Farsley Farfield Primary School


Teacher vacancies

We are seeking 2 exceptional teaching candidates to start or develop their career with us at Farsley Farfield: a superb place to work, with amazing grounds, wonderful children and fantastic colleagues. 

Post 1

KS2 maternity cover, full-time, for 1-year from September 2024

Post 2

Permanent, full-time infant teacher: Nursery to Year 2, to start in September 2024

We are a large, popular ‘good’ school with an intake of 60 and approximately 450 pupils on roll (including up to 52 nursery children).  We have two buildings (infant and junior) and huge school grounds.  Our children are lovely and they work hard.  We are proud of each of them and their varied achievements. We are a very inclusive school and a positive attitude and skills in meeting special educational needs will be needed. Our staff team is very hard-working, and they combine this with flair and imagination.  We work closely in year group teams and support and help each other.

Academic standards are generally good and sometimes very good.  We have a rich and engaging curriculum and make huge use of educational visits with access to a number of minibuses. We have a large number and wide range of extra-curricular clubs  We are strong in sports generally but would welcome even more expertise.

Our wonderful and extensive school grounds give plenty of scope for environmental work. We also have a unique ‘Farfield Farm’ resource including polytunnels, raised beds, chickens, pigs, bees, a farm classroom, and a 60-tree orchard. If you have particular strengths or interests in environmental education or horticulture, this would be a good place to work!  In 2017 we were awarded the title of national Healthy School of the Year by the TES in recognition of our work around food production, cooking, healthy eating, sports and physical activity.

We are looking for an exciting teacher to start or further their career with us.  S/he will need to have a good sense of humour and a commitment to working with others.  Crucially, s/he will have a passion for children’s learning and very good classroom practice.  We expect very strong IT skills to make the best use of the school’s strong ‘e-learning’ culture and infrastructure.  (Our junior children have 1:1 Chromebook deployment to support learning in school and at home.) We would hope for additional skills or particular interests in the Music or Computing curricula, but this is not essential. In return, Farsley Farfield Primary School will do its very best to value and develop you professionally.  We will provide a rewarding and supportive working environment.

Please have a look at our wonderful class blogs for more information and to get a ‘feel’ for our school. We also welcome visits to the school at 4 pm on Wednesday 24th April – please email office@farsleyfarfield.org.uk if you would like to join this one-hour tour and chat.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 30th April 2024. If you are successful in the short-listing process, you will be invited to attend for interview during the week commencing 6th May 2024. You will be asked to deliver a short lesson as part of the final selection process.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Farsley Farfield promotes diversity and wants a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.  Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check and all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check and satisfactory references.

Please see our recruitment policy statement below.

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