Why join us?
Are you thinking about your first teaching position or are you wanting to change schools to progress your career or even to find a school that better suits you? Do you believe that all children should leave school feeling like they can achieve anything they desire?
Then you need to consider a career at Blackfield Primary School, where we 'Make Learning Irresistible'.
As with any career, you should find out as much information as possible, hopefully this website will give you an insight the ethos of our school. We encourage people to visit our school to get a real feel for what working here is like, even if we haven't got an active vacancy. If you are interested in a tour then please contact the school admin team on:
Here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider a career at the Inspire Learning Partnership at Blackfield Primary School:
We are a three-form entry primary school which means we have a large staff team who are very experienced. We can offer support and development in any area of teaching and learning. Also, we offer staff the opportunity to join leaders in conducting educational research projects to continue to ensure we are at the forefront of current practice.
We pride ourselves on being able to grow future leaders in education. Whether you want to be an excellent subject leader, outstanding teaching coach or future leader, we develop everyone.
80% of our current leadership team started out as NQTs at Blackfield Primary and several others have moved on to be leaders at other school.
If you’ve got the passion and desire, then we can help you in your career.
At Blackfield we firmly believe that primary school is all about having rich experiences. We offer our children a wide variety of trips, residential visits for all of KS2 and amazing experiences within school as well.
Not only the children though, we also encourage our staff to get involved with amazing experiences and also offer opportunities for teachers to go on teaching excursions at international schools.
Innovation is one of our seven values and we live and breathe it! Our staff are encouraged to be highly innovative in the way they teach and we foster a risk-taking culture at Blackfield. In recent years our staff have been responsible for incorporating our own radio station, redesigning every classroom to have ‘white-board walls’ and even getting rid of an ICT room, moving the tech into EVERY class so the children can access our flipped-learning videos.
Quite simply, our children are awesome! Our children thrive in our nurturing and engaging environment and leave our school believing they can achieve ANYTHING! I don’t know a good teacher who wouldn’t want to be responsible for having that impact on a child’s life.
Here are our weekly VIPs in their gold jumpers, at their Tea-Party.
At Blackfield Primary, we believe that Sport and other Extra-Curricular Activities are vital in encouraging our children to develop socially and physically. We offer a huge range of opportunities both in school hours and after school, with a focus on everyone participating.
We have also been awarded the prestigious Platinum Kite Mark award for excellent sport participation for the last three years in a row. If you’re passionate about sport than Blackfield is the place to be!
Ofsted visited us in September 2017 and recognised as a ‘good’ school again. Our children achieve above the National standard across all subjects and make good progress in comparison to similar schools nationally. We believe that all children should leave primary school ready for the next stage of their education and are ready to follow any dream they desire.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best education for our children, we extended our school day by 25 minutes in 2017. This results in us being able to extend our school holidays throughout the year by ten days, meaning you not only get a two week break in the October half term (where holidays are cheaper), but also several long weekends throughout the year.
Great Staff Team
Not only all of this, but we have a great staff team at Blackfield Primary. Our teachers, LSAs, admin team, site team and support staff are all really friendly, making school an enjoyable place to be and we often have social events going on. Whether it’s nights out on the town, drinks down the local or our weekly Friday Breakfast club, it’s a really sociable place. And how could I forget, the annual Christmas pantomime we put on for the children is always a good laugh for everyone.
And yes, we also have our own Harry Potter Knight Bus!