Apply online EYFS RECEPTION CLASS TEACHER -Maternity Cover

Ref 175177
Grade Teachers Pay Range
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 1 September 2021  to 31 August 2022 
Closing Date 3PM 06/05/2021 
Burnley Road , Padiham , Burnley , Lancashire , BB12 8SJ
Tel: 01282 772496
School website:
Roll: 288
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Reception class teacher to cover a maternity leave from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022.

Our new teacher will be:

  • A highly effective classroom practitioner with high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour
  • Able to use excellent subject knowledge to develop and teach an EYFS curriculum which engages, motivates and inspires all children to learn and achieve
  • Use formative assessments to plan future learning, which is child centred and differentiated
  • A team player with the ability to develop strong relationships with parents, pupils and staff
  • Proactive in safeguarding children with an understanding of relevant legislation for keeping children safe
  • Ready to maintain a highly stimulating Early Years environment both indoors and outdoors

    For further information about the post please also read the person specification form and job description.
    We are a one and a half form entry school, with a maximum cohort of 45 children. We have a dedicated Foundation Stage area with purpose built facilities and our staff are hardworking and friendly. The Foundation Stage is split into two classes, with two class teachers and 4 teaching assistants.
    Further details about a typical school day in our Reception classes can be found on our school website. Please visit

    This is a full time, temporary position, for one year.
    Applications should be returned to school via email to

    The closing date for applications is by 3pm on Thursday 6th May 2021 with interviews taking place on Thursday 20th May. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by email on Tuesday 11th May, when they will be given further information about the interview process, task and observation.

    Candidates are welcome visit school to see the Foundation Stage area. Please phone the school office to make an appointment if you wish to do this. There is also a virtual tour of school on our website. Any visitors to school would be asked to comply with our COVID19 risk assessment which will be explained if you make an appointment to visit. Please note that due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID19 whether candidates have visited school prior to application will not affect our shortlisting process.

    Padiham Primary School is committed to safer recruitment. The post is therefore subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and we will also consider references before confirming a job offer.
    An occupational health assessment will be arranged for the successful applicant.

    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.

    More Information can be found at
  • Essential Qualifications
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    Desirable Qualifications
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    Essential Experience
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    Desirable Experience
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    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Attached .

    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.