Brightening lives | Building futures

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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. 

Ryan with his sister Holly

Debi Walker is the Company Director at Bury Parents’ Forum.

What is your connection with Birtenshaw?

My son Ryan joined Birtenshaw School earlier this year. We were anticipating a stressful transition for Ryan, given our previous experiences, but we were pleasantly surprised at how quickly he adapted to the new school environment. 

Birtenshaw pool

Did you know our award-winning swimming pool is available for private use?  

The pool, which is next to Birtenshaw School in Bromley Cross, is managed for us by Water Babies who are currently taking  bookings for private use of the pool.

Hourly swimming sessions are available from Monday to Friday, with slots from 8am until 5.30pm and bookings are open to everyone.

There are also daily 'Water Babies' classes for parents and babies, plus bookings can be made for private pool parties (not available during term times).  




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