Welcome to our vacancies page
Any vacancies we currently have will be shown below along with any supporting documentation. Please ensure you complete the Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form and Rehabilitation of Offenders Form. We cannot consider your application without these documents. Vacancies are also advertised on the West Sussex Grid for Learning at https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/jobs/school-jobs/
If you would like to apply for a vacancy at the school and would like to look around please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01903 502868 to arrange a suitable time. You may also like to look at the information about our school below.
The Setting and Context of English Martyrs Catholic Primary School
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School is situated in Worthing, which is one of the largest towns in West Sussex (population 104,000 and continuing to grow). It is a town set between the sea and the South Downs. English Martyrs is in the Durrington area of Worthing between the parishes of English Martyrs Catholic Church and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. This covers a wide area of Worthing from High Salvington on the foothills of the South Downs in the north, to Ferring in the east and to the coast in the south.
English Martyrs is a happy school where staff and children enjoy coming to school and where parents are proud to send their children. There is a real commitment to strengthening the school year by year and a genuine motivation to seek the best for our children. We revisit our School Mission Statement and School Aims regularly to ensure that we keep focus. Visitors, supply teachers and prospective parents often comment on the positive, calm and caring ethos of our school.
We try to live our Mission Statement through our inclusiveness. We have a wide mix of social backgrounds as our catchments cover a diverse range of electoral wards (13 wards in Worthing and Ferring). These range from affluent areas to areas of deprivation. We also have children who have English as an Additional Language and from ethnic backgrounds other than white European.
We admit pupils from non-Catholic backgrounds whose parents require a religious education and who promote an ethos in which spirituality is valued and promoted. At present 84% of our children are baptised Catholic children with 8.4% being children from other Christian faiths.
English Martyrs is a through primary school from reception to year six. Currently we have capacity for 210 children within seven classes.
Parental support is very good. We have a large group of parent volunteers, ‘The Parent Army’, who have been trained to read with targeted children across the school. We also have parents who support in class with Maths and French. Many parents also volunteer to go on school trips and residential trips. The ‘Friends of School’ are well organised and very supportive. They run many events throughout the year to raise money for the benefit of the children. This is focused on improving the quality and enjoyment of the time they spend in school.
Community links are good with our two parishes of English Martyrs and St Michael’s. The parish priests visit weekly and come informally to see the children, to say Mass, take assemblies and contribute to areas of teaching in the RE syllabus. Members of the parish and local neighbours are invited to whole school productions and events such as the school fairs.
Our professional development record is excellent. We are proud that we promote professional development for all staff and are pleased with our recent record.
The school has a strong team of Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants, Learning Mentors, Lunchtime Supervisors, Office staff and Premises staff who are totally committed to the life and work of the school, as well as the education and personal development of the pupils.
Our Recent Achievements
The school celebrated its Ruby Anniversary during 2014. During our 40th year we took the opportunity to redevelop the school’s library and ICT facilities and were delighted to open a new Library and ICT area within the school. We also appointed a new Library Manager and Reading Mentor that has enabled us to make the most of these resources and help develop our children’s interest and desire in this area.
At our recent Ofsted inspection in September 2015 we achieved a ‘Good’ rating with our Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare judged as being ‘Outstanding’.
We continue to excel in our sporting events and maintain an enthusiastic and inclusive approach. We have had successes at many of the recent inter-school competitions – our year 3 boys came first and second in the cross country, year 6 gymnastics team came fourth out of 64 teams, our school won the Knights of St Columba Netball tournament and our boys football team were runners up. Our tag rugby teams have enjoyed great success and we are pleased to participate in most local community competitions.
Year 4 have won gymnastics competitions and were runners up in a recent Netball tournament. We hosted an Outdoor Athletics competition for Year 2 and organised the Sussex Catholic Schools Football tournament. Years 4 and 6 participated in the local Swimming Gala. We received the Sainsbury’s Gold Sports Award in the Summer 2015.