Ref 180770
Grade MPS
Salary £25714 to £ 36961 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2022 
Closing Date 12 noon 16/05/2022
Chapel Hill , Longridge , Preston , Lancashire , PR3 2XA
Tel: 01772 783074
School website:
Roll: 506

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to join St Cecilia’s RC High School, a popular and growing school on the edge of the Ribble Valley at a very exciting time, where you will join a new, ambitious, driven Senior Leadership Team, led by commitment of the Headteacher to provide outstanding education and formation for all pupils.

The Governors are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified practitioner of Science.    They will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a drive to improve the life chances of young people through education.

The role is to deliver a successful, well sequenced and interleaved curriculum which enables all students to make at least expected progress and provides an enjoyable learning experience for all that goes beyond school life.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving and growing school which has been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in October 2019 under the new inspection framework, and in September 2021 welcomed 109 pupils for 97 places. 

The Governors and Headteacher are committed to your professional learning with a culture of research and reading at the heart of what we do.  We are passionate about staff well-being and workload. The successful candidate will be supported via a well-developed, bespoke professional learning package appropriate to their individual needs and aspirations.

The successful applicant:

  • Will be an excellent practitioner

  • Must be able to motivate, challenge and inspire pupils to succeed in Science

  • Must be committed to improving the outcomes for all pupils

  • Will have high expectations of themselves and the pupils

  • Will have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and improve practice in themselves and others

  • Must be passionate about the Catholic Science curriculum

  • Will be up to date with relevant pedagogy and apply this to their teaching

  • School Visits – Prospective candidates are welcome to visit school. 

    If you would like to visit school, please contact Barbara Clarke, School Business Manager on 07375 324661 or via email 

    Closing Date - Monday 16th May at 12 noon 

    Shortlisting     Thursday 19th May 

    Interviews       Tuesday 26th May 

    Completed applications should be emailed to Barbara Clarke, School Business Manager to or posted to the school address – St Cecilia’s RC High School, Chapel Hill, Longridge. PRESTON  PR3 2XA. 

    Please note only Catholic Education Services application forms will be accepted.

    This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure with the DBS

    St Cecilia’s Catholic High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring the safety of all its children and young people

    Rehabilitation 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 recognised by the DfE

    Graduate with a degree in Science or a related subject

    Essential Experience

    A successful classroom practitioner who can teach Science at GCSE and KS3

    Proposed Interview Date:

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Return to Mrs B Clarke, School Business Manager - or post to:
    St Cecilia's RC High School, Chapel Hill, Longridge. PRESTON PR3 2XA

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