Apply online CLASS TEACHER

Ref 185543
Grade MPS
Salary £28000 to £ 38810 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1.9.2023 
Hours full time per week
Closing Date 12 noon 23/03/2023
St Thomas Road , Lytham St Annes , Lancashire , FY8 1JN
Tel: 01253 722022
School website:
Roll: 204
St Thomas’ CE Primary school is a happy church school family and community.  We are situated a short walk from the beach at St Anne's on Sea and have the benefit of super outdoor spaces.   We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, positive and talented class teacher who can bring a creative approach and who plans carefully to ensure the very best progress and outcomes for all our children.  

We can offer:
  • Over 200 delightful children who are articulate, enthusiastic and kind
  • An inclusive Christian school with a “welcoming open culture” (Ofsted) and which gives “an overwhelming feeling of being part of a very special community” (SIAMS)
  • Strong relationships with parents, carers and the wider community
  • A caring, dedicated and creative staff team
  • A supportive and effective Governing Body
  • An opportunity to be actively involved in further developing our curriculum provision
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development.

    We are looking for someone who:
  • Has a passion for teaching and learning and is an excellent classroom practitioner, with high expectations of what each child is capable of achieving, and knows what it takes for every child to flourish, thrive and feel safe<
  • Has a solid understanding of the principles of effective teaching and learning and how this relates into everyday practice in the classroom
  • Is able to inspire and motivate all pupils and is committed to delivering an engaging curriculum and enhancing learning both in and out of the classroom  
  • Uses effective and sequential planning, ongoing assessment and adaptive teaching to ensure that every child makes good progress
  • Supports our positive, inclusive and creative ethos
  • Works well with others and builds positive relationships with children and their parents and carers
  • Shows determination, energy and ambition
  • Shows a willingness to contribute to the wider life of our school and offer provision which assists in developing the whole child by adding to our range of extra-curricular clubs.
  • Fully supports the Christian values of our school and our links with the Church and community.

    St Thomas’ welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds, and if you believe that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and personal qualities to join our school family, we invite you to make an application for the post.

    Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Thursday 23rd March
    Short-listing: Monday 27th March
    Proposed dates for observations: Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th April
    Proposed date for interview: Tuesday 2nd May 2023

    Please note that a faith reference is not essential for this position, but candidates must be able and willing to fully support the Christians ethos and Values of our Church of England School.

    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.

    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
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Essential Experience
  • Evidence of strong teaching in a primary school setting
  • Successful deployment of teaching assistants or other adults in the classroom to support learning
  • Desirable Experience

    Experience of using assessment, tracking and target setting

    Working with children with SEND, writing and using Individual Plans

    Experience of preparing children for external assessments e.g. End of Key Stage Assessments , phonics screening, multiplication check

    Subject Leadership experience

    Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits are welcomed. Please contact the school to arrange a visit on one of the dates and times listed: 01253 722022.
    Visits/tours of school: Monday 13th March 9.15 & 4.00pm and Friday 17th March – 9.15am & 3.30pm 

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Please complete the Blackburn Diocese application form which is attached to the advert. Return to
    Closing date: Thursday 23rd March at 12 noon. . Return forms to Closing date: 12 noon on Thursday 23rd March 2023

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