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Halfpenny Lane J I & N School - Key Stage 1 Teacher

Halfpenny Lane, Pontefract WF8 4BW

Salary                                                    MPR/UPR dependent on experience

Hours                                                    Full Time

Required                                             1st September 2018 (1 year in the first instance)

Post Reference                                 P171

Suitable for an NQT

At Halfpenny Lane, you will be joining a welcoming, supportive and hardworking, committed team of Teachers and Support staff, in a vibrant and attractive working environment. We support each other and strive for the highest expectation ensuring our children receive the best possible learning opportunities.  As a proud member of Pontefract Academies Trust, we are looking for a practitioner who has incredibly high expectations of children’s learning and a clear understanding of assessment at all levels. You must positively promote inclusion, ensuring high-quality learning experiences for all children and have a commitment to raising pupils’ expectations and achievement.

In return, we can offer you a dynamic, friendly and ambitious school community, a supportive and forward- thinking leadership team, along with a close and rewarding relationship with other Pontefract Academies Trust schools in the area through network and close development with other colleagues. Because of these links we can offer the successful candidate a supportive and creative environment in which to work with our enthusiastic and willing pupils. Rated Good by Ofsted, Halfpenny lane is seeking high-quality staff to join us in providing the best possible outcomes for the pupils in school.

At Halfpenny, we want to provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum to make sure that our pupils, who are very engaged and friendly; children are given the best learning opportunities possible. 

Key skills and experience needed:

  • Ability to show initiative
  • Strong behaviour management
  • Communication Skills, feeding back on progress of the children
  • Professional behaviour
  • Enthusiasm and friendly approach

The successful candidate should possess excellent subject knowledge of the KS1 curriculum and at all times, they will maintain the welfare and safety of the children as their priority.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting the administration team on 01977 703270.





Completed application forms should be returned either by post to Lisa Dodgson, HR Manager, Pontefract Academies Trust, C/O St Mary’s Community Centre, The Circle, Chequerfield, Pontefract WF8 2AY or by emailing

Closing Date: 11am, Tuesday 22nd May 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone.  The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.