17 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    30 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    29 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022)
Teacher Main Pay Scale

Job summary

Role: Temporary Full-Time Class Teacher
Dates: 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022
Pay Range: Main Pay Scale

We are looking to appoint either a candidate who either has experience in teaching or an
NQT. The successful candidate will play a key role in maintaining our outstanding outcomes in
both attainment and progress.

We are seeking to appoint a teacher who:
* A passionate, nurturing and inspirational and innovative teacher with the potential to
become part of an outstanding teaching team.
* An excellent classroom manager who is well organised and committed to providing all
pupils with a creative and stimulating learning experience.
* A team member who can develop excellent relationships with all members of our
whole school community.
* Has a high standard of professionalism, a commitment to the development of the ethos
of our school and a determination to continuous improvement.
* Providing a challenging curriculum and supporting children to exceed their
expectations with the ability to inspire, motivate and support our pupils.
* Is committed to the highest standards of learning, teaching, planning with knowledge
of the Key Stage 1 and Key stage 2 Curriculum, including the both internal and
statutory assessments.
* Has a genuine love of working with children and is committed to the development of
the whole child in an inspiring and inclusive environment.

Blacko Primary School will provide:
* A strong school that provides all pupils with a creative and stimulating education.
* Polite, hardworking and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn.
* An ambitious, happy and vibrant place to work with a family of supportive colleagues
who are committed to promoting a warm and friendly atmosphere.
* A supportive working culture that focuses on challenging and stretching pupils¿ learning
and high expectations for all children.
* Supportive governors and a senior leadership team that believes in distributive
* An active school community with supportive parents.
* Excellent professional development opportunities.

Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

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 www.gov.uk/dbs or alternatively a copy is available on request. The Pennine Trust 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.

Applying for the job

If you do decide to apply, please complete and return the application form, together with a letter of application of not more than two sides of A4 in font size 11/12, noting the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 30th April 2021.

Proposed Interview Date: Wednesday 19th May 2021.

Proposed Induction Days: Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May 2021.

In your letter of application please include:
How your skills and experiences have prepared you for this post.
Concise information about the contribution you have made to your current school/academy to date and an assessment of the impact of your work on raising standards.
What you personally would bring to the Blacko Primary School.
How you would contribute to the wider life of the school.

Please note we accept electronic applications via head@blacko.lancs.sch.uk Please be aware we cannot accept responsibility for missent or late applications.

If you are called for interview, you will be asked to sign a paper copy of your application to ensure the declaration requirements are complete.

We are happy to discuss the role over the telephone and/or organise a visit to the school before you make an application. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school at office@blacko.lancs.sch.uk or telephone on 01282 616669.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
102 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Blacko Primary School

School Vision and Ethos:

Be Respectful. Be Kind. Be Extraordinary.

‘From tiny seeds, mighty trees will grow’
Blacko Primary School strives to provide a vibrant, nurturing and aspiring environment where individually our children can thrive both academically and personally. An educational family whereby children’s imaginations are ignited, and opportunities stretch, develop and inspire a life-long thirst for learning.


At Blacko, we endeavour to provide this by:
• Ensuring a safe learning environment
• Providing a high-quality, broad and balanced curriculum
• Upholding outstanding standards of behaviour
• Providing a family-feel nurturing and caring environment
• Develop self-belief, resilience and determination to succeed
• Creating opportunities for all abilities to try new things and make discoveries
• Embracing new technology
• Promoting logical and creative thinking skills
• Encouraging independence, democracy and responsibility
• Promoting curiosity and enthusiasm
• Encouraging mutual respect for others
• Working with and learning from others

All of this is achieved while working in collaboration to fully develop strong and positive partnerships with parents and the wider community.

‘Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain the same’

School Context:

Blacko Primary School is a good school with an excellent local reputation. We are set in a rural position in East Lancashire. From all directions, we have views of rolling countryside, with Pendle Hill in the distance. The village of Blacko is well known throughout Lancashire because of Blacko Tower. It was built around the same time as the school and is a focal point for miles around.

There are 104 pupils on roll and we are pleased to be continually oversubscribed. Our ethos is to develop young people with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others. We strive to create confident and well-educated children with our core values of Be Respectful. Be Kind. Be Extraordinary at their centre in an environment where they will have the opportunity to create lasting memories of a wonderful start to their education.

We are proud of our dedicated and committed staff who strive to: provide a vibrant, nurturing and aspiring environment where individually our children can thrive both academically and personally. An educational family whereby children’s imaginations are ignited, and opportunities stretch, develop and inspire a life-long thirst for learning.

Arranging a visit to Blacko Primary School

Please contact the school office to arrange, 01282 616669 or office@blacko.lancs.sch.uk

School location

Blacko Primary School, Gisburn Road, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6LS

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