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EYFS Teacher Maternity Cover (Polegate School)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/175895/37220
  • Published: Fri 20/10/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £28,000 - £43,685 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Polegate

Job introduction

Hours of work: Full time teaching hours
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 1 Year

Closing date: Friday 24 November 2023

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Polegate School, Oakleaf Drive, 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.

About the role

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

Polegate School is a special place where children and staff are given opportunities to grow.

Aspiration and ambition is at the heat of everything we do.  We are striving to be exceptional in all aspects of our work and aim to make learning irresistible.

‘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]

You will be supported by colleagues who are passionate about Early Years and as school, we lead the Eastbourne Hub for Early Years which promotes excellence and provides lots of training opportunities. We also benefit from our own on site Nursery provision which fully supports transition.


Join us and we can offer:

•  A fast paced, energetic environment

•  A committed, supportive motivated team

•  Senior Leadership that encourage you to be brave and take risks

•  Chocolate for those moments!

•  The occasional staff social

•  Lots of opportunities to laugh!

Everyone, both children and staff thrive on challenge.

The position is for an EYFS teacher maternity cover for one year, May 2024 start.

Job description and application form available upon request from:


Closing date: Friday 24 November 2023 at 12pm

Interviews: Friday 1 December 2023          

Salary scale: MPS1-UPS5

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.    

To find out more about the school please refer to our school website:


Visits to the school are recommended.

If you require further information or would like to book a visit please contact Monika On 01323 482404 ext 201 or office@polegate.e-sussex.sch.uk

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.


Company information

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/175895/37220
  • Published: Fri 20/10/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/11/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5
  • Salary: £28,000 - £43,685 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Polegate

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