Apply online CLASS TEACHER

Ref 191093
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2024 
Closing Date Noon 19/04/2024
Broadacre , Caton , Lancaster , LA2 9NH
Tel: 01524 770104
School website:
Roll: 72
The Governors of Caton Primary School are looking to appoint a talented and inspiring Reception Class teacher to join our friendly and dedicated team.  Caton Primary School is a thriving and successful primary school in the beautiful Lune Valley. We have four classes with a Reception class of just 15 children so this is a wonderful opportunity for the successful candidate to make a real difference to our youngest pupils, enabling them to get off to a flying start. 

Our learning environment is beautiful with a fantastic outdoor space, including our own forest. 

We are looking for:
  • a dynamic, creative, imaginative and inspirational teacher who will promote our school’s mission of learning with laughter
  • an excellent classroom manager who is highly organised
  • a strong team player who is able to build successful relationships quickly with pupils, staff and families
  • someone with a passion for Early Years and a good knowledge of continuous provision and learning through play
  • someone who the ability to use IT effectively within teaching and learning
  • a reflective practitioner who is always keen to learn and to take on professional development opportunities

    In return, we can offer:
  • a highly supportive and experienced governing body that is fully committed to the ongoing development of our school
  • a talented and dedicated staff team who look after each other
  • wonderful children who are enthusiastic learners
  • a friendly and welcoming ethos
  • opportunities to develop your leadership skills and talents / interests

    Please note that although this appointment is for Reception Class in the first instance, candidates must be willing to teach / capable of teaching in other classes.

    Visits are warmly welcomed to school on the following dates:
  • Tuesday 26th March at 9:30am
  • Wednesday 27th March at 4:15pm

    Please book your visit by calling the school office on 01524 770104.

    Our interview process is in two parts:
  • On Tuesday,  30th April at 4pm, we will invite shortlisted candidates to meet the selection panel. This will involve giving a short presentation and answering a few questions. 
  • Successful candidates will then be invited for part two on Thursday, 2nd May. This will involve a teaching session, a short task and a formal interview.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    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 2023, 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
  • Evidence of recent and relevant training applicable to the post

  • Essential Experience
  • Evidence of strong teaching in a primary school setting.
  • Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of support for pupils with Special Educational Needs. 
  • Experience of deploying teaching assistants effectively.
  • Experience of successfully using a range of behaviour management strategies.
  • Experience of assessment, tracking and target setting.

  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience of successful subject leadership.

  • Proposed Interview Date:

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Form attached to the advert. Return forms and letter of application (no more than 2 sides) to by noon on the closing date.

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