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Hours of work: Full time teachers' hours
Working pattern: Full-time

To apply for this position and request an application pack, please email: Leadership.Recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk

Closing date: 12 Noon, Monday 17 October 2022
Shortlisting date: Saturday 30 October 2022
Interview dates: Monday 07 November 2022
Start date: April 2023

Polegate Primary School
Oakleaf Drive 
East Sussex 
BN26 6PT

Phone: 01323 482404
Email: office@polegateschool.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.polegateschool.co.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Polegate School is looking for a dynamic and ambitious headteacher who; 

  • Has an understanding and belief in learning without limits for all; 
  • High standards and expectations of every member of the Polegate community, 
  • Creative leadership and innovative plans for the future. 

‘The vision for what pupils can achieve at Polegate is limitless. There is an infectious appetite of high expectations, complemented by the care and consideration shown for the whole school community. This ensures that the experience for every pupil is the very best that it can be.’ Ofsted January 2020

The pupils at Polegate School are looking for a Headteacher who;

  • Sets the best example- they should follow our school rules and be respectful, responsible and ready for any situation. 
  • Is polite, kind, caring and friendly to everybody in our school.
  • Will make our school an exciting and fun place to be. 
  • Is somebody we can trust, that treats everyone fairly and equally.
  • Has a good sense of humour so they can have fun with us and make us laugh. 
  • Is clever and a problem solver so they bring new ideas to our school that can help everyone to do their very best. 
  • Has a smile on their face and gives everyone a warm welcome.
  • Leads without limits.

We warmly invite you to look at our website www.polegateschool.co.uk and encourage you to visit our school. To arrange a visit please contact the school at: office@polegate.e-sussex.sch.uk (throughout the application period) or via the school office on 01323 482404 (term time only). 

To request a copy of our recruitment pack please email the Leadership Recruitment Team at East Sussex County Council: Leadership.Recruitment@eastsussex.gov.uk 

Please do not apply for this position via the TES on line application process, or through an agency. Please follow the instructions in the advert and obtain and return a completed application form from the Leadership Recruitment Team. Please note that recruitment packs for this vacancy will only be provided directly to an individual considering applying to our school for this opportunity. This school does not enter into business with Recruitment Agencies, or other commercial organisations, on behalf of their clients seeking employment. 

Polegate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/1553/26946

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Polegate

  • Salary
  • £67,364 to £79,167 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 17/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Polegate Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership