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Class Teacher

Education - School


Higher Failsworth Primary


Stansfield Road, Failsworth, Manchester M35 9EA

Tel: 0161 681 2645



Class Teacher required for September 2021 in LKS2


Higher Failsworth is a larger than average school with approximately 420 children (with 14 currently on EHC plans) and 50+ staff. It is a large building with many original features (it is 104 years old) which has been adapted so that space is used creatively. Higher Failsworth is within the borough of Oldham but it’s location means it is ideally suited to candidates living in the Greater Manchester area, being very close to Manchester city centre, motorway networks (school is 5 minutes from M60), bus routes and a Metrolink station.

Our school serves a richly diverse community and we do our utmost to ensure that each child is given every opportunity to learn and succeed.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an outstanding teacher committed to achieving the highest possible standards.
  • Is an individual with drive and ambition to work as part of a committed staff team in order to achieve the best outcomes for our children.
  • Has good organisational skills.
  • Has the ability to create a well-managed, stimulating and effective learning environment for children.
  • Is a reflective practitioner who accepts and relishes a challenge, and is willing to engage in all aspects of school life.

What’s special about HFPS?

  • We are a warm and welcoming school community.
  • We have amazing children from a range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • We are committed to providing an education that aims for high standards but supports a child to be ready
  • for life.
  • We are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the whole community and are
  • supported by the service Place2Be.
  • We have a Speech and language room and employ a Speech and Language therapist.
  • We have a dedicated Safeguarding and Pastoral team to provide support for families around induction to school and familiarisation if new to the country, parenting as well as safeguarding and support for looked after children.
  • We have fabulous outdoor areas for outdoor learning including a wooded area with a firepit, a polytunnel and raised beds for growing flowers, fruit and vegetables and a large sports field.
  • We have a Sensory room and run a sensory club before school.
  • We have achieved the Sainsbury’s school games Platinum award– we offer a wide range of sports and activities.
  • We have a cooking room.
  • We have a commitment to music & drama. All the children learn a musical instrument in KS2 and we have a whole school Choral speaking festival each year. We have a fixed stage with a sound and lighting system.
  • Every year group performs a play / musical each year.

Whatever your interests are, you can use and develop them here.

See job description and person specification for further information. For further information please contact Mrs Sam Forster via email on:


Applicants should demonstrate how they meet the criteria in the person specification and state their particular areas of interest and expertise in their supporting statement.

Only accurate and fully completed applications will be considered. This includes a full history with no gaps.


Please send completed electronic applications to:

Job Description and Person Specification.pdf
Application Form.doc


Closing Date: 24th June 2021 at midnight

Shortlisting: 25th June 2021

Interview: Wednesday 30th June 2021

Start date: 1st September 2021


Higher Failsworth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory references and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Application forms should be returned to Mrs Samantha Forster by email to:

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working hours

full time

application deadline

11 59 pm

24th Jun 2021

Due to planned system maintenance between:

Thursday 18th June at 17:30 to Monday 22nd June at 09:00

You will not be able to apply for this vacancy.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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