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At Forest Park Primary School we SPARKLE and aim to provide the very highest education provision for all our pupils.

We currently have two vacancies at present:

  • Full time Year 3 Class Teacher to cover maternity leave.
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: TMS1 – TMS6 £22,917– £33,824
    Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon Friday 6th October 2017

Are you a passionate, supportive and positive teacher, who can inspire our children to enjoy and explore through innovative lessons?

  • Part time Teaching and Learning Assistant, temporary until 31/08/2018, term time – 15 hours
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: Level 4 £16,491 – £17,772 pro rata

    Actual salary: £5820.98 – £6273.15
    Closing date for applications: 12 noon  Friday 6th October 2017

Are you a passionate, supportive and positive Teaching Assistant with experience of working with pupils who have communication needs?  If so, this new position at Forest Park Primary School will enable the successful candidate to further strengthen our highly
supportive, inspirational education support team.

We are a dynamic, large inner city school for pupils from the ages of 3-11 and we pride ourselves on being unique.  We welcome a varied group of children from both Hanley and Cobridge, and as a consequence our school community includes many faiths, languages and cultures. Additionally we care for many children with a diverse range of special needs. We are looking to  recruit a teacher who can demonstrate high expectations, outstanding practice and enjoys a challenge to join our friendly and enthusiastic staff.

Our delightful children always demonstrate exemplary behaviour and are eager to learn, thriving in our nurturing environment.

Our children want; “Someone who has time for us, and knows each child” “A caring, loving teacher who supports us.” “Our teachers to be firm but fair.” “A happy, cheerful teacher, with a good sense of humour.”

Our school staff are an effective, caring and professional team. We all have high expectations of children’s behaviour, achievement and attitude. Should you be fortunate enough to join our team you will be expected to help and support our children in being well rounded individuals who strive to fulfil our school motto “be the best you can be.”

If you feel that you can enhance our vibrant, energetic school, we can offer you an excellent CPD programme, as well the opportunity to work with our welcoming staff and governing body.

We look forward to showing you around our school and receiving your application.

Class Teacher application information
Class Teacher Job Description
Person Specification Class Teacher
School Application form

Teaching and Learning Assistant application information
Teaching and Learning Assistant job description
Teaching and Learning Assistant person specification
School Application form

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and have been scheduled for 3.45pm on Thursday 28th September 2017.  Please contact the school office on 01782 234979 to book a place.

Closing date for all applications for the positions is:
Friday 6th October 2017 at 12.00 noon.
Shortlisting date is Monday 9th October 2017.

Interview date for the Teaching and Learning Assistant position is Friday 13th October 2017.
Observation and Interview date for the Class Teacher position is Wednesday 18th October.

Completed application forms should be marked Private and Confidential and returned to Miss S L Irving, Headteacher.

Alternatively, electronic application forms can be emailed to before the closing date.

All candidates securing an interview will be notified as soon as possible. Unfortunately the Governors are unable to reply to candidates who have not been short-listed for interview.

The school is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of the children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References are always sought prior to all interviews and identity and qualifications are verified during the interview process.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service which will require you to disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

DBS Checks

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Amendment Order 1986 and, as such, it will be necessary for a Submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions. Click here for further information.

Asylum and Immigration

To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 – List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at:


















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