Vacancies at Polegate School
We are looking for an experienced, positive Teaching Assistant (3) to work in Key Stage 2 and/or KS1.
We are looking for an experienced, positive Teaching Assistant (3) to work in Key Stage 2 and/or KS1. Enthusiasm, motivation and versitility are all essential skills. You will have a real love of children and a desire to provide outstanding learning opportunities. The post will include PPA cover twice a week as part of the role. Hours 19.5 per week which consists of every morning and 2 afternoons (PA cover).
You will be part of the wider very friendly school team at Polegate School and benefit from the wide range of training and development opportunities. Your career development begins the moment you join Polegate School. You will be fully supported through an Induction programme and introduced to your role.
Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged.
TA3 with GCSE grade A-C in Maths and English
Single Status Grade 4 TA
Hours: currently 19.5 hours per week / 46 weeks per year (including holiday entitlement)
Closing date: Thursday 17th October
Interviews: 23rd October 2019
All candidates should have an excellent knowledge of the curriculum
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.