Blackhorse Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All staff employed to work at the school are required to act in accordance with the statutory document, Keeping Children Safe in Education, and must always have regard to it when carrying out their duties.


All or our posts are covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people.  If you are shortlisted for any of our vacancies, you will be required to complete a self-declaration of your criminal record or information that would make you unsuitable to work with children.  If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to complete a separate (enhanced) DBS application form, and to provide documentary evidence of your identity.


In addition to the DBS process, any employment at Blackhorse Primary School is conditional upon the satisfactory results of the following clearances:


  • an identity check;
  • a check with the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA) Prohibition list for those employed to carry out teaching work;
  • where a person has lived or worked overseas any further checks the school considers appropriate so that relevant events that occurred outside the UK can be considered;
  • a right to work in the UK check;
  • An online search to ensure you are suitable to work at the School
  • Verification of professional and other qualifications;
  • Two professional references
  • Verification of fitness to work check;
  • An online search, undertaken for applicants reaching the shortlisting stage.


ALL applicants invited to interview at Blackhorse Primary School need to have read the Visitors' Safeguarding and Confidentiality agreement (see below).  


Blackhorse has high expectations of its pupils and is committed to improving its outcomes for all children.  Successful applications will make a significant contribution to the education and well-being of the children they are supporting.


Applications are acceptable by email to

Building Champion learners through Extensive Opportunities, Purposeful Practice, Expert Tuition and Personal Effort.  


Do you want to be the best teacher or member of our support team you can be and develop your career with excellent terms and conditions? Then come and work at Blackhorse where we are proud to offer: 


  • Outstanding Behaviour 

  • Outstanding Curriculum. 

  • Outstanding Leadership. 

  • Supportive staff team and excellent CPD opportunities, incl. Support with MA study and access for certified training such as NPQML.


Blackhorse Primary School is a member of the Global Equality Collective and is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across its staff body during its recruitment, selection or promotion processes.  We strive to create a community that provides everyone with an equal opportunity to thrive.