This Vacancy has closed.
  • Employer: Chesnut Lodge School
  • Reference: TLRs/22/220043
  • Published: Fri 18/11/2022, 16:09 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 02/12/2022, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week
  • Salary: M1-M6 £28,000 to £38,810 plus SEN Allowance £2,270
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Green Lane, Widnes, WA8 7HF, Cheshire

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 Main scale: £28,000 to £38,810 plus SEN Allowance £2,270

 32.5 hours per week

Many thanks for your interest in the role of teacher at Chesnut Lodge School.

Chesnut Lodge Special School caters for pupils aged 2 – 16 years, with complex learning needs arising from physical, sensory and medical difficulties.  The school is well resourced and enjoys a high profile within the local community. 

The Governors, staff and children are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, energetic, versatile and committed class teacher with a passion for enhancing the quality of life for every child within an environment where all pupils can thrive and be happy.

We are looking for a teacher who is:-

  • Passionate, with drive to ensure our pupils receive the best possible education.
  • Positive and creative, with a flexible approach.
  • Forward-thinking, inspirational, and receptive to change.
  • Able to work within the larger school team and manage a small team of class staff.

While It is desirable that you have experience of working with children with complex learning needs it is only essential that you are proactive in making learning fun, engaging and relevant to the individual needs of the pupils in your care. You will be a team worker with a positive outlook and good listening skills with the ability to be both resolute and compassionate in nature.

The successful candidate will have a passion for working primarily with lower primary aged pupils and have an understanding of teaching a sensory based curriculum as well as the National Curriculum.

We are committed to providing high quality Continuing Professional Development and will support you by providing appropriate training and support for the post. Although the initial post is in the Primary Phase, you should have the qualities, flexibility, interest and expertise to teach in all areas of the school as required.

The successful applicant will be required to complete appropriate training programmes, including those required to meet the physical, including intimate care, feeding, behavioural and medical needs of the students.

You should note that, if successful, you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or Enhanced DBS check for Regulated Activity.  Further information about DBS can be found at:

Application must be made on the Halton Borough Council job vacancies website.

Candidates are advised to read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully and to base their application around these.  

All information must be included within the application form – attached CVs and Personal Statements will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: December 2nd 2022
Interviews will take place in the week beginning December 12th 2022
Post to commence at earliest convenience.

Halton Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.