Ref 182993
Grade Leadership Pay Spine L6 - L10
Salary £47735 to £ 52723 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Temporary
Required From 01/01/2023  to 21/10/2023 
Closing Date 28/09/2022
Ribchester Road , Longridge , Preston , Lancashire , PR3 3XB
Tel: 01772 782205
School website:
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The Governors and Headteacher of Hillside Specialist School and College are looking to recruit an experienced, inspirational leader to be a part of our schoolís management team to cover a period of Maternity Leave. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to join our dedicated team.† Our provision meets the needs of pupils with a diagnosis of autism and EHC Plan from the age of 3 years, up to the age of 19 years.

The ideal candidate would need to be passionate about working with children and young people with autism and want to make a real difference to their lives and education.&£8239;† The successful candidate will not be class based although may include some class based teaching.† In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to whole-school initiatives and school improvement as part of the Senior Leadership Team and supporting the Headteacher.&£8239;† Presently, the position also has the benefit of membership of the School's Advisory Service health and wellbeing services.†

Please see the Personal Specification for the full list of essential and desirable criteria afforded to this post. We would expect each of these criteria to be demonstrated in your letter of application.†

Application forms, job description and personal specifications can be downloaded from the Lancashire County Council Teacher Vacancy website or the schoolís own website. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with an opportunity to a tour of the School as part of the interview process.†

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.

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.
Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified Teacher status
  • Degree

  • Desirable Qualifications
  • Further/advanced qualification in the field of special educational needs and/or autism, post-entry curriculum or management training.
  • Essential Experience
  • Been a Teacher and/or Assistant Headteacher
  • recent relevant professional development in management
  • recent relevant professional development in teaching, learning and assessment of pupils with learning difficulties and/or autism
  • Subject leadership across more than one key stage
  • whole school responsibility
  • contributing to school improvement and improvement planning.††

  • Desirable Experience
  • Recent training in the Ofsted self-evaluation procedures
  • leadership and management in teaching and learning
  • statutory review of statements (IEPís, PLPs, Care Plans)
  • planning and co-ordinating qualifications and accreditation
  • preparation for adulthood, transitions, careers, policy development and implementation

  • Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Paul Leaper, Head Teacher

    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.