Ref 183120
Grade MPS1-UPS3
Salary £25714 to £ 41604 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 03/01/2023  to return of the post holder 
Closing Date 12.00 noon 10/10/2022

Tel: 01772 743131
School website:
Roll: 212

The governors of Cop Lane CE Primary School are seeking to appoint an experienced and outstanding full-time teacher to cover a maternity leave for Year 1 from the 3rd January 2023. This is a temporary position until the return of the post holder.

The vacant post would be in Y1. We are looking foremost for an excellent classroom practitioner, who will make a positive addition to our vibrant and successful school.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a very successful classroom practitioner who is able to deploy a wide range of effective teaching strategies.
  • have a secure understanding of KS1, phonics and statutory assessment
  • be able to be an effective communicator and work effectively as part of a team
  • have an innovative and creative approach to teaching and learning
  • be willing to support and develop the Christian ethos of the school
  • ideally be able to lead a subject in school

    The school can offer:
  • opportunities to develop professionally
  • a proactive and supportive governing body
  • an ethos firmly based on Christian values
  • hardworking and polite children who are keen to learn
  • supportive and engaged parents

    Please note the requirement to have a faith reference is desirable only.

    Applications should be completed on the Blackburn diocese form attached to this advert. The accompanying letter should be a maximum of two sides of A4. Please state clearly the reasons for applying for the post, key stage strengths and curriculum strengths.
    Applications should be emailed to or posted to the school by 12.00 noon on Monday 10th October 2022.
    Teaching observations/ interviews will be held on Thursday 20th October.
    Opportunities to view the school are welcomed. Our virtual tour can also be accessed the website.

     Please contact Mrs F Bradley, the school bursar to arrange a viewing.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    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
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return 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.