Our Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher
The school can’t seem to get rid of me! I joined the school as a newly qualified teacher and I’m still here. I think that says a lot about the whole school community. Apart from school obviously, my favourite place in the world is Killarney in Ireland. I think I am very lucky and feel privileged to have the best job in the world.
Lucky for me I started my teaching career at Polegate school as an NQT and ten years later I am still here and love every day. When I am not at school I am with my ever growing family which includes 4 daughters, 3 grandchildren and a very stressed, bald husband! As if life wasn’t busy enough we decided to add two mischievous puppy pugs called Betty and Ralph, who never fail to make me smile, just like the children every day at Polegate school.
Tracy Wallis – Reading Recovery
I have such a rewarding job here at Polegate – helping children make amazing progress in reading and writing. Outside of school I enjoy playing stoolball and badminton and I love watching football and ice hockey. I even know the offside rule!!
Becky Chadwick – Every child counts KS1
I have worked as a teacher at Polegate School for 14 years! Since having my three children I now work as a Numbers Count teacher delivering 1:1 teaching of maths which I find incredibly rewarding.
Una Holbrook – SENCO
I am the SENCO at Polegate School and I am proud to be part of such a positive and inspiring team. I joined the school in January 2014 having been a SENCO , class teacher, acting deputy and key stage leader in my previous schools for more years than I want to admit! I have worked in the UK and overseas and I always strive to give children the firm foundations on which to build a passion for learning and skills for life. In my spare time I love walking my dog Bessie and to go travelling – Costa Rica is the next destination on my bucket list.
I joined Polegate School in September 2008 as an NQT. I got married in 2010 to my childhood sweetheart. In 2013, my princess, Annabelle was born and our lives have never been the same. We enjoy spending time together at the weekends, particularly feeding the ducks and jumping in muddy puzzles!
Hello, my name is Connie! I have always wanted to be a primary school teacher and I am really excited to be starting my teaching career at Polegate Primary School in Reception. I cannot wait to have lots of fun and I am passionate about ensuring that children are actively engaged and inspired throughout their education. Outside of teaching I love running, racing around from place to place. I also love being outdoors, exploring and going on long walks in the fresh air!
I am delighted to join Polegate School! I have worked in Reception for 4 years and I absolutely love it. When I’m not in school I enjoy baking, dressmaking, reading, exploring new places and spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy keeping fit, and love to snowboard!
Since having an amazing time getting to know the lovely children and staff at Polegate, whilst on placement as a student teacher, I know just what a great school it is! I cannot wait to start the exciting and rewarding and
life of a teacher in September and have my very own Year 1 class for the first time. When I am not teaching I also enjoy travelling, badminton and spending time with my family and friends.
I have been carrying out my final placement at Polegate School and have really enjoyed my time here. I have enjoyed it so much that I will be continuing my teaching journey with you in September where I will be starting my first ever teaching job in Year 1! I love that every day is different and presents new challenges to overcome. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs and spending time with my friends and family.
I am passionate about providing children with an education that is engaging, inspirational and fun and one which allows all children to access exciting learning topics and achieve their absolute best! I can’t wait to join Polegate School where I know I will work with likeminded teachers and amazing children. When not teaching, I enjoy reading, running, spending precious time with my family and going to the seaside!
I have always had a passion for teaching and have been teaching at Polegate in Year 1 for two years now and I love it. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my adorable nephew, family and friends. I enjoy visiting places .
I am very excited to be joining the Polegate school team this year, starting my adventure as a teacher! I grew up in Eastbourne and I am just about to finish my last year at University studying Primary Education. When I’m not in school, I love to dance and perform in various shows throughout the year. I also love being outside as much as possible and travelling to new places.
I am originally from Birmingham and moved down to sunny Eastbourne in 2006. I have always wanted to be a teacher and was really excited when I first started my teaching post at Bourne School four years ago. I love animals, especially cats – of which I have two, the countryside, photography, period architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian era and I especially love watching films.
I am extremely excited and feel very lucky to be joining Polegate School in September. I qualified in 2013 and can honestly say there is no other job I could imagine doing!
When not in school, I love to spend time with friends and family, watching my favourite music artists at concerts/ festivals and traveling to new places, the hotter the better!
I have been teaching at Polegate School since I started my teaching career, over 10 years ago and can honestly say there is nowhere I’d rather teach. I have always wanted to teach, and am still enjoying it as much as when I first started. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my husband and my daughter. We love being creative and always have a ‘project’ on the go, usually involving Lego! When I get a quiet time for myself, I love to read or watch films.
I decided that I wanted to be a teacher after my first day of Primary School, I realised this ambition when I started my first teaching post in 2009. In my spare time I love to spend time with family and friends. I also enjoy watching films (especially at the cinema) and reading.
From a young age I knew I wanted to be a teacher and I always put it down to enjoying my school years so much, that I never wanted to leave the classroom! I love being part of the Polegate team and I am thrilled to be working on the Thrive project with our inclusion team and teaching children in both their infant and junior years.
I started at Polegate as an NQT and nearly 13 years later here I am still! I have dropped to 3 days a week however so I can spend more time in the sandpit with my children. I love teaching but I also have a passion for travelling, trashy American TV and chocolate!
I cannot wait to start my teaching career at Polegate School. I am completing my final year of a degree in Primary Education at Oxford Brookes University. To have my own class come September fills me with excitement and I am looking forward to becoming a member of the strong community at Polegate! In my spare time I love nothing more than to travel and scuba dive and when I am at my home in Eastbourne I enjoy running and spending time with friends.
I have worked at Polegate since 2010 and love teaching here. Outside of school I enjoy photography, spending time on the beach (either kayaking or with my nose in a good book), and travelling. I love everything to do with theatre, whether it’s traditional or street performances, and often can be found joining in!
I have been at Polegate School for three years and have loved every minute of it. During my spare time I love to walk my dog and getting muddy on a motorcross track!
I began teaching at Polegate late in the last century. I can honestly say I have enjoyed (nearly) every minute. I love Year 6! When I was young I didn’t know what I wanted to be but I thought it would involve international travel to exotic locations. I definitely did not want to be a teacher! Believe it or not being a tone deaf musician – my dream job would involve music. Any sort! All sorts!! I have supported Chelsea through thick and thin – mostly thin! I will always support Chelsea. Blue is the colour!