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Vacancies at The Burgate

Why work at The Burgate?


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.


Our school vision is for every student to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are. Students are exceptionally well-behaved and eager to learn in our friendly and inclusive environment and as a result achievement is high at all levels.


We 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 expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Any offer of a post will be conditional 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. All positions within The Burgate School and Sixth Form are exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 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 complete a Burgate School Teaching Staff Application Form here or contact the school. 


To apply for a current Support Staff Vacancy

Please complete a Burgate School Support Staff Application Form here or contact the school. 


All completed application forms for staff positions should be returned to Miss Sarah Hewett, Headteacher's PA at:

To read a copy of our privacy notice for job applicants, please click here.


To read a copy of our child protection and safeguarding policies and our policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders, please click here.

Current Vacancies

We have no vacancies available at this time - but please do check back soon. 

Trustees and Members
Influence our ongoing school improvement journey and become a Member or Trustee 


Are you interested in becoming a Member or a Trustee of The Burgate School and Sixth Form?


If you have recent Board level experience, an interest in education and a passion for supporting improvement we would like to hear from you. Join us in our journey from Good to Great! Member and Trustee roles are voluntary an opportunity to bring your corporate and/or charity governance, educational and business/commercial expertise and skills to our board.  



Members are the guardians of the governance of the Trust and are responsible for holding the Trust Board to account to ensure the purpose of the Trust is being met. Please see the role descriptor here for further details.



Trustees are responsible for determining the overall strategic direction and development of the Trust through good governance and clear strategic planning, to ensure that it delivers the best possible outcomes for our students. Please see the role descriptor here for further details.


This could not be a better time to join us at The Burgate. In return, you will be part of a highly successful and happy school that has the very best academic and pastoral provision. We have built on our glowing Ofsted report in 2019, which rated all aspects of the school as very strong or outstanding and our academic results continue to go from strength-to-strength. Our exam results place The Burgate School regularly within the top 20% of schools in the country for both our GCSE and A Level exam results.  


We aim to be a school where every student enjoys their learning and feels valued for who they are. We are making that a reality and are seeking people with the passion to oversee and influence that happening. 


The Burgate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) is required for all success applicants.  

If you are interested in finding out more about this voluntary role, please contact the Clerk to Trustees at who will put you in touch with the Chair of Trustees for an informal discussion.

Supply Teachers


Required to go on our books, to be used when required.

Rate: £26 an hour

Please complete a Teaching Staff application form and email to Miss Sarah Hewett, Headteacher's PA, at: 

Exam Invigilators and Lead Exam Invigilators

We are seeking Exam Invigilators to join our friendly exams team. In this role you will support students through the examination period to successfully sit their exams. The hours will vary and will be based around your availability. Please note that the role requires prolonged periods of standing. 


The salary is offered at £11.87 per hour (pay award pending).


This would be an ideal opportunity for someone who is looking for flexible working hours.  You will need to be reliable, a good timekeeper, responsible, have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.  No experience necessary as full training will be given. The job description for the role can be found here.


If you would like to apply, please complete a Support Staff Application Form (see section above 'How to apply for a current vacancy and links to Application Forms') and return to Miss Sarah Hewett, Headteacher's PA, either by email to: or by posting to the school's address. Closing date for applications is on-going.

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 email Richard Hollowbread for further details on how to apply. (

To search for teacher training vacancies use the UCAS Teacher Training Search website.

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