Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery

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					Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery Lancaster Gardens Southend-on-Sea Essex SSI 2NS
Tel: 01702 468047
e-mail: Office@portersgrange.southend.sch.uk www.Portersgrangeschool.co.uk Headteacher: Mrs. R. Ferdinand

Details of the school Porters Grange is an improving school with hard working staff, happy, well behaved, enthusiastic children and excellent resources, including a new ICT suite and top quality Interactive White Boards in every classroom. We provide very good professional development opportunities for all staff. The school’s capacity to improve was graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted in October 2007. Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery is situated in a disadvantaged residential area of Southend-on-Sea serving the surrounding community of privately-owned and local authority rented properties. There are up to 500 pupils of whom 78 pupils are in the Nursery. 33% of the pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds and 46% are eligible for free school meals. 22% of the pupils are on the special needs register of whom 6 pupils have statements of special educational needs. The school is part of the Southendon-Sea ‘Excellence Cluster’. Staffing and Organisation Our current staffing is 25.5 fte teachers and the Headteacher. We also have an Instructor, a nursery nurse, in class learning support assistants and a team of administrative staff. The school currently has 8 KS2 classes, 7 KS1 classes and a Nursery that runs two separate part-time sessions. Parents and the Community The school serves an area of owner occupied and local authority housing. The children come from a range of social backgrounds. There are many parents who are generally supportive of the school. Governors The Governors of the school are interested in developing the school in partnership with the staff for the benefit of all the pupils. No Smoking Policy Porters Grange Primary School & Nursery has a no smoking policy and therefore smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises.

KS2 Teacher required for September 2008 The Governors are looking to appoint a KS2 teacher who is committed to improving teaching and learning opportunities for all pupils. The most important aspect is getting the right kind of people to help take our school forward. An enthusiasm for learning and high expectations for pupils is essential. Applicants are asked to state which Curriculum Area they are able to offer in terms of expertise and development for the school. We are in the process of developing a more creative curriculum that will enhance the life chances of our pupils. Procedure for Applying Letters and completed application forms should be returned to the Headteacher by 12.00pm Monday 2nd June 2008. Please ensure your referees are easily accessible, including by e-mail. If you wish to apply visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact the school office to make an arrangement. Thank you for showing an interest in our school and good luck with your application.

R. M. Ferdinand (Mrs) Headteacher May 2008


				
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