Apply online KS1 TEACHER - 12 months Maternity Cover

Ref 178981
Grade MPR
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 17/04/2022  to 31/03/2023 
Closing Date 12 noon 02/02/2022
Cowtoot Lane , Bacup , OL13 8EF
Tel: 01706 874027
School website:
Roll: 284
Due to the upcoming maternity leave of one of our teaching staff, the Governors of Thorn Primary School are looking to appoint a KS1 Class Teacher to start on 17th April, on a maternity contract.

Thorn Primary school is a happy and caring school, with committed and hardworking pupils, staff and governors.  We work well as a team and have a drive to improve learning for pupils. Both experienced and newly qualified teachers are encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a practitioner who;
  • Relish the opportunity to be part of our school and community
  • Has high expectations of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Is an outstanding practitioner focused on the children's learning
  • Is creative and has the ability to inspire our children and staff

    We offer;
  • Excellent peer support and professional development
  • A wonderful environment that enriches the curriculum
  • Supportive governors

    The successful candidate will be well supported by the Headteacher and the wider staff and will become part of a committed and caring team.

    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 (teaching degree or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in Key Stage 1  (Experience can relate to teaching practice for NQT)
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • First Aid

  • Essential Experience
  • The qualities of a capable and effective teacher with excellent classroom practise
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaborively with colleagues
  • A sense of perspective, a good sense of humour and a good communicator
  • Flexibility
  • Experience of planning for other adults in the classroom
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are welcome on the afternoons of Monday 24th or Tuesday 25th January 2022. Contact 01706 874027 to arrange

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return completed applications 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.