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                  Apprentice Teaching Assistants                        

Oaklands is an Outstanding special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. We have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group. Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development. High Oaks and Great Oaks College are based in our purpose built new school building (close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links) that offers state of the art facilities for our students. From September 2020, New Oaks Primary School will be based in our newly refurbished site at Woodlands Road.

Due to our rapid and continued expansion we are looking to appoint apprentice teaching assistants to work within our class teams across the school and college, supporting the teacher and other classroom staff in delivering education to small groups of students that have severe physical and learning disabilities. We have vacancies in our secondary and college teams. Apprentices will be enrolled on an appropriate course of study and will work towards a Level 3 certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or an Early Years Qualification dependent upon which area of the Oaklands group they work.

If you have a good basic education and are interested in developing your skills and a career working with young people who have learning difficulties, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake personal care including toileting and feeding. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role.

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support along with a pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.

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.

Details of this post are available on the school’s website: and the college website:

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly team, please complete and email the application form to . Please indicate clearly in your application if you have a preference regarding working in secondary or college and ensure that you explain clearly how you meet the person specification.

Closing Date:                 9am on Tuesday 1st September 2020

Interview Date:             Thursday 10th September 2020

Start Date:                    ASAP in September 2020 

Pay Scale:                     £7.50 per hour (to be reviewed in the second year of the apprenticeship)                                  

Actual Salary:               £10530 per annum                               

Contract Type:              2 Year Fixed Term Apprenticeship Contract, term time only                       

Hours of work:              36 hours per week, 39 weeks a year. (Term time only plus Inset days)

                  Actual working times differ between the schools and college

Additional hours may be required during school holidays to complete the apprenticeship training.

                                                   CV’s will not be accepted. No Agencies Please.