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PERMANENT FULL TIME TEACHER - Closing Date 17 June 2024

The Headteacher and Governing Body are looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Teacher to join our school in a permanent position from 1st September 2024, or as soon as possible after if this is not achievable. 

Hillside caters for 109 pupils aged 4-19 with autism and a wide range of associated complex needs. We invite applications from excellent classroom practitioners who can deliver a full, personalised curriculum. The role for this post is suitable for ECTs and Teachers within MPS 1 – 6 only 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. 

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 staff have the benefit of free membership to health and wellbeing services which include Wellbeing clinics, Nurse support services, GP phone & video consultations, and Counselling programmes. 

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.

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 CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.



Essential Qualifications

  • Qualified Teacher Status
  • Degree

Desirable Qualifications

  • Further/advanced qualification in the field of special educational needs and/or autism.

Essential Experience

  • Experience of working with children with a range of special educational needs.

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of teaching children with SEN and Autism.
  • Experience of teaching in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Closing Date: 17/06/24
Proposed Interview Date: 27/06/2024

For an informal discussion please contact:

Please contact School and ask for one of our Assistant Headteachers.

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

Please look at the downloadable forms below and email your application form to

Make sure you read the information on our Vacancies page which applies to all school roles.

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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Contact Us

Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205


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