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  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    16 February 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    29 September 2023

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Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

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What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf in a Hearing Impaired Resource Provision within our thriving mainstream school to improve outcomes for our Deaf Children. This will be achieved by ensuring that children's needs are met within an inclusive environment and the key principles for inclusion are embraced. The role of the Qualified Teacher of the Deaf within Lower Darwen Primary School is to facilitate access and inclusion to ensure our children with Hearing Impairment reach their full potential.

The Qualified Teacher of the Deaf will:

  • teach in a Hearing Impaired resource base consisting of pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 2
  • demonstrate their ability to teach across the provision.
  • promote the successful inclusion and learning opportunities of deaf children within our setting
  • support mainstream staff to fully understand and meet the needs of deaf learners.
  • Demonstrate and promote high expectations
  • promote principles of good practice approaches for Hearing Impairment which are beneficial for all children
  • raise awareness of duties and expectations in line with the Equality Act (2010)
  • be able to use language assessments and utilise these effectively to support Communication, Language and Literacy skills.
  • work closely with a Speech and Language team and to be able to support and implement individual programmes.
  • communicate effectively with parents
  • collaborate effectively with colleagues from Sensory Service teams across a number of Local Authorities.
  • Candidates should have:
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Mandatory qualification in Deaf Education
  • an excellent teaching record.

What the school offers its staff

  • our Hearing Impaired Resource Base helps deaf students develop the communication skills, social skills and confidence required to achieve their full academic potential.
  • we are an auditory oral provision with a strong commitment to helping students develop their vocabulary, grammar and speech. This includes a regular visit from a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist who works closely with the HIRB to identify targets and develop programmes of study for individual students.
  • a working environment in which pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are happy to attend each day and they are proud of their school.
  • a very supportive staff team
  • pupils who are helpful, eager to learn and proud of their school
  • pupils, including those who attend the specially resourced provision for pupils with SEND (specially resourced provision), are confident, articulate ambassadors.
  • high expectations of what all pupils can achieve, regardless of their background or the challenges that they may face.

Further details about the role

We strongly recomend you visit our school in order to support your application. Please contact the school office at office@lowerdarwen.blackburn.sch.uk to arrange an appointment.


  • Pre-visits - 5th February to 9th February
  • Closing date - 16th February
  • Shortlisting - 20th February
  • Interviews - 26th February

Commitment to safeguarding

Lower Darwen Primary School is committed to our responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults as outlined in Working Together to Safeguard Children.
We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment.

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About Lower Darwen Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
379 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
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Lower Darwen Primary School provides education for children aged 4-11 and currently has 383 registered pupils. The school is a modern design and is situated in the village of Lower Darwen. The school has good road links and is close to J4 of the M65 and the main road into Blackburn.

The school has 10 mainstream classes and also has a resourced facility that caters for children from the Blackburn with Darwen area who have a hearing impairment.

The school building is set in spacious grounds and has two playgrounds, a newly installed Multi-games area and an enclosed garden. Lower Darwen Primary School also has a large playing field. The school provides its own lunch service, as well as providing out of school hours care through its Happy Days after school club and Rise and Shine breakfast club.

The school is also proud of its links with the local community. It has links with the church, universities and colleges.

Arranging a visit to Lower Darwen Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@lowerdarwen.blackburn.sch.uk.

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