Apply online COVER TEACHER

Ref 182988
Grade MPR 1-6 only
Salary £28050 to £ 39297 
Salary There is no scope for UPR
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From asap 
Closing Date 28/09/2022
Ribchester Road , Longridge , Preston , Lancashire , PR3 3XB
Tel: 01772 782205
School website:
Roll: 105
The Headteacher and Governing Body are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Cover Teacher to join our school in a permanent position to cover PPA and absence. We are seeking a teacher available for a start date as soon as possible. 

Hillside caters for 100 pupils aged 4-19 with autism and a wide range of associated complex needs. We invite applications from excellent classroom practitioners who are able to deliver a full, personalised curriculum. Applications are welcomed from both ECTs and experienced teachers, in particular those with experience of teaching pupils with autism. The successful candidate will have knowledge of child development and a detailed understanding of autism specific interventions and teaching strategies. 

Many of our pupils are working at developmental stages below their age-related expectations, and follow a primary style curriculum model, therefore we are seeking a teacher who can confidently teach all subjects. In KS3, 4 and 5 our pupils access a wide range of external accreditations and across the whole school pupils are enabled to access a variety of community activities and educational visits. We are looking for a teacher who can work across the different age ranges at Hillside, and teach learners to develop their academic skills, alongside independence and life skills, self-regulation techniques and prepare them for life after Hillside.  

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate effective skills in leading a team of teaching assistants to provide a meaningful, motivating, and memorable learning experience for all pupils; provide excellent care, including personal care, for all pupils within their class. They must have a good understanding of autism specific de-escalation techniques, and be committed to undertaking Teach Teach training as part of the role. 

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

We offer a friendly school with a staff team who provide excellent peer support, pupils who are keen to attend school and want to learn. Hillside also offers each member of staff free access to health and wellbeing services. 

Unfortunately, we will be unable to show potential candidates around school prior to interview, however there will be a full tour as part of the interview process.  

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.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.
Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree

  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Further qualifications related to special educational needs 

  • Essential Experience
  • Experience of working with children with a wide range of special educational needs 
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate individual teaching programmes for children with special educational needs 
  • Ability to motivate, manage and develop staff 

  • Desirable Experience
  • A wide knowledge of the continuum of need at all age levels 
  • Ability to teach autism specific approaches 
  • Knowledge of AAC/PECS/Makaton and other communication approaches

  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Emily Roberts Assistant Headteacher

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached, please return to

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