Ref 175236
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 1st September 2021  to 31st August 2022 with a possibility of the post becoming permanent 
Closing Date 12 noon 10/05/2021 
Woodgrove Road , Burnley , Lancashire , BB11 3EJ
Tel: 01282 427848
School website:
Roll: 211
At St Stephen's our mission is to see children flourish and our statement is to 'Learn, Grow and Achieve Together through God's Love'

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational, talented and enthusiastic Key Stage 1 teacher. This post is advertised as a temporary full time one year contract with a possibility of it becoming permanent after 12 months.

St Stephen's is an inclusive Church of England Primary School which has our Christian values at the heart of all we do. We have an exciting bespoke and creative curriculum which meets the needs of our children whilst meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. We currently have 211 children on roll and the school has 7 classes. Our school has recently had an extension built which provides a sanctuary for children who need some nurture provision from our pastoral team. The children have called this 'The Ark'.

We are very proud of our close links with St Stephen's Church and the local community. Our school enjoys far reaching views over Towneley Park and we are proud of our extensive school grounds which hosts a MUGA, forest school, outdoor classroom, adventure playground, prayer garden and a poly tunnel/allotment.

The successful applicant will need to be an outstanding, creative and hard working teacher who can work alongside our dedicated and highly motivated team. Our children are just delightful and a pleasure to teach.

We can offer:
  • a friendly and supporting team;
  • an excellent pastoral team and nurture provision
  • a very supportive and effective Governing Board;
  • great opportunities for continued professional development;
  • excellent facilities;
  • hardworking and polite children;
  • a Christian family where everyone feels valued;

    The successful candidate will:
  • strive to achieve the very best for all of our children;
  • motivate and inspire all children;
  • have a high degree of professionalism;
  • have an excellent subject knowledge, particularly in mathematics and English;
  • a solid understanding of the principles of effective teaching and learning;
  • have the commitment to contribute to all areas of school life including extra-curricular activities;
  • have the highest expectations and standards for behaviour;
  • have the highest expectations of learning and achievement and progress;
  • ensure that our children feel safe and happy;
  • build and maintain excellent relationships with the whole school community;

    Shortlisted candidates will be requested to teach a lesson week commencing 17th May 2021.
    Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be on Wednesday 26th May 2021.

    Due to the current Covid restrictions we are asking people to visit the school website as opposed to coming to look around the school.

    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
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Paediatric First Aid
  • Essential Experience
  • Successful teaching experience in a Primary School
  • Safeguarding training
  • Desirable Experience
  • Successful experience teaching in Key Stage 1.
  • Experience of leading a subject
  • Experience of leading worship
  • A Christian faith
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Please contact the Headteacher Jo Roberts if you would like an informal discussion.
    Please visit our virtual tour on the school website.

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application Form attached.
    Return completed forms to the Headteacher at 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.