Brightening lives | Building futures

Are you passionate about Brightening Lives and Building Futures for children and young adults with special needs? If so, we want to hear from you. Birtenshaw Education, Care and Health Services Directorate is recruiting a Service Manager, to have overarching leadership and management responsibility for up to six front line services across children, adult or education services.

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Birtenshaw School is a school for pupils with a range of special educational needs resulting from physical disability or learning disability. These include children and young people with moderate to severe learning disability, including Autistic Spectrum Conditions and those with a significant physical impairment or complex health needs. Some young people also present with behaviours that may be challenging.

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Due to an increase in pupil numbers, we are looking to recruit Learning Support Assistants to support young people in class at our special school in Bromley Cross.

Do you have experience of supporting young people with a learning disability including Autism Spectrum Conditions and/or significant physical disability, including complex health needs? Are you passionate about Brightening lives and Building futures for children and young people?

If so we want to hear from you.

Birtenshaw is a dynamic and expanding charity; we need more support workers for our children’s homes and young adult enrichment programme.

Please apply if you are passionate about supporting young people or young adults with a learning disability or a physical disability.

Mr Brew, Headteacher of Birtenshaw Hall School

We were recently visited by old friends of Birtenshaw, Phil Brew and his wife Sue.

Mr Brew came to Birtenshaw Hall Special School for Spastics, as it was then known, as Head teacher in 1978, and his wife Sue became the School Matron - a name that was soon changed to Head of Care.

At that time the majority of pupils were day pupils from the local area, with a number of weekly boarders from around Lancashire. 




Chair: Board of Trustees- Clare Crowther
Chair: School Governing Body - Kath Smith
Chief Executive - David Reid
Deputy Chief Executive - Michelle Hinselwood

Director of Education and Care - Julie Barnes




Darwen Road

Head office: 01204 304 230
School: 01204 306 043

Who we are

Birtenshaw is a registered charity with the number 1092798 and a company limited by guarantee with the number 2978546
Click here to visit our entry on the charity commission website