Ref 183162
Grade Main Pay Scale
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/01/2023 
Closing Date 12 noon 07/10/2022
Hartley Avenue , Accrington , BB5 0NN
Tel: 01254 234924
School website:
Roll: 166

The Headteacher and Governors of St Oswald's RC Primary & Nursery School are looking to appoint an inspiring, conscientious and enthusiastic teacher in our Nursery Class. The successful candidate will demonstrate high expectations for our children's learning and behaviour and will be committed to overcoming social disadvantage. 

The Governors are looking for someone who is/can/will:

  • A proven outstanding and creative EYFS/Nursery teacher with a passion for teaching Early Years pupils
  • Is able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Early Year's framework and how children learn
  • Effectively lead a team of committed and experienced Teaching Assistants
  • Inspire children to have a love of learning
  • Committed to and able to support the school's distinctive Catholic ethos
  • Have high expectations of academic standards; pupils' achievement and their behaviour
  • Able to plan creatively and accurately assess pupils
  • Able to address the needs of all pupils, including more able and SEN pupils, ensuring progress for all
  • Have strong inter-personal skills to effectively communicate with staff, parents and children

    In return we can offer you:
  • An opportunity to work with happy, enthusiastic children
  • A friendly and supportive environment
  • A Leadership team and Governing Body who are committed to school improvement
  • Dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic staff
  • A well resourced Nursery environment
  • A commitment to your personal and professional development This post is not suitable for ECTs.

    Shortlisting will take place on Monday 10th October.
    Interviews will take place on Tuesday 18th October.

    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.

    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.
    More Information can be found at
  • Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Graduate with teaching degree or equivalent qualification

  • Essential Experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Sound understanding of the distinctive nature of the Catholic school
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EYFS Framework 2021 and the National Curriculum
  • Experience of teaching nursery aged children
  • Have high expectations of pupils
  • Experience of working with support staff in the classroom
  • 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.