Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have over 720 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and four forms in our Secondary Phase. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.
Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.
If you are interested in working within a school in our trust or wish to work at our head office, but cannot see a current vacancy applicable, please register your interest and join a talent pool that suits your skills.
Woodard Academies Trust is an education charity formed to deliver an academy programme on behalf of Woodard Schools. Created by founder Nathaniel Woodard in 1848, Woodard is the largest group of independent Church of England Schools in England and Wales. Woodard Academies Trust and Woodard Schools share a common ethos of faith, unity and vision and are determined to inspire young people to make a difference.
Our Christian ethos reflects our deep commitment to delivering an outstanding education to our students. We prioritise inclusion and value individuals and our academies welcome students and staff of all faiths and none.
We excel in delivering pastoral care and personalised learning paths. Our aim is to offer students a first-class education and teach them real-life skills that will provide lifelong benefits. We are passionate about enrichment and the development of the whole person, so our schools and academies run extensive sporting, music, arts, community and charity programmes. Duke of Edinburgh and programmes through The National Citizenship Service feature strongly in our academies.
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Our strengths lie in the effective teaching of traditional academic subjects; a passion for outstanding cultural and sporting activities, and embracing new technology.We work together to equip young people for university and for adulthood and the world of work. We have a deep, long-held commitment to our local community and our pupils are encouraged to lead and participate in a range of outward-bound, sporting and artistic endeavours, demonstrating the highest standards of work and behaviour at all times. Polam Hall builds confidence for life, in everything we say and do.
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