Living and Working in Hampshire
The following outlines a range of information that may be useful if you are considering moving to the Hampshire region or already live here and want to find out more.
Information on the towns and cities across Hampshire
Information on Education in Hampshire
Information on Children's and Adults Social Care Services in Hampshire
What's on and things to do in Hampshire
- An introduction to Hampshire - planning a visit, places to visit, things to see and do, Hampshire for kids
- Arts and Heritage in Hampshire
- Leisure and Tourism in Hampshire
- Culture All - be inspired by Hampshire
Useful information and links if you are considering moving to or within Hampshire
What we can offer you
Below you can read the Children & Young People Plan. The guiding principle of this plan is that in Hampshire each and every child really does matter. If you want to find out more about education in Hampshire then click onto Education in Hampshire which will take you through to the Children's Services website. Here you will find a plethora of information relating to education.
Education & Learning in Hampshire
Why not find out more about the benefits available to you if you choose to work in a Hampshire school?
Grants for full-time students
There is a range of support available if you have dependants, such as Adult Dependants’ Grant, Childcare Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance, Lone Parent's Grant, Child Tax Credits.
New students must contact Student Finance England for any information, advice and guidance. Visit Directgov's Student finance section or phone the Customer Support Office on 0845 300 50 90 (local call rates apply).
Funding For Trainee Teachers
The Training and Development Agency - http://www.tda.gov.uk/ - has information on bursaries, grants and other incentives available to trainee teachers.
Following the Induction Year, certain NQTs may claim the Golden Hello. For more information see our NQT Induction site.
Childcare and nurseries
Information about Early years education and childcare - http://www.hants.gov.uk/childcare/
Childcare vouchers are available for teachers and other Hampshire County Council employees under a 'salary sacrifice' scheme. The childcare voucher scheme is operated by Computershare Voucher Services who are our appointed childcare voucher providers, and in order to join the scheme you will need to contact them to receive an information pack. They are also the first point of call for any queries you may have. Current up to date information can be found at:
Hampshire County Council's childcare voucher website
Find out about discounts on a variety of services from health to holiday, legal to leisure and much more. Hampshire County Council staff can look at the Staff Benefits Page on the County Council's intranet for details of special offers available by special arrangement with local businesses and organisations.
- Housing (external link)
- Teacher Pensions (external link)
- Local Government Pension Scheme (external link)
Kaarp Benefits provide online discounts for public sector employees. To find out more: www.kaarp.com using log-in ID:- ‘kaarp’, and password – ‘benefits’
Local Authority Discounts: www.localauthoritydiscounts.com
Teacher specific benefits:
Wellbeing of the Workforce (WoW)
Hampshire is committed to supporting schools invest in staff well-being, which contributes directly to more efficient organisational performance, improved staff morale and motivation, all of which can drive school improvement. Hampshire has a number of elements in place to support this.
A dedicated WoW website has been created to help school staff to make tangible and practical links between existing agendas and to deepen and develop a more sustainable approach to ensuring staff well-being. This website aims to strengthen and support the engagement, delivery and embedding of existing strategies, such as the reform agenda, social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL), and Healthy Schools (HS), ensuring that staff well-being is supported.
The WoW project is co-delivered by a number of teams within Hampshire, who also work closely with professional associations and unions, to support embedding of well-being within schools.
Education Personnel Services (EPS) provides services to school managers in respect of people management issues.
Employee Support Line (esl) is a confidential counselling and support service provided by trained, experienced counsellors, providing face-to-face counselling available throughout Hampshire.
Health & Safety Team provide guidance and downloadable forms/templates for use within schools on health and safety aspects, such as risk assessments and upcoming training.
Healthy Schools Team can provide support and guidance to schools on how to gain national Healthy Schools status as well as training and meeting opportunities.
Occupational Health provide services to promote the health and well-being of staff in schools, including guidance on all aspects of health, from the physical to the emotional.
Hampshire County Council makes no guarantee as to the validity of any offers and staff are advised to make comparison with other suppliers before committing themselves to purchase any of these offers.
High quality professional learning is the most powerful tool we have to raise standards and improve the quality of learning for our pupils. The aim of the Hampshire Teaching and Leadership College (HTLC) is to develop and enrich professional learning for all staff in Hampshire schools by offering support in:
Visit HLTC website for further information
The Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) has launched two national CPD programmes to increase the number of specialist teachers of mathematics, physics and chemistry.
The Mathematics Development Programme for Teachers is aimed at qualified teachers who may not have originally qualified in Secondary mathematics. Examples of potential course participants include Primary trained teachers who have moved across phase to secondary or perhaps a science teacher who may now be teaching some mathematics.
The Science Additional Specialism Programme is aimed at practising science teachers who wish to gain an additional teaching specialism in either Physics or Chemistry which will enable them to confidently teach their chosen subject of either Chemistry or Physics to A level standard.
For further details on the above CPD programmes, eligibility, details on funding and the list of providers, please see the links above.