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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    15 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term - September 2024 to August 2025

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for


*A range of recent teaching experience, either as a student or teacher (ideally in KS2)

*Experience of planning, delivering and assessing the National curriculum within the primary age range.

*A demonstrable record of exemplary classroom teaching.

*Experience of organising a high quality learning environment

*Experience of using data to track pupil progress and manage intervention


*Qualified teacher status

*Recent and relevant training/INSET


*A clear philosophy of primary education and proven ability to translate into practice.

*Commitment to equal opportunities for pupils and staff.

*Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

*Knowledge of current education issues and developments.

*Commitment and ability to raise standards for all pupils.

*Commitment to adopting a flexible approach

*Ability and willingness to implement school’s policies and procedures associated with managing pupil’s behaviour

*Be able to plan and deliver lessons that motivate, inspire and challenge children of all abilities to want to learn.

*Awareness of recent and forthcoming educational developments and their implications.

*Ability to lead a subject area across school.


*Ability to motivate and enthuse young learners.

*Ability to meet the needs of all learners.

*Ability to work as a member of a team.

*Ability to provide a stimulating classroom environment.

*Ability to work effectively with and manage the work of support staff.

*Enthusiastic, creative and committed approach to learning & teaching.

*Commitment to working in partnership with parents, governors and the community


*Willing to adopt a team approach.

*Commitment to implement whole school decisions and policies.

*Willing to contribute fully to the life of the school including supporting and developing extra-curricular activities.

*Commitment to the aims and ethos of a Church School

*Willingness to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note a conviction may not exclude candidates from employment but will be considered as part of the selection process.

What the school offers its staff

Birkenshaw CE(C) Primary School

Classteacher to work in Key Stage Two

(Fixed term from September 2024 to August 2025 initially)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join our established staff team. The children, staff and Governors wish to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated and capable teacher to play a key role in the development of our school.

Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School is a thriving, happy and popular school with an excellent reputation in the local community.

‘Leaders have created an exciting place to learn.’ We are a good school’ and ‘the pupils at Birkenshaw are very positive about their school. The well-being of pupils is at the heart of all the school does.’

(OFSTED April 2022)

We are a large and friendly staff team, who support each other’s professional development and we work closely with other schools in the area. We have spacious grounds with playgrounds, a ball court, adventure equipment, a woodland area, kitchen garden and a pond. We offer a wide range of curriculum enrichment opportunities as well as a variety of extra-curricular after school clubs.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

Applications are welcomed from both newly qualified and experienced teachers.

You can view further information on our school website at:


Applicants are warmly invited to visit the school. If you require further information about the role, or to arrange a visit, please contact the school on telephone: 01274 651232.

Visit dates: Thursday 18th April at 9:30am, Thursday 18th April at 4:00pm, Monday 22nd April at 1pm

Closing date: Friday 26th April

Shortlisting: Monday 29th April Interviews: Wednesday 8th May

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Birkenshaw Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
454 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01274 651232

Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School

At Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School, we care.

The Christian value of caring underpins all that we do at Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School. All people involved within our school community feel cared for, while, at the same time, being caring themselves.

At Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School we teach, offer and accept care. We know that many different values make up a pupil within our school and we believe that none of these values can be achieved without caring. Our Christian value of care will support and guide you to: have the best possible education; enjoy your time in school; better yourself and help you to make the world a better place.

Birkenshaw C.E. (C) Primary School is a voluntary controlled school for children currently aged 3 – 11 years in Kirklees Local Authority. In September 2013, we completed the reorganisation to change from a First School to a full Primary School with a Nursery.

The school has an extensive and attractive site, which includes a well-established wildlife conservation area, including a pond and mature woodland, a kitchen garden, mud kitchen, a ball court and purpose designed play areas.

The Key Stage Two building comprises four classrooms, a technology Suite, an Art/DT Room which is also home to our Breakfast and After School Clubs, a hall, a library, the Headteachers’ and administrative offices. The classrooms are self-contained units with their own cloakrooms and toilet facilities and direct access to outside teaching spaces and play areas.

The Station Lane building is home to the children in Years 3 and 4. The Year 5 and 6 children have their own modular building which is self-contained. Our Nursery is housed in its own modular building, adjacent to the Reception classes.

The younger children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) are based in the Key Stage One building, which dates from the early 1970s. It has six semi open-plan classrooms with shared areas, together with a hall, a library, a small group room, the staffroom and staff workspaces. Our fully refurbished and modernised kitchen is located in this building and the hall becomes the school dining room at lunchtimes.

There are two mixed ability classes in each year group, and teachers plan together. We are committed to enriching the curriculum - themed days and weeks are a regular feature of school life, as are visits by theatre groups and professional artists and musicians, and visits to places of interest both within and outside the local area. A wide range of extra curricular clubs are also on offer.

We have a strong environmental focus and hold the Eco Schools Green Flag Award and Fair-Trade School Status. We also place great importance on cultural awareness in education, and caring for the community around us.

We are proud of our high standards in IT, with children from Reception to Year 6 currently receiving specialist teaching once a week.

Our Christian Ethos is at the heart of everything we do, and we have a close relationship with our parish church. We have a tradition of fundraising for charities through various fun activities.

We have a large and friendly staff team and, because we have a number of separate buildings, work hard to ensure that a whole school ethos and approach is maintained. We are committed to ongoing staff development and supporting staff and pupils’ emotional wellbeing is a priority for everyone in our school community.

Our children are a pleasure to teach and we have active School and Eco Councils and our Care Crew are activity involved in supporting pupil’s emotional wellbeing. Pupils undertake a variety of jobs around school. We also hold the Investors in Pupils Award.

‘At Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School, we care’

Arranging a visit to Birkenshaw Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head.birkenshawprimary@kirkleeseducation.uk.

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