Savile Park Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan

Current Vacancies


Savile Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Halifax.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosures and Barring Service Check.

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In addition to this we are in two fabulous  building with excellent facilities. Look at our web site to see more information about our school– there is always lots going on and you will be amazed at how much our children do and achieve.

Recruitment at Savile Park

We follow a safer recruitment protocol at school for the recruitment of staff for both paid work and volunteers. This extends throughout the recruitment process but also in the ethos we embed with all people working within our school that all our children and staff/ volunteers have the right to be safe and feel safe in our school.

Current vacancies

Permanent class teacher: EYFS, KS1 or KS2 from September 2019

The governors of Savile Park Primary would like to appoint a permanent class teacher. Applications from NQTs and experienced teachers are equally welcomed.

We can offer you

  •  friendly, well behaved children who thoroughly enjoy their learning
  •  a lively team of colleagues who always strive for excellence and relish professional discussion
  •  a commitment to high quality professional development at all stages in your career
  •  a highly inclusive school
  •  fantastic job satisfaction knowing that you will really make a difference to children’s lives.

We are looking for a hardworking

  • an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who shares our vision and values
  • a team player who can establish good working relationships with staff, pupils and parents/carers
  • who has high expectations in terms of behaviour and attitudes to learning.
  • someone skilled in supporting children’s progress through a creative and personalised approach to learning.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by prior arrangement with the headteacher, Mrs Jane Boylan. Please contact Miss Samantha Harkin to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Completed application forms should be returned to quoting post reference number.

Savile Park Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

Closing date: 12:00pm on Tuesday 30th  April 2019 – Interviews: Week commencing Monday 6th May 2019

Please return completed form with a job description & personnel specification to the Directorate of Schools and Children’s Services, Personnel Team, Northgate House, no later than 12 noon on Wednesday one week prior to publication.

Job Description – MPG Teacher Sept 2019

Personal Spec – MPG Teacher Sept 2019

Paid employment

All our paid jobs are advertised either on recruitment website, our web site or locally depending on the role.

When applying for any job at Savile Park you must complete the relevant application form, CVs will not be accepted. If you have any gaps in your employment you must ensure you give details about why.

Please refer closely to the person specification of the role you are applying for when completing the knowledge / skills and experience section of the application form, giving details of how you meet the person specification with specific examples.

We require two referees for all roles, it is your responsibility to ensure these are provided and will be able to give a reference. Please give an email address for your referee as it makes contact easier.

Jobs will only offered following a comprehensive selection process which will include activities as well as an interview. All offers are subject to receipt of satisfactory referees, evidence of qualifications and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

All paid employment is subject to a probationary period where we review your skills, knowledge, attitude and attendance.

Volunteers / placements

We welcome applications for volunteers and placements. If you are at college / university and wish to do your placement here as part of your course you need to email school directly stating the name of the course, reason for placement, duration and why you would like your placement at Savile Park.  We will contact your college to verify the need for your placement and that they recommend you as a suitable candidate in school. We will then invite you into school for an informal interview. You must have an enhanced DBS completed by your university / college for your course prior to being able to start your placement.

We consider volunteers who are not studying as we recognise that some people need work experience or are considering a career change and want to try it out first. In this situation you need to complete a volunteers application form and provide information regarding why you want to volunteer at Savile Park  primary school. You need to provide two referees who will contact prior to your interview. You will also need to complete an enhanced DBS with school as our governors have decided that for all placement / volunteers an enhanced DBS must be in place prior to the placement starting.

All volunteers / placements have an induction to school which covers our behaviour expectations, child protection etc.

Volunteers / placements complete a placement agreement contract and confidentiality agreement. We reserve the right to end any placements / volunteers without notice.

We welcome applications from year 10 work experience.

Please note we do not always accept placements from ex Savile Park Primary School pupils because we want work experience for year 10/12 pupils to be a meaningful insight into work; returning to the familiar environment of your old primary school, with a great many of the same teachers and staff, does not provide a realistic ‘snapshot’ of a professional environment. We believe that, if you are keen to experience work in an educational setting, it would be much more beneficial to get an insight into a different environment so you learn that each school is unique

When we receive your application form we will consider it and request a reference from your tutor. We will then invite you in for an informal interview and induction prior to the start of your placement.