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Class Teacher

Full Time 27.5 hours per week

MPS 1 £23,719 to MPS 6 £35,008 / UPS 1 £36,646 to UPS 3 £39,406

The senior leaders and governors are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and committed teacher to join our motivated and supportive team in September 2019. Applications from NQTs and experienced teachers are most welcome.  Visits to the school are highly recommended on the following dates:

Thursday 28th February at 1.45pm, Monday 4th March at 9.15am, Tuesday 5th March at 11.00am and at 1.00pm and Wednesday 6th March at 3.00pm

We are looking for an excellent classroom teacher to provide a high quality learning experience for all children. You will need to be a team player who can work collaboratively with good interpersonal skills.

Middlestown Primary Academy is a friendly village school with well behaved, polite children who are eager to learn. We can offer a real sense of teamwork with hardworking, enthusiastic and supportive staff and governors.  The teaching post could be in any year group, dependent on the skills of the successful candidate.

Middlestown Primary Academy is a founding member of the Accord MAT, working in equal partnership with Horbury Primary, Horbury Academy, Ossett Academy and Accord Sixth Form.

If you would like to arrange a visit please telephone the school on 01924 278290 to make an appointment. Please also see the attached job description Class Teacher.  In accordance with the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009, if you are shortlisted for this post you will be required to declare that you are not Disqualified (or Disqualified by Association) from working within this setting.

Closing Date is Monday 11th March at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place week commencing the 18th March.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted, application forms can be downloaded below.  Please return all application forms to sbm@middlestown.wakefield.sch.uk or by post addressed for the attention of the Business Manager.


Application Forms and supporting information for you to download:-

Application Form for Teaching Staff

Application Form for Support Staff (Non Teaching)

Safeguarding Declaration to be completed with Application Form

Safeguarding Summary Information for all Candidates

Equal Opportunities Statement for all Candidates

Please do call our Business Manager on 01924 278290 should you have any questions, need special assistance or an application form by post and we will be able to help.  Please note all applications should be returned either by email to admin@middlestown.wakefield.sch.uk or to the Academy address, marked for the attention of the Business Manager.

Please do take the time to read our information regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service and the details regarding each post, both located in our vacancy section under the relevant heading.  Please note the safeguarding declaration must be completed by all prospective candidates and submitted with an application form.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

All candidates securing  employment at Middlestown Primary Academy wiill be subject to the following employment checks in order to confirm suitability to work with children and young people:-

  • The Barred List;
  • The Prohibited Order (National College for Teaching and Leadership) for teaching posts only;
  • An Enhanced DBS certificate.

As a prospective employee  you will need to be aware that since May 2013, standard and enhanced checks no longer disclose ALL cautions and convictions. Following a Court of Appeal ruling, the Government introduced a process of ‘filtering’.

‘Filtering’ is similar in its concept to the rehabilitation periods under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, instead of establishing what is ‘spent’ and so what doesn’t get disclosed on a basic check, ‘filtering’ establishes what doesn’t get disclosed on a standard or enhanced DBS check. In the first 3 months that it operated, 8,344 individuals had a conviction filtered, and 27,903 had a caution filtered.

Information that is filtered will be removed from a DBS check automatically the next time you apply for one. But it doesn’t get ‘removed’ or ‘wiped’ from police records. In practice, it means that if you’re applying for a job or role that involves a DBS check, you are legally entitled to withhold the details of anything that would now be filtered.

Cautions – Multiple cautions can be filtered, so long as the offences are eligible and the relevant time period has passed for each. Each caution is dealt with separately.

Convictions – Only single convictions that didn’t lead to a suspended or custodial sentence can be filtered, so long as the offence is eligible and the relevant time period has passed.

Please refer to the following link with regard to the filtering rules for record check certificates:-


Please refer to the following link with regard to the list of offences that will never be filtered from a DBS certificate:-


We will ask candidates at both the application stage and the interview stage to provide details of convictions and cautions but only those that we are legally entitled to know in line with the above guidance.

Please contact the Business Manager on 01924 278290, who will help and advise you, should you need further assistance.