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Assistant Head Teacher (L10 – L14)

Great Oaks College


Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college, opening in September 2018 co-located within Oaklands School new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Isleworth, close to Osterley Tube Station.

The college will provide further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We will open with 3 tutor groups of students on 3 courses. Eventually Great Oaks will offer 6 distinct courses in 3 pathways. Over time, Assistant Heads roles will become aligned with one pathway, four tutor groups and staff. Initially, our first Assistant Head will need to be flexible and have the skills to support across all pathways and is most likely to be the tutor on our sensory course for pupils with PMLD, although this is negotiable.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years experience of teaching in a special school or supported learning environment coupled with middle leadership or leadership experience gained from working in a special education environment.

We offer a comprehensive induction, Inset and CPD programme for our staff, a pension scheme and employee assistance programme.

Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school or college is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact Lindsey Banks, HR Officer for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.

To apply, please complete and email the application form to

Please include a letter of application outlining how you meet the specification for this role and what you will bring to the team for the benefit of our students.


CV’s will not be accepted.


Closing Date:         9am on 4th May 2018

Interview Date:      10th May 2018       

Start Date:             1st July 2018 – would consider a sooner start start

Contract Type:       Permanent

Pay Scale:              Leadership Scale L10 – L14          (£52325 - £57370 per annum)

Please note that Great Oaks specialist independent college is the employer.