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Teaching Assistant 2 or 3 or INA

Hours of work: 19.5 or 25 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 5.85 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Friday 30 September 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Polegate School, Oakleaf Drive, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6PT
Phone: 01323 482404
Email: office@polegate.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.polegateschool.co.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

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. 

Not just any school………  This is Polegate School!

We are looking for an experienced, positive Teaching Assistant to work in KS2 and/or KS1. Enthusiasm, motivation and versatility are all essential skills. You will have a real love of children and a desire to provide outstanding learning opportunities. Experience of working with children with SEND needs would be desired but not necessary.

The post may include PPA as part of the role, the 19.5 hours per week position will consist of every morning and 2 afternoons and the 25 hour position will consist of 5 hours a day.

You will be part of the wider, very friendly school team at Polegate School and you will benefit from the wide range of training and development opportunities. We are a Behaviour Hub 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. 

To find out more about the school please look at our school website.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged.


Applicants GCSE grade A-C in Maths and English

Single Status Grade 3 or 4

All candidates should have an excellent knowledge of the curriculum.

Application and job description attached.

Closing Date: Friday 30 September 2022

Interview Date: Week beginning 3 October 2022, day TBC

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/191234/27199

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Polegate

  • Salary
  • £18,887 - £19,650 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • Polegate School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 19.5 or 25

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education