The Burgate School and Sixth Form provides high quality comprehensive education for children aged between 11 and 18 and we enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community for our high standards. We are committed to supporting all staff in their career aspirations and developing new leaders.The school vision is we want every student to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are; achievement is very high at all levels, because students are exceptionally well-behaved and eager to learn in our warm and friendly environment.
The Burgate School and Sixth Form offer all staff the opportunity to benefit from childcare vouchers, the cycle to work scheme and the loan of a school laptop for specified teaching roles. Induction and in-service training are provided for all staff and there is a special internally run programme for NQTs and another for RQTs, as well as access to a wide range of CPD through our Teaching School alliances and beyond.
The Burgate School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks including satisfactory references and medical clearance. For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a children's barred list check. It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.
How to apply for a current vacancy and links to Application Forms
We do not accept CV's. All applicants must complete the appropriate application form. As a general rule, we are unable to pay travel expenses for those wanting to attend an interview. However, support towards interview travel costs will be considered e.g. if you are travelling in excess of 40 miles, but please let us know so this can be discussed and agreed in advance.
To apply for a current Teaching Staff Vacancy
Please use this TES Link to access all our current vacancies being advertised on TES
To apply for a current Support Staff Vacancy
Please complete a Burgate School Support Staff Application Form (available to download from the following link) or contact the school. Support Staff Application Form. Completed application forms for Support Staff positions should be returned to Mrs Fiona Wilcox, School Business Manager, at: [email protected]
Student Behaviour and Inclusion
Following the successful promotion of one of our Assistant Headteachers to a Vice Principal post, we are looking to appoint a highly motivated and ambitious colleague to join our Leadership Team, which currently consists of the Headteacher, one Deputy Headteacher, three Assistant Headteachers and the School Business Manager.
This is a very exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and suitably experienced leader who is able to demonstrate strategic leadership in student behaviour and inclusion. The core purpose of this position is to lead on behaviour within the school and to ensure that all students, regardless of background or ability, are well supported and able to thrive. This is a significant role for the school, because our expectations of ‘be safe’, ‘be respectful’ and ‘be ready to learn’ are paramount to the everyday learning experience of students at The Burgate. The successful applicant will be an outstanding colleague who can make a considerable contribution as an integral team member helping to shape the future of The Burgate.
This post will be paid on LDR, points 23 – 31 (currently £52,672 to £58,220). We anticipate a teaching load of approximately one third of a full-time teacher timetable.
Closing Date Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Shortlisting Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Interviews Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April 2019
We will acknowledge receipt of your application by email. We will contact you again, only, if your name appears on the short list and apologise in advance for not confirming back to you if you have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us by Friday 26 April your application to work at The Burgate has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Full details of the interview process will be sent to candidates with the invitation to interview.
The school is advertising this vacancy within the TES and applicants should submit a completed application online via this TES Link.
If you wish to submit any additional information along with your application please contact Miss Sarah Hewett, Head’s PA, either by e-mail at: [email protected] or telephone 01425 652039. Your application should reach the Headteacher by Tuesday, 23 April 2019.
We are very proud of our school and welcome any visits or questions to share our vision and ethos. We are holding the following opportunities to visit the school ahead of the closing date:
Tuesday 26 March between 08:30 and 17:00
Wednesday 27 March between 08:30 and 15:00
Tuesday 2 April between 08:30 and 17:00.
Please contact Sarah Hewett, Head’s PA at: [email protected] if you would like to book onto one of these visits.
We very much look forward to hearing from you.
The Burgate School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and all other relevant pre-employment checks including identity, satisfactory references and medical clearance. For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a children's barred list check. It is an offence to seek employment in regulated activity if you are on a barred list. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.
Interested in a career in teaching?
The school works with a number of teacher training institutions to provide opportunities for trainee teachers. This is both through the PGCE route working with Southampton and Portsmouth Universities, as well as through the Schools Direct training route with Bitterne Park and Ringwood Teaching Alliances.
If you are interested in applying for teacher training at the school, please e-mail Mrs Sarah McDonald for further details on how to apply. ([email protected])
To search for teacher training vacancies use the UCAS Teacher Training Search website.