staff in their career aspirations and growing new leaders. The school motto is 'Be the best that you can be'.

Hounsdown School offer all staff EduHealth Foundations Membership and the opportunity to also benefit from private healthcare, childcare vouchers, the cycle to work scheme, loan of a school laptop for specified teaching roles and a mentor programme for your first year.

Hounsdown School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

We advertise all our vacancies on the following websites:

DFE - https://teaching-vacancies.service.gov.uk/

Education Jobs - https://hampshire.education-jobs.org.uk/Vacancy/SearchResults

How to apply for a current vacancy and links to Application Forms

We do not accept CV's. All applicants must complete the appropriate Hounsdown School Application Form. Please ensure when posting applications that you attach the correct postage. As a general rule, we are unable to pay travel expenses for those wanting to attend an interview. However, support towards interview travel costs will be considered e.g. if you are travelling in excess of 40 miles, but please let us know so this can be discussed and agreed in advance.

Please note: If you provide an email address on your application form - this will be used to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not received an acknowledgment before the closing date/time of the vacancy please contact HRadmin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk or phone the school.

To apply for a current Teaching Vacancy
Please use this TES Link to access all our current teaching vacancies being advertised on TES.

To apply for a teaching vacancy
Please complete a Hounsdown School Application Form (available to download from the following links) or contact the school. Word iconWord Format

To apply for a current Support Staff Vacancy
Please complete a Hounsdown School Support Staff Application Form (available to download from the following links) or contact the school. Word iconWord Format

To register your interest in a career at Hounsdown

Please complete the form below and we will notify you of any vacancies before they are published.

Expression of Interest Form

 Employment Equalities Statement

The Governing Body of the school is committed to equality for all in the appointment, development, training and promotion of staff, and in all dealings with pupils and parents of the school. This policy focuses specifically on the employment of staff in the school. The Governing Body recognises the value of a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Governing Body and leaders of the school will operate at all times within the requirements of anti-discrimination legislation and will promote equality positively in its staffing decisions. All decisions, including advertising of vacancies, shortlisting, selection, induction, appraisal, training, development, promotion, terms and conditions of employment, dismissal and pay will be based on an objective and fair assessment of school requirements. The only personal characteristics, which will be taken into account, will be those which are necessary for the requirements and proper performance of the work involved. There will be no generalised concepts or assumptions about the characteristics of groups.

For full details of our Employment Equality Policy please click this link.

 Staff Wellbeing Strategies

Current Activities/Strategies put in place to support colleagues at Hounsdown School with their Wellbeing/Work-Life Balance

  • Access to free health care/including free counselling/consultation (Westfield Health)
  • Staff Yoga
  • Friday early morning staff fitness
  • Staff swimming sessions – any morning before school
  • Access to cycle loan scheme
  • Early finish at end of Christmas and July terms
  • Total Directed Time hours not used year on year
  • In school counselling for colleagues (drop in slots)
  • Marking review undertaken 2016/17 & new practice introduced (17/18) - more with student led green pen & SMART TEACHER MARKING
  • Reduced written comments on student annual KS3 reviews (4years+)
  • ParentMail - to support quick contact home
  • No emails during the holidays/weekends or after 4.30pm on weekdays
  • After school meetings take no longer than an hour
  • ‘Open Door’ for SLT
  • Regular public thanks in briefing or via email recognising achievements and contributions of staff
  • Increased admin support for trips
  • Allocation of breaks for Parents’ Evenings – time blocked out


Email or post completed Application Forms to:

Mrs G Holmes (Vacancy Application)
Hounsdown School
Jacobs Gutter Lane
SO40 9FT