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Teaching Assistants - Oaklands School

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                                    Teaching Assistants Required


Oaklands is an excellent special school based in Isleworth and serving the London Borough of Hounslow. Oaklands pupils aged 11 – 19, have severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism.

Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development; we are currently working towards expansion and full school relocation to a purpose built new school in Hounslow for September 2018. The schools will be based on two sites and will consist of the current secondary school (High Oaks) along with a new primary school (New Oaks) and an independent post 19 college (Great Oaks) opening September 2018.

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 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 and Inset 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 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 welcome. 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

Pay Scale:              Scale 5 Hounslow Single Pay Scle

Actual Salary:         £16879 to £18382 per annum                       

Contract Type:       Permanent, Term Time Only

Hours of work:       31.25 hours per week 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday