Ref 174688
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1/9/21 
Closing Date by noon 13/04/2021 

Tel: 01524 416971
School website:
Roll: 417
We are seeking an excellent teacher to join our successful team who:
  • has a proven track record teaching English, Maths and the wider curriculum;
  • inspires, motivates and challenges children;
  • embraces change and is passionate about planning and delivering an inspiring, creative and challenging curriculum;
  • has experience of planning and supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities;
  • has a thorough knowledge of the National Curriculum and the relationship to the end of Key Stage expectations;
  • understands the importance of teaching `values' and plan opportunities to develop these;
  • will be organised and effective in developing pupil confidence and supporting pupil progress;
  • uses assessment information to target resources to ensure all children succeed;
  • works well as part of a successful team, working in partnership with the parallel class teacher and other staff at all levels throughout school;
  • applies consistent behaviour management strategies that promotes a positive classroom;
  • fosters positive working relationships with pupils, parents and the community;
  • actively supports the community ethos of the school;
  • sets very high standards for themselves and hold themselves to account for their performance

    In September, the post will be in Year 1 and passion for and experience with this age group will be essential. Due to the fragmented education children have experienced lately, the successful candidate will need to be able to transition quickly and effectively with plans and structures, including directing and supporting highly experienced support staff for maximum impact.

    The school benefits from extensive grounds including an ancient copse of approximately one acre with a pond and dipping platform. An interest in developing outdoor learning across the school including the effective use of our grounds and the wider environment would be beneficial. Great Wood School is part of the Lancaster and Morecambe District and we are exploring the potential of a location-based Morecambe Bay curriculum as part of the Eden Project North development.

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

    The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

    Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

  • Desirable Qualifications
  • First Aid
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    We would like to invite prospective candidates to visit the school but during current restrictions we can only do so virtually. If you are interested in the position, please join a virtual tour and question and answer session to get a feel for our school. Questions about the position can be sent to the headteacher.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return completed applications to We will confirm receipt by return email if a read receipt has not been set up. If you have sent it but do not receive confirmation of receipt, please contact the school.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.