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Assistant Head Teacher – Kew (ASD) Department

(L10 -L13)

High Oaks Secondary School

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. From September 2018, 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. We relocated in 2018 to 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.

We are a rapidly expanding school looking for an Assistant Head Teacher to join our friendly team to lead our department for students with severe learning disabilities and autism initially. Oaklands are very proud to have been awarded the Advanced Accreditation by the National Autistic Society for their delivery of education to young people with autism. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience of teaching students with ASD in a special school or supported learning environment. They will have previous middle leadership or leadership experience gained from working in a special education environment, and have a broad knowledge of the needs of students with severe learning difficulties. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.

We value our employees. We offer a comprehensive induction, Inset and CPD programme, a pension scheme and other well-being 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 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: Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569 (option 3).

To apply, please complete and email the application form to

Please include a letter of application outlining how you meet the specification for this role and what you will bring to the team for the benefit of our students.

Closing Date:           9am Monday 19th April

Interview Date:        Thursday 29th April 2021     

Start Date:              September 2021

Contract Type:         Permanent following probation period

Pay Scale:               Leadership Scale L10 - L13

The successful candidate will be required to attend a pre-employment induction.

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