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Assistant Head Teacher – Complex Needs Department (L6 – L10)

High Oaks Secondary School


Oaklands is an excellent 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 recently relocated 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. In time, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed.


We are a rapidly expanding school looking for an Assistant Head Teacher to join our friendly team to lead our Complex Needs Department. The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience of teaching students with severe learning difficulties including autism in a special school or supported learning environment coupled with middle leadership or leadership experience gained from working in a special education environment. 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 encouraged. Please contact Lindsey Banks, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.


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 25th February 2019


Interview Date:      7th March 2019       


Start Date:             September 2019


Contract Type:       Permanent


Pay Scale:              Leadership Scale L6-L10



CV’s will not be accepted