Ref 182589
Grade L9 - L13
Salary £51402 to £ 56721 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 01.01.2023 or as soon as possible thereafter 
Closing Date 12:00 01/11/2022
Fielding Lane , Oswaldtwistle , Accrington , BB5 3BE
Tel: 01254 381782
School website:
Roll: 210
Broadfield Specilaist School is delighted to announce the opportunity to work within our vibrant and nurturing school community with our talented and awe-inspiring young people.

The Governors and Headteacher are looking to appoint a skilled and enthusiastic Assistant Headteacher to join our Outstanding School. The school caters for 210 learners aged 11-19 with a wide range of SEND.

We are seeking an innovative and inspirational practitioner, who is forward-thinking, creative and progressive. The ideal candidate will posesses the passion and  commitment to build upon the wonderful achievements of our school and act as a driver for further success. As part of our team you would share in our ethos and values, set ambitious and challenging targets, promote individuality and ensure our students are encouraged and supported to realise their potentials and be the best they can be.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading KS4 and will be an integral part of the schools Senior Leadership Team.  Responsibilities would include oversight of the pupils, curriculum development, accreditation routes and the management of staff teams within the department.  You would also be involved in whole school strategic planning, which would provide the opportunity to contribute in leading the school with the next steps on our journey.<

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 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.

The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and working in partnership with all stakeholders.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

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

As from September 2022 we will have relocated to Burnley therefore this post is in relation to employment at Broadfield Specialist School Coal Clough Lane Burnley BB11 5BT.

This will be a full-time permanent position within the pay range L9-L13, commencing January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

More Information can be found at
Essential Qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status


Commitment to personal and professional development

Desirable Qualifications

SEND qualification

Recent relevant training

NPQ in Leadership or other leadership qualification

Essential Experience

The successful candidate will have:

A minimum of 5 years teaching experience in mainstream or SEND setting

The vision, skills and passion to contribute in leading the school with the next steps on our journey

Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively liaise with different stakeholders

An excellent practitioner who can provide evidence of outstanding teaching

Desirable Experience

The successful candidate will have/be:

Proven leadership skills

The ability to lead change, develop, motivate, challenge, support and inspire colleagues and students alike

The drive for success and embed the highest of standards whilst continually promote the positive culture already in existence

Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

Telephone 01254 381782 to book in for a tour of the school week 17-21st October.

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

To request an application form please 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.