West Lancashire Community High school caters for young people with a wide range of complex and additional needs and we provide specialist educational support across KS3, 4 and 5. We offer a diverse range of learning experiences through a broad curriculum that incorporates a range of interventions, offsite experiences, work related learning and addresses categories within the Education, Health and Care Plan.


We are seeking an inspiring and experienced educational practitioner to provide strategic and operational leadership that will take our school to the next step – ‘Outstanding’. You will be a role model that inspires the delivery our school’s vision, values, aims and curriculum to the highest professional standards. You will work collaboratively with the whole school community to ensure that our students overcome barriers to learning and gain experiences which equip them with the skills for their futures. Your role will ultimately be accountable for all areas of strategy, operational and educational and financial performance of the school and the management of all staff. A key priority is to develop partnerships with the wider community and further enhance links with agencies and organisations.


Applications are welcomed from Head teachers and senior leaders with amongst other things, the ability to lead and manage a wide range of staff with a strong and collaborative leadership style and the ability to motivate and inspire others across the whole school community; experience of successful leadership within the SEND school environment; a proven track record in school improvement with knowledge and understanding of pupils with a wide range of complex and moderate needs.



The application pack is available from http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/education/teacher_vacancies/


The school has achieved recognition in the following areas:

National Autistic Society, School Games- Gold Award, Forest Schools, International Schools


Closing date for applications: Monday 6th January 2020, 9.00 am

Shortlisting: 9th January

Interviews and Assessment: 23rd and 24th January


Visits to the school are encouraged and welcomed. A school tour is available on:

Thursday 12th December 11am or 1pm

Friday 13th December 11am or 1pm


If you would like to attend a tour, please email the Business Manager, Claire Codling to confirm your attendance. Business.manager@westlancs.lancs.sch.uk


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