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Apprentice Teaching Assistants

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) and Secondary School (High Oaks). High Oaks is 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. New Oaks Primary School is 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, 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 Primary and Secondary 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 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:

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 how you meet the person specification.

Closing Date:                 9am on Friday 2nd December 2022.

Interview Date:             Monday 12th December 2022.

Start Date:                    3rd January 2023 or ASAP thereafter.

Successful candidates will be required to attend a pre-employment induction on 3rd January 2023.

Pay Scale:                     £8.55 per hour.                                  

Actual Salary:               £12,004 per annum.                            

Contract Type:              Fixed Term Apprenticeship Contract until 31st August 2024.  Term time only.                      

Hours of work:              31 hours per week, 39 weeks a year. (Term time only plus Inset days).

Staff will be paid an additional 5 hours per week for attending lessons outside of working hours. 

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

Actual working times differ between the primary and secondary school.

Staff will be required to work with a curriculum team until 4.30pm on Mondays.

Applicants who have applied for this post and have been unsuccessful within the last six months are advised not to apply again.


CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies Please

Oaklands School,
Gresham Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569

Oaklands School,
Woodlands Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569