Apply online TEACHER OF ASD

Ref 184163
Grade MPS/UPS +SEN allowance + TLR 2b for substantial leadership role within the department
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From ASAP 
Closing Date 8am 14/12/2022
Aldwych Drive , Ashton , Preston , Lancashire , PR2 1SL
Tel: 01772 513002
School website:
Roll: 827
 “Ashton Community Science College is a Good School”.  (Ofsted 2018)

Due to the creation of a new ASD unit within our mainstream school, the Governors wish to appoint a committed, enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher of ASD to lead our new ASD unit. Ashton Community Science College is an 11-16 mixed school with 860 pupils on roll and was rated as Good by Ofsted in the last inspection in 2018.

Our goal is to be an outstanding High School and we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, well qualified teacher to teach in our unit, who is committed to raising standards by inspiring learners.  If you believe that young people deserve nothing less than the best and have the passion, drive and ambition to make a difference as a leader in a key subject area, you would be a welcome addition to our school family.

The successful candidate will:
  • Be an excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record of SEN teaching and leadership
  • Have a strong vision for the direction of ASD provision in the unit and be ambitious to raise attainment
  • Have a strong commitment to engaging students of all abilities
  • Be innovative and inspirational in their classroom delivery
  • Have a strong desire to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school

    We welcome applications from experienced teachers who are ready to take the next step in their professional career and who have an enthusiasm for SEN and for working with young people, as well as those with leadership experience. They should have a real interest in a wide range of teaching and learning approaches and enjoy working in, as well as leading, a team. A full programme of support is available as part of our commitment to investing in high quality staff

    As part of the role, we are also looking to offer an additional TLR point (TLR 2b) for further significant responsibility within the SEND team in addition to the unit should the successful candidate have the right experience and qualifications. 

    ACSC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful applicant will be required to provide a disclosure from Disclosure Barring Service before any appointment is confirmed.

    Application documents are available to download in the vacancies section of the school website
    Applications should be submitted electronically by 8am on Wednesday 14th December 2022 to
    Interview date: TBA week commencing 9th January anticipated.

    Please note we regret we are unable to contact individual applicants who may be unsuccessful at this time.

    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.

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