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Science Teacher




Rossendale School, Bamford Road, Ramsbottom, Bury, BL0 0RT

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£23,720 – £35,008 plus SEN allowance (£2,149)


32.5 per week. Monday-Friday

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. 

Job Advert Location Description

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking a Science Teacher to cover maternity leave for 12 months.  The ideal candidate will be available to start with us from June 2019.

Rossendale is a school catering for the needs of pupils who display social, emotional and mental health difficulties and whose learning disability may be affected by an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pupils will have either a Statement of SEN or an EHCP.  

The School provides education for young people aged from 7 – 18 years of age.  At Keystage 4 we currently offer up to 11 GCSE subjects (including Maths and Statistics), iGCSE in Further Maths, BTEC Awards in 4 subjects, plus 3 Functional Skills and Entry Level in 5 subject areas.  Given the disrupted nature of our pupils’ education, prior to their admission to Rossendale, we have had some outstanding examination results.  The school admits both boys and girls, both on daily and residential placements. 

The post is required to deliver a new curriculum area to meet the changing needs of our pupils, under the direction of one of our Assistant Headteachers.  As an additional subject in our curriculum the successful candidate will be expected to prepare and enter pupils for appropriate external examinations. 

The successful candidate will be expected to ensure that pupils’ special educational needs are being addressed, having due regard for the School's philosophy and policies.  The post holder will be expected to implement IEPs for pupils.

If you have experience of working with young people in a school setting, are flexible, imaginative and enthusiastic we would be pleased to hear from you.  Experience of working in a specialist school is not essential as the school runs its own extensive training programme.

Any candidates shortlisted will be invited to attend a informal Interview day on  Thursday 9th May and if successful at this stage, a formal interview on Friday 10 May.


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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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