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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 as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and many other well-being benefits. These include our onsite gym, showering facilities and coffee shop with discounted barista coffee at our Gresham Road site.

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. Social Medial checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. 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 Monday 3rd June 2024

Interview Date:        Tuesday 11th June 2024

Start Date:               September 2024

Pay Scale:                Apprentice Pay Scale – £13.15 per hour (London Living Wage)                           

Actual Salary:         High Oaks: £17,696 per annum / New Oaks: £17,843 per annum                            

Contract Type:         Fixed Term Apprenticeship Contract until 31st August 2026.  Term time only.                 

Hours of work:        High Oaks: 30 hours per week, 39 weeks a year. (Term time only plus Inset days)

                                 New Oaks: 30.25 hours per week, 39 weeks a year. (Term time only plus Inset days)


CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies Please


Oaklands School,
Gresham Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569

Oaklands School,
Woodlands Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569