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Wheatley Lane Road , Barrowford , Nelson , Lancashire , BB9 6QT
Tel: 01282 614462
School website:
Roll: 122
Our mission is to be a school where all can flourish and grow in God's love.
St Thomas' is a small voluntary aided school on the outskirts of Barrowford. We currently have 121 pupils on roll; the classes are divided into a single Reception class and three mixed aged classes. We have strong links with St Thomas' church and the wider community. At Barrowford St Thomas our vision is that pupils will have a positive experience and understanding of Christianity, developing their own spirituality. They will feel accepted, loved, valued, respected and secure. Through a rich and creative curriculum, our pupils will flourish, deepening their knowledge and developing their skills and enthusiasm for life-long learning.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and creative classroom teacher to work as part of our enthusiastic, hard-working and highly motivated team.

The position will initially involve teaching a mixed Year 3/4 class; however candidates must be willing to teach any age and be capable of teaching up to Year 6.

The successful candidate will:
  • support the Christian ethos of our school;
  • be passionate about achieving the very best for every child;
  • have excellent subject knowledge, especially in mathematics and English;
  • have a high degree of professionalism in their approach to work;
  • be well organised and have the highest expectations of learning, achievement, progress and behaviour;
  • be enthusiastic and fully committed to playing an active role in every aspect of school life;
  • establish and maintain excellent relationships with children, parents and colleagues.

    We offer:
  • a friendly, Christian school where everyone is valued and supported;
  • well behaved, positive, enthusiastic children who enjoy learning;
  • supportive parents and governors who are keen for the school to thrive;
  • a committed and friendly team of dedicated, hard-working and supportive staff;
  • a modern building, excellent facilities and spacious, semi-rural grounds;
  • opportunities for continued professional development.

    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to teach a lesson in our school and this is likely to take place during the week commencing, 17th of May. Following the lesson observations, selected candidates will be taken forward to the formal interview on Friday 21st May.

    Visits to the school would usually be warmly welcomed and encouraged, however under the current Covid 19 restrictions, potential candidates are strongly recommended to view the school website and feel free to attend one of our zoom 'question and answer' sessions with the headteacher and deputy headteacher. These will be held on Thursday 22nd April at 4pm and Monday 26th April at 4pm. Please contact if you would like to book onto one of these sessions to receive the zoom link.

    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.
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  • Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree (or equivalent)
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Paediatric First Aid qualification
  • Essential Experience
  • Relevant, successful teaching experience in a primary school
  • Recent and relevant training in safeguarding pupils
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience of teaching lower key stage 2 (Years 3 and/or 4)
  • Experience of teaching in a mixed aged class
  • Experience of leading a subject area
  • Experience of leading worship
  • A practising Christian faith
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Via Zoom Q&A sessions with HT and DHT on Thursday 22nd and Monday 26th April at 4pm.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

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

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