Ref 183063
Grade L10 to L15
Salary £52723 to £ 59581 
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From January 2023 
Closing Date 3pm 07/10/2022
Chapel Hill , Longridge , Preston , Lancashire , PR3 2XA
Tel: 01772 783074
School website:
Roll: 528

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to join St Cecilia’s RC High School, a popular and growing school on the edge of the Ribble Valley at a very exciting time, where you will join an ambitious, driven Senior Leadership Team led by commitment of the Headteacher to provide outstanding education and formation.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an experienced, passionate and suitably qualified leader who will lead on Personal Development and SEND.  They will be an outstanding classroom practitioner and leader with a drive to improve the life chances of young people through education in an environment that will support their leadership development.

The successful candidate will be joining a thriving and growing school which has been judged ‘good’ by Ofsted in October 2019 under the new inspection framework and in September 2022 welcomed 111 pupils for 97 places.  

The Governors and Headteacher are committed to your professional learning with a culture of research and reading and the heart of what we do, including staff well-being and workload. The successful candidate will be supported via a well-developed, bespoke professional learning package appropriate to their individual needs and aspirations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To lead on SEND and to be the school’s SENDCO
  • To work as DSL Deputy to support the safeguarding needs of our pupils
  • To lead on Personal Development and well-being across the school

    Deadlines for application:
  • Closing date      Friday 7th October 2022 at 4pm 
  • Interviews          Wednesday 19th October and Thursday 20th October 2022

    Please note only Catholic Education Services application forms will be accepted.
    Completed applications should be emailed to Mrs B Clarke, School Business Manager:

    Visits to school are welcomed:
    22nd September 2pm and 4pm 26th September 2pm and 4pm
    Please email, or telephone Mrs B Clarke, School Business Manager, to arrange a visit: or telephone 07375 324661. 

    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.

    More Information can be found at
  • Essential Qualifications
  • Qualified teacher status
  • Degree
  • Essential Experience
  • To have experience of SEND policies and practices
  • To be qualified as a SENCO (NASENCO) or to be committed to do so within 3 years supported by the school
  • To have had active and effective leadership of a team / department/ key stage/ curriculum area
  • Desirable Experience
  • To have substantial and recent experience as a Senior Leader in a secondary school
  • To have had responsibility for policy development and implementation
  • To have had experience of and ability to contribute to staff development across the secondary range. (E.g. coaching, mentoring, INSET for staff)
  • Proposed Interview Date:

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Application form attached. Please return to Mrs B Clarke, School Business Manager :

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