Job Vacancies

Welcome to our job vacancies page. Please see below our current list of vacancies.

Nursery Teacher- Maternity Cover


The Governors at Joseph Locke Primary School are seeking an outstanding Early Years teacher who is passionate about giving our youngest learners stimulating and exciting experiences whilst preparing them for life-long learning and success. We are looking for a teacher who has the determination and drive to make our children’s nursery experience a memorable one!


We are dedicated to the pupils and their families in our school and wish to appoint someone who shares our passion for providing our pupils with the best possible start on their school journey; someone who celebrates the exciting diversity of our local community and wants to see all of our children succeed.


We are looking for someone who can sustain the developments the children have already made in nursery and who will continue to engage the children in those wonderful first-hand experiences so important in making children smile. If you are passionate about teaching and you are looking for an exciting opportunity, we would love to hear from you!


The post is to cover maternity leave and is full time and temporary until February 2024.


Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified teachers.


We are looking for an inspirational and talented teacher, who is:

  • An excellent EYFS teacher who can support high quality provision, teaching and assessment in Foundation Stage.
  • A strong, exceptionally focused individual who understands the importance of language development in the early years and is dedicated to developing this.
  • Passionate about teaching, committed to delivering outstanding learning opportunities and be a practitioner that others can be inspired by.
  • Confident in maintaining a creative and stimulating curriculum and learning environment.
  • Enthusiastic and dedicated to enabling every child to fulfil their potential.
  • Has high expectations regarding pupils’ progress, achievement and behaviour.
  • Able to set and achieve high standards and expectations of learning, behaviour and care.
  • Willing to form strong professional relationships with other professionals and parents/carers.
  • Self-motivated and willing to make a significant contribution to pushing our school from good to outstanding.
  • Prepared to engage actively and fully with the wider life of school and the development of others.

In return we will offer you:

  • A chance to join a strong, highly skilled and committed staff with a commitment to ‘teamwork’ who are dedicated to school improvement.
  • Friendly, caring, hardworking pupils who are eager to learn and a wonderful local community
  • Excellent support mechanisms and opportunities for personal and professional development.
  • A well-resourced and stimulating environment.
  • Established links with our collaboration schools.


Visits to school are warmly welcomed.  Please contact Julie Morris (Co-Head teachers’ PA) to make an appointment.


Please note, applications are only accepted from candidates who have completed the Council’s Application Form, obtainable from and returnable to Julie Morris, Joseph Locke Primary School, Shaw Street, Barnsley S70 6JL or by email at  Copies of the application pack documents can also be downloaded from our website at


Closing date for applications:  1st December 2022 4pm

Shortlisting:  2nd December 2022

Interviews to be held :  6th December 2022


Please note you will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references, medical clearance and satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

School Meals Supervisory Assistant (SMSA) – Relief Posts

Grade 1: £9.50-£9.60 per hour  

Hours: 7 ½ hours per week (permanent) - Relief (as and when required
Start/finish time: 12 noon - 1.30pm

Required from: as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint to our already successful SMSA team.  We have a number of relief posts vacant.  The role requires you to have experience of working with or looking after children (ages 3 -11 year old), have excellent verbal and communication skills and the ability to encourage the children in constructive and co-operative play. You will be required to supervise children in Nursery, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 over the lunchtime period, in addition to working with children inside and outside the building, organising games, activities and the one-to-one supervision of children with special educational needs.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring children eat their packed lunch / school dinner
  • Escorting children from the dinner hall to playground
  • Supporting children in the classroom on indoor play days due to weather conditions
  • Liaising with teachers about behaviour or playtime incidents
  • Making sure all areas are safe for pupils to play
  • Cleaning dinner hall after lunch, cleaning tables, sweeping floor etc
  • Working both inside and outside the building
  • Organising games activities and encouraging children in constructive and cooperative play
  • One to one supervision of children with special educational needs

Applicants must have experience of looking after or working with children between the ages of 3 and 11, and be hardworking, reliable and trustworthy.

Application packs are available from, and returnable to, Ms Julie Morris, PA to Co-Headteachers, Joseph Locke Primary School, Shaw Street, Barnsley, S70 6JL or Please call  01226 729910 if you require any further details.

Application packs are also available by visiting our website

Please note for these posts you must complete the school’s standard application form available from our website or by contacting Julie Morris on the email address or telephone number above.  Unfortunately, CV’s are not accepted.

Please note for this post you will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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