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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    29 May 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Full or part-time time considered. Part time Full or part-time time considered

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6

What skills and experience we're looking for


Good Honours Degree

First Class Degree

Successful classroom teaching experience within primary school (of at least two years duration)

Knowledge and experience of teaching phonics

Knowledge of the Education Acts and other relevant legislation

An in-depth understanding of, and commitment to, the teacher standards

Practical understanding of high quality learning and teaching strategies.

Understanding of the importance of personal, social and emotional aspects of learning.

Understanding of how to combine a creative, engaging curriculum with high expectations of standards.

A track record of delivering high academic outcomes in the classroom

Knowledge and understanding of evidence-informed strategies to raise standards and progress

First-hand experience of planning, assessing within the new National Curriculum

Competent use of technology for planning and assessment.

Experience of using Office365

Understanding of the role played by parents and the community as a whole in raising standards

Experience of working directly with parents and others to raise standards and involvement with the wider and local community

Ability to establish and develop effective relationships within the school community, including:

  • Teaching Colleagues
  • Support Staff
  • Governors/Trust Directors
  • Parents

Ability to manage difficult conversations and experience of working cohesively and contributing towards building a team ethos

Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally

Prompt completer of tasks

Flexible and approachable

Resilient under pressure

Able to deal sensitively with people and resolve conflicts

Positive and energetic approach to work

An energetic approach to the role and responsibilities

Demonstration of a growth mindset

Education Philosophy

A commitment to raising achievement through partnership with parents, Schools’ Services and the community.

A determination to ensure the curriculum is adapted regularly to meet the needs of individuals in line with the school’s ethos

A commitment to developing the curriculum and learning delivery to meet the needs of future generations and the skills they will need.

What the school offers its staff

Northampton Primary Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community.

We're looking for a Class Teacher, ideally with 2 years classroom teaching experience to join our primary school in September 2023.

Further details about the role

We have recently received a grading of 'good' from Ofsted.

Commitment to safeguarding

Nothing is more important than keeping all our children safe, especially the most vulnerable. The NPAT Partnership is fully committed to ensuring that children with SEND, those eligible for Pupil Premium funding
and other vulnerable groups are able to achieve as highly as possible. Schools within the partnership will have the most rigorous and updated procedures and policies which help keep children in our care safe. We will ensure that all vulnerable groups of children achieve highly, when compared to their peers nationally.

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About Blackthorn Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
233 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number

Located on the Eastern district of Northampton, Blackthorn is a one-form
entry primary school with a nursery and special provision. Our school is driven by a passion to provide educational excellence for the children in our community.

The children at Blackthorn are polite, respectful and keen to learn. Our team of dedicated staff
believe that children achieve their best in a safe, secure and happy school community and we
work hard to make sure this is the case for our learners every day. We strongly believe that
good relationships between people in our school community are essential in securing success for your child, as such, an effective partnership between home and school will benefit your child’s learning. We are proud to be a member of Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT) with whom we work closely to provide opportunities for our children to broaden and enrich their time at primary school through the arts, sport and wider curriculum.

Arranging a visit to Blackthorn Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email samchambers@blackthornprimary.net.

School location

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