Primary Teacher (Maternity Cover) vacancy at Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Salary: £25,714.00 - £41,604.00
Job Type: Full Time
Contact Name: Mrs N Metcalfe
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 06/06/2022 10:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Teacher
Interview Date: 13/06/2022
Start Date: 01/09/2022
Contracted Term: AYR - All year around
Contracted Hours: 32.50
Contracted Weeks: 52.00
Department: Teaching
Pay Grade: MPS/UPS

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0150

Required for September 2022

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust, comprising of eight schools, six primary schools and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Primary Teacher to join the team at Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School on a maternity cover contract. The candidate will be responsible for securing outstanding outcomes for pupils through outstanding provision, and demonstrating high quality teaching to ensure pupils can make accelerated progress.

This role is 1 FTE, fixed term maternity cover contract with a start date of 01 September 2022 and an end date of 26 May 2023. These dates may be subject to change.

The Trust can offer:


  • hard working and highly committed staff.
  • a supportive Trust as your employer.
  • motivated, well behaved pupils.


We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:


  • has a passion for helping pupils thrive and meet their full potential.
  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils.
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative.
  • has experience of working in a similar specialist area.


For more information or to discuss or arrange a potential visit please contact the school on 01977 703270 or via email at

Completed application forms should be returned via the Face-Ed system no later than 10am on Monday 06th June 2022.

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. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.

File Attachments

File Name Description
P_Primary Teacher Job Description JD & PS (2021_09_23 V1).pdf Primary Teacher Job Description & Person Specification
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working for Us Booklet

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
Degree in a relevant subject
Qualified Teacher Status