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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 32.5 Hours per Week, Term Time Only. Working hours between 08.30am and 15.30pm Monday to Friday. Occasional overtime hours by negotiation.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you able to work successfully with boys who have complex neurodevelopment disorders such as ADHD / FASD / PDA / PTSD / ODD /Sp.LD / ASD or developmental delay?

Can you keep your head in a crisis?

Can you empathise with chronic social difficulties, and yet keep firm professional boundaries?

Can you maintain professional boundaries whilst working very closely with pupils and their families?

If so, we would like to hear from you!

What the school offers its staff

The Polygon School is a specialist school that supports, educates and helps to make a difference to the lives of 72 young men with social, emotional and mental health issues. All Pupils attending this school hold an Education, Health Care Plan.

The Polygon School is looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals to work with pupils unable to access mainstream education and may be of interest to a new graduate who is considering a career in education or to an experienced person looking for a interesting career change.

Your role will be to work alongside and support the pupils throughout the school day, to ensure that they can participate in all learning situations and to help them build up their self-esteem and improve their academic progress, so they can achieve their full potential.

This is a challenging yet rewarding role so strong interpersonal skills are required as well as a willingness to support challenging pupils on a daily basis. Specific training will be given to enable you to carry out this element of the role.

Previous experience of working within an SEMH Provision is desirable but training will be available for the right candidate.

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About The Polygon School

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 16
School size
69 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to The Polygon School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email davina.yates@polygon.southampton.sch.uk.

School location

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