Apply online TEACHER

Ref 185594
Grade MPR
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 01/09/2023  to 31/08/2024 
Closing Date Noon 22/03/2023
Cowtoot Lane , Bacup , OL13 8EF
Tel: 01706 874027
School website:
Roll: 280

The Governors and Headteacher of Thorn Primary School are looking to appoint a Class Teacher to start 1st September 2023, on a temporary contract basis, which could lead to a permanent position for the right candidate.

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;

  • Relishes 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 childrens 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.

    CLOSING DATE:   22nd March 2023
    INTERVIEWS:     Week commencing 27th March 2023

    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
  • Essential Qualifications
  • QTS (Teaching degree or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in Key Stage 2 (Experience can relate to teaching practice for ECT)
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • First Aid
  • Essential Experience
  • The qualities of a capable and effective teacher with excellent classroom practise
  • Good Interpersonal skills & the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • A sense of perspective, a good communicator & has a sense of humour
  • Flexibility
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience of planning for other adults in the classroom
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the school office on 01706 874027 to arrange

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return to Via email only 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.