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  • Start date details

    May / June 2024 (flexible depending on individual circumstances)

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


English, Mathematics, PSHE

Working pattern

Full time: 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


Pay scale

NQT | Main Scale Teacher

Additional allowances

1 SEN Point

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!

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. This post holder will be required to carry out English and Maths lessons for pupils with fully personalised timetables who are educated away from the main school site.

The Polygon School is looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals to work with pupils unable to access mainstream education. You role will be to support the pupils and help them build up their self-esteem and improve their academic progress within English and Maths, 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. Although the role will predominately require you to deliver English and Maths, it will also involve supporting pupils with their personalised timetable over a variety of activities.

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

Due to the bespoke nature of this role, the applicant must hold a full, clean driving licence.

What the school offers its staff

NQT | Main Scale Teacher + 1 SEN Point

Hours of Work: 32.5 Hours per Week, Term Time Only. Working hours between 08.30am and 15.30pm Monday to Friday. Occasional overtime hours by negotiation.

Free onsite parking

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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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.

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