Apply online Upper KS2 YEAR 5 CLASS TEACHER

Ref 178286
Grade Main Scale
Salary £25714 to £ 36961 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 21/02/2022 
Closing Date 9am 01/12/2021
Haydocks Lane , Cottam , Preston , Lancashire , PR4 0NY
Tel: 01772 727053
School website:
Roll: 212
The Governing Board of Cottam Primary School wish to appoint an experienced, talented and enthusiast teacher to join our Upper Key Stage 2 team. The teacher we are seeking should have excellent organisational skills, high expectations and an energy and passion for teaching. We offer the opportunity for you to work with enthusiastic children who have a love for learning. We are a school where the children are at the heart of everything we do as outlined in our mission statement:
‘Children at the heart of our school, school at the heart of our community.’

If you think you can make a positive difference to the children in our school, then we would welcome your application.

We are looking for a candidate who will;
- Be an outstanding teacher with a proven record of excellent classroom practice
- Be an excellent and reflective practitioner who is passionate about teaching and learning
- Consistently demonstrate excellent, creative and challenging teaching
- Be cheerful and foster love of learning
- Have high expectations for children’s achievement, progress and behaviour
- Be passionate that every child can reach their full potential in all areas
- Someone who can inspire the school community
- Demonstrate the desire and enthusiasm to build upon the strengths of the school
- Play an active role in the life and work of the school
- Make a strong contribution to the development of subject leadership across the school
- Be committed to following safeguarding procedures and will do everything to keep our children safe and secure

We offer;
- Well behaved and happy children who are proud of our school
- A happy and welcoming school where everyone is valued
- Strong partnerships with parents, other schools and the local community
- Happy, committed, supportive and hard-working staff
- A strong supportive Governing Body with a clear vision for the future of the school
- A commitment to continuing professional development

Visits to the school are encouraged, please telephone Kellie Rainford, Headteacher, on 01772 727053
to have an informal chat or to come and visit the school.
More Information can be found at

Closing date for applications: 9am Wednesday 1st December 2021
Lesson Observations for shortlisted candidates: 8th & 9th December 2021
Proposed Interview date: Monday 13th December 2021

Please phone the school office on 01772 727053 if you wish to book an appointment to visit the school. Dates allocated for this are :
22nd November 1pm
25th November 9.30am
29th November 4pm

Rehabilitation 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.
Essential Qualifications
- Qualified Teacher Status
Desirable Qualifications
- First Aid Certificate
- Safeguarding Accreditation
Essential Experience
- Teaching within Upper Key Stage 2
- Ability to track pupil progress, analyse data and use data to inform next steps in teaching and learning.
- Be able to use a range of strategies to support children with SEN.
- Have used effective and positive behaviour management strategies to secure good behaviour.
- Demonstrate good communication and organisational skills.
Desirable Experience
- Teaching in more than one school across the primary phase
- Evidence of successful subject leadership.
- Safeguarding accreditation
Proposed Interview Date:

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

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