Vacancies at Polegate School
We are currently looking for the following members of staff to join our team:
Hours: 32.5 hours per week (Full time)
Closing date: Monday, 24th May 2021
Teaching Assistant 3
Hours: 19.5 hours per week (part-time)
Closing date: Friday, 21st May 2021
Apprentice Teaching Assistant (Level 3)
Hours: 39 hours per week (Term Time Only)
Closing date: Friday, 21st May 2021
Our staff really do live by the school's vision of 'Learning without Limits' and for this reason are progressing on to become teachers! Amazing, but this is why we need you.
Are you enthusiastic, motivated and friendly ideally with experience working in schools or a degree and aspiring to become a teacher?
Do you have a real love of children and a desire to provide outstanding learning?
Then welcome to Polegate, please read on!
You will benefit from the wide range of training and development opportunities. We are a teaching school and if you are looking for experience prior to starting a career in teaching this could be a rewarding way of developing valuable experience.
Your career development begins the moment you join Polegate School. You will be fully supported through an Induction program and introduced to your role.
All candidates should have an excellent knowledge of the curriculum.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and therefore each post is subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring service) check.
If interested please request the application form from the school office at: email@example.com
Not just any school… This is Polegate School
It says something when both the head and deputy have been at the school since qualifying as teachers! Polegate School is a special place where children and staff are given opportunities to grow.
Aspiration and ambition is at the heart of everything we do. We are striving to be exceptional in all aspects of our work and aim to make learning irresistible. Visit and see for yourselves why we have stayed so long!
Why work at Polegate?
Polegate is a thriving, vibrant school which is continually developing and improving and has a very good reputation locally. As a result of demand for places we are in the middle of a very exciting building project which will provide new facilities.
We have a reputation for creativity and innovation which will attract teachers who are both enthusiastic and ambitious. There is a real, genuine welcome for new staff who bring fresh ideas, commitment, energy and professionalism to our school in order to help every pupil exceed expectations.
We currently have 26 teachers and with the increase in pupil numbers there have been new teachers joining us, creating a positive blend of more experienced colleagues with new. As headteacher, I have been at the school since joining as an NQT (I’m not telling you how long ago that was!) as has my deputy so I think that tells you something about the environment we work in - we love it.
Polegate School is always interested in hearing from outstanding teachers who wish to join the school.
As a recently designated National Teaching School we place great importance on professional development at all levels from NQT to leadership and offer a wide range of professional development opportunities.
We make learning FUN! Pupils love coming to school and this is reflected in their behaviour and our very high attendance rates.
Our increasing trend in results over the last 6 years places us in the top 20% of schools nationally and pupils make outstanding progress.
We offer great facilities: a new sports hall; swimming pool; wildlife garden; outdoor gym; a well-resourced library; ICT is invested in with ipads, laptops and a media suite; all of which serve to enhance teaching and learning.
We are always looking for ways to improve work/life balance and have introduced a range of initiatives including but not limited to: staff social events throughout the year, a staff breakfast once a term, reducing meetings and reporting, liaison time with support staff. All teachers also benefit from shared PPA with all members of their team in an afternoon each week. We have teaching across the school, full time in KS1 and mornings in KS2.
Polegate itself is a growing town, located 10 minutes away from the beach and at the foot of the South Downs. Polegate is only half an hour from Brighton. There are great transport links provided by the train station just a few minutes walk from the school.