Union Road , Oswaldtwistle , Accrington , BB5 3DA
Tel: 01254 231553
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Oswaldtwistle School (Pupil Referral Unit – 11-16 years short stay intervention school)

Following a restructure at senior level, the Management Committee is seeking to appoint 2 forward thinking Assistant Headteachers to assume key roles in furthering the success of this thriving, 11-16 years short stay, intervention school. In particular we are looking for expertise in the following areas;

  • Curriculum and Whole School Performance Data
  • Personal Development, Support and Intervention.

    Although the Job Description and Person Specification are both generic we ask that you identify which of the 2 roles you are specifically interested in applying for in your letter of application.

    The ideal candidate will have enjoyed success at Middle/Senior Leadership level in one or more of the following areas:

  •  Leading Teaching & Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Personal Development
  • Behaviour and Attitudes

    Specific duties and responsibilities will be decided following the appointment.

    The successful candidate will be highly experienced, well-qualified and have the ability to inspire and motivate vulnerable young people, who for one reason or another have struggled to successfully engage with their mainstream education. It is essential that they can elicit the trust and confidence of staff, parents/carers and Governors, and demonstrate experience and credibility in all areas of leadership. The successful candidate will be central to our continued success, playing a key role in furthering the Headteacher’s vision to ensure the children in our care receive the best possible support and most appropriate provision to help them to successfully move on to their next destination.

    It is highly important that their educational philosophy and beliefs reflect those detailed in our Vison, Mission statement and Ethos.

    Oswaldtwistle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the conducting of on-line checks, an Enhanced DBS check, a fitness to work declaration and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Oswaldtwistle School is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

    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 2023, 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

    See Job Description and Person Specification

    Desirable Experience

    See Job Description and Person Specification

    Proposed Interview Date:

    For an informal discussion please contact:

    Contact the Headteacher Mrs S McKenna on 01254 231553

    Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

    Please return Application Forms to the 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.