• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    21 May 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£38,690 - £45,521

Job summary

In partnership with the local authority, Blackthorn Primary School will be opening a special unit provision from the 1st September 2021 that will support EYFS and KS1 children who have an EHCP where Social, Emotional, Mental Health is the prime areas needing support. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and inspirational individual to join our senior leadership team, and have an instrumental role in establishing this brand-new provision for vulnerable children.

Do you have patience and can you stay positive in the face of adversity? Can you empathise with the feelings of children and young people in crisis and help them reframe their thoughts and behaviours? Do you want to change lives?

Working with children who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs is as demanding as it is rewarding, and if challenge and continuous learning whet your appetite, then you have a great opportunity to gain fulfilment and progress in your professional development. A deep concern for and understanding of children and young people and a desire to lead and motivate staff will be essential. A commitment to safeguarding is also paramount.

We are looking to recruit a talented lead teacher to join us in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. The nature of our school means that we tailor learning to the individual needs of our children and as such, we seek out teachers who are creative, flexible and highly organised. We are open to any preferred specialism.

Additional allowances

Salary range is UPS1 to L2 plus SEN TLR

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
266 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
01604 407254

About Blackthorn Primary School

Located on the Eastern district of Northampton, Blackthorn is currently a one-form entry primary school with a nursery. 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

If you would like to know more about our school or have any questions about the role we encourage you to get in touch and come to meet us. As a new project, you are welcome to look at our architect’s plans, have a tour of the site and meet the staff to discuss this amazing new provision and all its potential. We genuinely care about our staff, their well-being and their professional development: we are a happy team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice.

School location

Waingrove, Northampton, NN3 8EP

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