Support Staff Vacancies

School Governor

School Governor

The Hurst School is an aspirational school of just under 1,000 students. It enjoys a semi-rural location and makes the best of its large site and green surroundings.

It has a strong ethos and is driven by its values of ambition, commitment, respect, excellence and community. It was last rated “Good” by Ofsted in March 2019.

The Hurst School is looking for co-opted governors to join our governing body. As a governor you will be a volunteer who makes a vital contribution to the success of the school.

School governors have three main roles.

  • Governors ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
    The governing body helps to set long-terms plans for the school, decide where improvements need to be made and how to make them.
  • Governors hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and the effective and efficient performance management of staff.
    The governing body looks at the quality of education being offered and ensures the head is doing everything possible to improve results.
  • Governors oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.
    Governors examine budgets and spending proposals to monitor whether the school is getting value for money and ensure the money is spent in the right areas.

The role would suit someone with a professional experience of the education sector or expertise in the finance sector.  We are looking for someone who has a passion for education and a desire to help the school achieve success.  We welcome applications from anyone with the enthusiasm and an interest to effectively challenge and support the school.

The governing board meets six times a year usually on a Monday between 6pm and 8pm.  In addition, all governors are asked to join one of the sub-committees which also meet six times a year.  Governors will also be asked to visit the school to undertake monitoring (around twice a term).  Governors have access to an extensive training programme through the local authority either in person or online and are encouraged to attend regular training sessions.

You must be 18 or over to apply and all governors must have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. If you would like to find out more please email for an application form. 


Internal Exclusion Co-ordinator

Internal Exclusion Centre Co-Ordinator

Grade C

33.75 hrs per week – Monday – Friday

39 weeks per year (Term Time plus inset week)

8.15am – 3.30pm – some flexibility may be possible

Salary: pro rata £18,084 - £18,886 (FTE £23,115 - £24,140)

Required asap

A successful, popular and highly regarded school with around 1000 pupils, The Hurst School combines outstanding facilities with a real commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.   This is an exciting opportunity to work in a friendly and supportive school.

We are seeking to appoint a committed and talented Internal Exclusion Centre Manager with pastoral support responsibilities to join us.

We are seeking a responsible, experienced and committed individual to support the leadership team in managing our Internal Exclusion Centre (IEC). You will manage the day to day running of IEC, liaise with relevant staff to provide effective resources and support, and assist the Pastoral Team with daily tasks and responsibilities. You will monitor and track repeat offenders, offer daily reporting on students accessing the IEC and be pivotal to students’ success in returning to mainstream lessons through mentoring and pastoral intervention. The successful candidate will be part of the wider pastoral team and involved in other aspects of pastoral support.

You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, possess first class organisation skills and have high expectations of achievement and behaviour. You will enjoy working with young people and be passionate about motivating students to become the best they can be. You will have the opportunity to shape the support students receive so we can be truly inclusive of all students in our community; you will have a significant impact of the life chances of the students you support.

The benefits package includes free on-site parking, an on-site gym and an on-site nursery.  We are a rural school within easy driving distance of Reading, Newbury and Basingstoke.

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.

Closing date:  7th May Noon

Please email completed forms to:

Internal Exclusion Centre Co-ordinator - Job Description 

Internal Exclusion Centre Co-ordinator - Application Form

Internal Exclusion Co-ordinator - Equalities Form