Apply online HEAD OF SCIENCE

Ref 181341
Salary £25714 to £ 41604 
Salary + TLR 2.1 + SEN
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01/09/2022 
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.

The Governors of Larches High School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and dedicated individual to join the school as a Lead Teacher for Science, teaching at KS3 and KS4. Larches High School has two dedicated fully equipped Science laboratories and employs a Science Technician to support with the preparation of practical experiments.

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.  They would lead, manage and develop Science as a curriculum area and across the school.

Please contact the headteacher, Mrs Mitchell, to arrange a visit to the school or for an informal discussion.

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

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
  • Relevant degree
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Evidence of working as a reflective practitioner, using a variety of approaches to secure ongoing professional development.
  • Science curriculum leadership.
  • Essential Experience
  • Good track record of teaching KS3 and KS4 Science
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience of working with challenging pupils.

  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Christine Mitchell Head teacher

    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.