Apply online TEMPORARY YEAR 1 TEACHER with a possibility of becoming permanent after 2 terms.

Ref 178026
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 1st January 2022  to 31st August 2022 
Closing Date 12 noon 25/11/2021
Woodgrove Road , Burnley , Lancashire , BB11 3EJ
Tel: 01282 427848
School website:
Roll: 212
Thank you for expressing an interest in the temporary Year 1 vacancy at St Stephen’s Church of England VA Primary School for January 2022. This is initially for two terms with a strong possibility of it becoming a permanent position. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and outstanding teacher to join our excellent team.

St Stephen’s is a one-form entry voluntary aided school comprising of seven classes and a nurture suite called ‘The Ark’. It is set in extensive well-maintained grounds overlooking the hills beyond Towneley Park in Burnley. We have plenty of opportunities for the children to learn outside, these include: an adventure playground, a large forest school, orienteering course, prayer gardens and a MUGA.

The successful applicant will be responsible for planning work and teaching a Year 1 class. Experience and knowledge of effective teaching of phonics and early reading is absolutely crucial for this role along with a wealth of ideas around provision and class organisation. Our school is a lovely place to work and has the Christian values at the heart of all we do. Our mission is to Learn, Grow and Achieve through God’s Love. Our children are a pleasure to teach and thoroughly enjoy coming to school. The whole of the St Stephen’s family has embraced our new curriculum and are enjoying the ‘launch’ days at the start of each half term.

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.

Shortlisting: Friday 26th November 2021 in the morning.
Observation of candidates teaching: Tuesday 30th November 2021 in the morning.
Interviews: Thursday 2nd December 2021 in the morning.
More Information can be found at
Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified Teacher status or equivalent
  • Degree/PGCE or equivalent
  • GCSEs or equivalent at grade C and above
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Other educational/professional qualifications
  • First Aid

  • Essential Experience
  • Experience of teaching in KS1
  • Evidence of providing excellent provision for all pupils achieving high standards of pupil progress
  • Experience of teaching phonics and early reading
  • Experience of setting up provision
  • Experience of measuring progress
  • Desirable Experience
  • Understanding and experience in using assessment data
  • Experience in leading a curriculum area
  • Experience of working with SEND pupils
  • Experience of engaging parents and working with the wider community
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Contact the headteacher Mrs Jo Roberts at

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return completed applications to The School Bursar, Mrs Carrie Ford at

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