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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: Full time Monday to Friday

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to M6

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for


To have experience of working in a specialist provision or special school

Experience of EHCPs

To have good curriculum knowledge across other key stage(s) as well as the one relevant to this role

To have experience and success of teaching and supporting pupils with a variety of learning needs and tracking their progress through school based assessment systems

To have a good knowledge of current educational developments relevant to the key stage(s) and the curriculum

Knowledge of data recording systems

Understanding of OFSTED

To have strong organisational and time-management skills and the ability to delegate appropriately

To have a commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

To have a good knowledge of how to incorporate ICT into teaching and learning programmes and be competent in using a range of ICT programmes

Be a positive and supportive role model and team player

Ability to empathise and cope with demands of challenging pupils

To be able to think creatively and imaginatively to anticipate and solve problems and identify opportunities

To be able to work professionally and sensitively with parents/carers and other agencies

To be able to embrace change and think flexibly in response to changing legislation

What the school offers its staff

We are committed to developing the best working practices for our staff and ensure that staff working conditions, workload and well-being are at the heart of our thinking.

Our NPAT Staff Pledge shows our ongoing commitment to our workforce and we try to ensure that anyone working in an NPAT schools can expect:

  • A fair and reasonable workload.
  • High quality training and CPD opportunities that meet the needs of individual members.
  • A fair pay and reward package at least equal to the national agreement for teachers, and the Local Authority pay scale for support staff.
  • Support and incentive to ensure positive well-being.
  • Higher priority placement in the school that you work at for the admission of staff children.

NPAT is committed to providing the most innovative, creative and inclusive education possible. We pride ourselves on high expectations and outcomes for our children through a curriculum which is aimed at nurturing the whole child academically and personally.

We are committed to the personal and professional development of our staff, offering innovative, collaborative and supportive approaches to training and development courses in priority areas. We are always keen to hear about the professional needs of our staff, so please feel free to let us know of any areas that you feel we could support you with.

NPAT always aims to be at the forefront of the latest educational thinking and research, including our current work on curriculum development which will provide clarity to teachers about wider curriculum content so that their valuable time can be spent concentrating on delivery and personalising this to meet the needs of their learners. We aim to work with the very best educational researchers and give our staff every opportunity to hear the latest research evidence tied in to our education strategy and priorities.

Further details about the role

We strongly recommend that any interested candidate spends some time with us in our Treetops provision. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the staff and children while getting to know our provision, ethos and values. Please contact the school office to arrange all visits to the school. We would love to see you!

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
01604 407254

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.

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