Vacancies at Polegate School


We are currently looking for the following members of staff to join our team:

Key Stage 2 Teacher 

Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Closing date: Monday, 16th November 2020
Interview Date: Friday, 20th November 2020

As part of our catch up programme we are looking for an experienced KS2 teacher to work with a very small class of Year 5 pupils. SEND experience is desirable.

This is an innovative approach and we are open to considering part time for the right person who is creative, driven and committed to accelerating pupils progress. You will be working within year 5 team with two other very experienced teachers.

The role will be flexible to meet the needs as they arise in the mornings, the afternoons may consist of wider work across the school. It will be very rewarding!

Visits to the school are currently not possible due to the coronavirus situation.

All candidates should have an excellent knowledge of the curriculum.

If interested please request the application form from the school office at:

Teaching Assistant 2 to Support an Individual Child

Hours: 25 hours per week / 46 weeks per year (including holiday entitlement)
Closing date: Monday, 2nd November 2020
Interview Date: Thursday, 5th November 2020

We are looking for a enthusiastic, motivated and friendly teaching assistant ideally with experience of supporting pupils with Special Educational Needs.If you have a real love of children and a desire to provide outstanding learning then this role could be for you.

You will be part of the wider school team at Polegate School and 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.

Visits to the school are currently not possible due to the coronavirus situation.

TA2 with GCSE grade A-C in Maths and English
Single Status Grade 3 TA

All candidates should have an excellent knowledge of the curriculum.

If interested please request the application form from the school office at:

Assistant Site Officer 

Hours: 30 hours a week - 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
Weeks per year: 52 weeks per year
Permanent position
Closing date: Friday, 6th November 2020
Interview date: Monday, 16th November 2020

The Assistant Site Officer will ensure that the premises are maintained and cleaned to the highest standards. The successful applicant will provide high quality support to the Site Officer, deputise in their absence as well as carrying out regular maintenance and routine cleaning duties associated with this role. The post holder must be able to work effectively and supportively as a member of the school team. Applicants, as well as studying for the Level 2 qualification, should have a willingness to participate in any further training and development opportunities offered by the school, to further their knowledge.

The successful candidate will be joining a growing School that continues to be ambitious in its drive to improve outcomes for pupils.

Whilst there is an expectation that holidays are taken within holiday times generally working within a site team will allow negotiation for other periods. 

Single Status Grade SS 4 Grade 2, £18,198 (pro rata salary £14,755 per annum)

If interested please request the application form from the school office at:


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. 

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