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Work with us

Portsmouth High School is a dynamic place to work, offering a range of career opportunities and benefits and is committed to staff wellbeing.

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Portsmouth High School is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) which is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools educating 20,000 students and employing 3,700 staff.

Portsmouth High School has been rated as a “three star” organisation in the 2016 Best Companies employee engagement survey, and overall the GDST has been rated as a “one star” organisation and this means the Trust is classed as a ‘Very Good’ organisation, and one of the top 100 best not-for-profit organisations.

We offer:


Competitive salaries


Generous benefits (pensions, holidays, discounted fees at GDST schools)


Access to an extensive training programme and development opportunities (including our Middle Leaders Development Programme and Aspiring Leaders Programme) and to grants for individual courses of study


Networking opportunities with other teachers across the Trust to share best practice and develop initiatives that benefit all our schools


Rewarding roles beyond teaching in areas such as finance, ICT, Estates, HR, communications and development


Portsmouth High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

We are seeking a full time Classroom Cover Supervisor and Examinations Assistant to start in January 2020. This role will be based three days per week at our Senior School and two days per week at our Prep School.

Candidates should be confident self-starters who display initiative and who are at ease managing classrooms across all specialisms.

They must have the ability to follow policy and procedure when working closely with the Examinations Officer to manage the examinations process.  Experience in sport, cooking and drama, to support across the senior school would be advantageous, as would examinations experience.

This role is temporary for approximately 8 months with the possibility of a similar role becoming available on a permanent basis.

This role is offered as term time only with an additional 10 days to be worked during the school closure period and predominately around the examination results days in August annually.

The GDST offer a generous salary and benefits package and further information can be found on the GDST website www.gdst.net/careers/why-work-for-a-gdst-school

To request an application pack please email hr@por.gdst.net or telephone 023 9282 6714.

Portsmouth High School is part of the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust) – the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

The closing date for applications: 20 November 2019 and the initial interview date is 26 November 2019.