Working at Hounsdown
Working at Hounsdown
Hounsdown School converted to an academy in August 2011 and is an over-subscribed, Outstanding (Ofsted 2017), thriving, highly successful and popular single 11 - 16 comprehensive school of c.1,300 students.
It's a great place to work and we are enormously proud of our bright students, talented staff, supportive parents and excellent behaviour... the stage is set for you to really develop your teaching career.
With a strong emphasis on the traditional values of hard work, honesty, responsibility and respect for others, our values centre around the two main mottos of...
- “Be the best that you can be” which means continually striving to be the best version of ourselves.
- “Have a Mind to be Kind” meaning everyone making a personal, positive contribution to our culture of mutual respect and courtesy.
Our Vision is to be an outstanding educational provider, offering every young person the highest possible quality teaching, support, challenge and
resources to help them help themselves, to be the best that they can be. To achieve this, we continually seek to;
- Operate at high levels of TRUST and CHALLENGE for all
- Be safe and prioritise our safeguarding duties as a community
- Build trusted working relationships as the bedrock for successful education
- Provide an excellent learning environment and experiences
- Remember that resilient young people learn good lessons from mistakes and personal challenges
- Constantly reflect on how we can improve as a school community
Some of the benefits of working at Hounsdown...
Free Staff Swimming
Free use of our fantastic on-site swimming pool, on school days between 7.15am - 8.00am.
Private Health Care
Everyday health and wellbeing cover with the Good4you health cash plan provided by Westfield Health (Level 1). This includes reimbursement towards dental, optical, Therapy Treatments and access to a 24/7 doctorline.
Free counselling support for all staff
Free in-school counselling service is available by a qualified psychotherapist registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), in addition to the support provided under our health cash plan (Level 1) provided by Westfield Health.
Fantastic CPD opportunities
Hounsdown are exceptionally proud to be an outstanding school and we regularly welcome visitors to share our excellent practice. We are able to accommodate subject specific or whole school visits and we are also able to offer tailored and funded CPD to meet your teaching and learning needs.
Cycle Loan Scheme
Save money on cycling with our Cycle Loan Scheme through 'cyclescheme.co.uk' and get fit whilst saving £££s on any bike or e-bike + cycling accessories. Learn more
Respectful Email Policy
No out of business hours emails unless absolute emergency, which all staff adhere to.
Free Staff Fitness Sessions
Staff fitness sessions are held every Friday morning in our sports hall... everyone is welcome, no matter your level of fitness. Changing rooms / showers available.
Free onsite parking at the school
On site parking for all staff... there are a number of areas to chose from.
Annual Flu Jabs
These are offered annually by the NHS who attend site on an Inset day.
Staff Socials are organised which in the past have included a quiz night.
Workload Sensitive Directed Time
If you are considering applying for a position at Hounsdown School, I would urge you to look around our website to get a flavour for what we stand for.
We are also happy to have informal meetings / chats with prospective staff, just send an email to HRadmin@hounsdown.hants.sch.uk or call on 02380 862 981 and ask for HR. A tour of the school can also be offered, as it's often the best way to truly understand who we are.