Ref 181335
Grade MPR + SEN
Salary £25714 to £ 36961 
Term Part Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2022 
Hours 32.5 per week
Closing Date 1pm 25/05/2022
Moor Park , Blackpool Road , Preston , Lancashire , PR1 6AA
Tel: 01772 792412
School website:
Roll: 92
Do you want to make a difference in your work?
Do you enjoy a challenge?
Do you have a passion for improving the life chances, opportunities and outcomes of young people?

Larches High School is a Secondary Alternative Provision school which provides full time education for up to 110 pupils who are not able to access mainstream education.

We have an inclusive philosophy and believe passionately in ensuring that all pupils are given the opportunities, skills, knowledge and qualifications to ensure that they are able to reintegrate back into mainstream education or on to specialist provision, further education employment or training.

We recognise that our pupils are individuals and that “one size does not fit all”.  We also understand that many of our pupils have not had a positive experience of education and we believe it is our role to re-engage them with their learning, improve relationships and broaden their opportunities.

The personal relationships developed with our pupils ensure that each one achieves their potential both academically and personally.

From September 2022, The Governors of Larches High School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated individual to join the school as a Teacher of Humanities and PE, teaching at KS3 and KS4.

The post will require the successful candidate to be a consistently good or outstanding teacher and have a proven record of engaging all pupils and raising their attainment.

Visits to the school are welcomed.  For an informal discussion please contact the headteacher, Mrs Mitchell.

This school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is term time only plus one week.

Closing Date 25/05/2022
Interviews to take place 27/05/2022

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.

Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified Teacher Status with a successful NQT year completed.
  • Degree or equivalent.
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Qualifications in SEN.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development related to SEN and challenging behaviour.
  • Essential Experience
  • Recent successful teaching in the appropriate phase.
  • Ability, experience and resilience to teach students with Behaviour issues.
  • An understanding of the relevant aspects of the National Curriculum.
  • National Curriculum assessment, recording and reporting.
  • Set clear targets for pupils' learning, building on prior attainment.
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience of teaching pupils with SEN, particularly those experiencing behavioural difficulties/disaffection.
  • Recent and relevant INSET experience.
  • An understanding of National Strategies.
  • Curriculum review and development.
  • Involvement in establishing and developing successful policies and procedures.
  • Development planning and evaluation.
  • Experience of resource management.
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Christine Mitchell Heateacher

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Online Application. email

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