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Classroom Assistant - High Oaks

Classroom Assistants Required

High Oaks


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 a Secondary school (High Oaks). We are based across two different sites with both our school buildings offering state of the art facilities for our students.  

Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to appoint enthusiastic Classroom Assistants to support our teachers and support staff with students that have PMLD, autism, and complex needs. This is an ideal position for someone who is looking to move into an SEN environment.  As well as being calm and patient, you will need good team working skills and be passionate about supporting students with special educational needs. The ideal candidate will support the development of learning, independence, communication and behaviour under the guidance of the classroom team.

Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of the role including assisting with personal care and medical needs of students, such as hoisting, physiotherapy programmes, manual handling and support in eating, drinking and using the toilet.

We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share this belief. Please refer to the person specification and job description for full details of the role and the essential knowledge and skills required.

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support as well as 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: Visits to the school are welcome. If you wish to visit, please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager on 0208 560 3569 (option 3)

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please complete and email the application form to

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.

Closing Date:                9am on Wednesday 30th November 2022

Interview Date:            Thursday 8th December 2022

Start Date:                   January 2023 or ASAP thereafter     

Pay Scale:                    Hounslow Scale 4 (P7 to P10)                                  

Actual Salary:              £18,905 to £19,852 per annum                     

Contract Type:             Permanent, term time only (39 weeks)                       

Hours of work:             8.45am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday

Staff will be required to work until 4.30pm with a curriculum team, on one set day per week.

Induction:                    The successful candidates will be required to attend a pre-employment induction on Tuesday, 3rd January 2023


CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies please.

Oaklands School,
Gresham Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569

Oaklands School,
Woodlands Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569