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Chailey is a thriving, successful school set in rural Sussex, just north of Lewes, and within easy reach of Brighton and Haywards Heath. We are proud of our traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning. Staff are friendly, dedicated and supportive and our students are happy and proud to be part of the school. Chailey is a school where teachers and students can thrive.Visitors to Chailey School often comment on the calm teaching environment and fantastic relationships between students and teachers. We had our last Ofsted visit in January 2017 which we were very pleased with.

The Ofsted report contained comments such as:

  • ‘an established culture and ethos of the school, which is enhanced by the strong relationships between staff and pupils’
  • ‘pupils make good, and sometimes better, progress’
  • ‘pupils appreciate what staff do for them and, therefore, their conduct is typically exemplary, both in lessons and around the school’
  • We believe that this is a very strong foundation from which to aspire to excellence in everything we do.



School Receptionist/Administrator

Dates:                         For September 2019

Salary:                        Single Status 4 (point 9-10 depending on experience)

Location:                    Chailey – East Sussex

Contract Type:           Permanent - Term Time only + 1 week during school


(45.08 weeks/per year)

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hard working person to be the first point of contact for parents and visitors to Chailey School. As well as being a friendly and approachable colleague we require the successful candidate to undertake administrative tasks as set out in the job description and to be part of a team providing first aid provision for the school.

Application Information

Closing date:     Monday 24th June 2019

Interview date: Thursday 27th June 2019


Teaching Assistant 3 - Behaviour and Inclusion Support Assistant

Dates:                         Apply by 24th June 2019 for start in September 2019

Salary:                        Single Status Grade 4

Location:                     East Sussex

Contract type:            30 hours a week term time only (46/47 weeks per year)

Contract term:            Temporary (12 months initially)

This is an important post for the school.   We all know that some students find learning in a school setting hard. The successful post-holder will support with creating a culture where students are able to flourish in a smaller setting, spending some or all of their time in the unit while we re-engage them back into the school environment or find alternative curriculum pathways. If you would like to be part of this exciting development and have a strong desire to help students of all abilities to achieve the best they can then we would be very pleased to hear from you.

If you are interested in applying for this role please complete the support staff application form available on our website. Completed applications should be sent to Gemma Scott, PA to the Head Teacher, at the school address shown or email: gscott@chaileyschool.org.

We would be very pleased to show any potential candidates around the school and to discuss the position further. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time.

Closing date:    Monday 24th June 2019


Student Support Manager – Years 10 & 11

Dates:                         Apply by midday on Monday 24th June for start in

    September 2019

Salary:                        Single Status Grade 6

Location:                    East Sussex

Contract type:           37 hours per week term time only

                                    47 weeks per year

                                    Monday – Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm

                                    Friday 8.00am to 3.15pm

 Contract term:         Permanent

This is an important post for the school; liaising with parents to provide collaborative guidance and care, and supporting the learning and progress of students.   We all know that some students find learning in a school setting hard. The successful post-holder will support the Director of Achievement and Faculty Team Leaders in raising standards of attainment and achievement within the designated phase, provide support, care and guidance for students within designated phase in order to maximise learning and work pro-actively to implement school policy systems and processes to reinforce the expected climate for learning.


East Sussex County Council is committed to equality of opportunity. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. 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. Successful applicants will need to undertake, or currently hold, a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance for this authority.


For further information on these positions and details of how to apply, please see the application packs and application forms in the 'Related Files' section of this page.


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