Ref 174846
Grade Teachers Pay Range
Salary SEN allowance dependant upon qualifications and experience
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 1 September 2021  
Hours 32.5 per week
Closing Date 9.00 am 26/04/2021 
School Lane , Chapel House , Skelmersdale , Lancashire , WN8 8EH
Tel: 01695 721487
School website:
Roll: 114
The Governing Body and Headteacher of West Lancashire Community High School are currently inviting applications for the post of a Class Teacher within Key Stage 5.

The post is for a Main Pay Scale Teacher with SEN points (1 or 2 dependent on qualifications and experience).

We are looking for a full-time class teacher, teaching students with generic learning difficulties. There is also the potential for off-site learning on a one to one basis for students unable to attend school.

The start date for the post: 1 September 2021

West Lancashire Community High School is a vibrant school and is currently rated as Good by Ofsted. Our students all have a statement of special educational needs or an Education Health Care Plan. We currently have 114 students on roll aged between 11 and 19 years. In addition, there are a number of students from local high schools who attend one day a week to access our outreach provision - horticulture and small animals.

From September 2021 our school will be organised into four departments:
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and a Learning Suite for ASD/complex needs from across all key stages.

The school has achieved recognition in the following areas:
Leading Parent Partnership, National Autistic Society Forest Schools, International Schools

All teachers deliver English and Maths curriculum. Teachers remain with their class predominantly, however on occasions you may be asked to work in different departments, when need dictates. You will be responsible for directing and monitoring support staff in delivering predeveloped learning to individuals/groups of students.

Each class teacher is a subject leader and you will be expected to develop and lead in that subject across school, supporting other teachers in its delivery.

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.
More Information can be found at
Essential Qualifications
Qualified teacher status
Recent participation in a range of in-service training
Essential Experience
Relevant experience across a range of SEN and learning abilities
Desirable Experience
In a similar school
Experience of working with secondary aged pupils
Experience of working with pupils on the autistic spectrum
Experience of working with pupils with PMLD
Experience of line management of staff in an educational setting

Proposed Interview Date:

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Application form attached. Application forms are to be returned to
Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.