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Teaching Assistants - Great Oaks College

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Teaching Assistants Required

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.

Our student numbers are rapidly expanding and as a result we are looking to appoint highly experienced teaching assistants to work within our class teams. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.

You will have previous experience of working in a special school or similar environment, be familiar with using Makaton signing and symbols for communication and essentially have experience of working with students with autism and complex needs.

We offer a comprehensive induction, Inset and CPD programme for our staff, a pension scheme and other wellbeing benefits including an 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 welcomed. Please contact Lindsey Banks, HR Officer for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.

To apply, please complete and email the application form to

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.


CV’s will not be accepted.


Closing Date:           9am on 30th April 2018

Interview Date:         9th May 2018

Start Date:             1st September 2018

Contract Type:       Permanent, Term Time Only

Pay Scale:              Scale 6 Hounslow Single Pay Scale point 26 to point 28

Actual Salary:         £18931 to £20103 per annum

Hours of work:       9.15am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday (31.25 hours per week)