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College Assistant Head Teacher (Life Skills Pathway)

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Assistant Head Teacher for the Life Skills Pathway

Are you passionate about the teaching and development of young adults with Severe Learning Difficulties and Autism? Do you believe that each student has the right to an outstanding education in which their preferences, interests and abilities are acknowledged and respected?

Great Oaks College opened in 2018 for young adults aged 19-25 with special educational needs and is now in the third year of its expansion phase, with the expectation of being at full capacity from September 2021. Great Oaks College is now seeking to appoint an innovative Assistant Head Teacher to lead and develop our Life Skills Pathway and take on a class responsibility, teaching two days a week.

We are looking for:

A strong, resilient leader who is professional, reliable and committed to improving the education and outcomes for young adults with special educational needs.  You must be an outstanding practitioner with at least three years’ experience of teaching students with SLD/ASD in a special school, college or supported learning environment. You must possess middle leadership or leadership experience gained within special education. The ideal candidate will be someone who is able to adopt and demonstrate the College’s vision, ethos and values, and is organised and able to support their team to develop their practise to an Outstanding level

As an employer we offer:

Excellent CPD packages including induction, INSET and 1:1 support and development with your line manager.

Teachers pay and conditions with Local Authority Pension Scheme.

Employee assistance programme.

Access to our onsite gym outside of College hours.

Great Oaks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable young adults, anyone applying to work at the college 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 College’s website:

Virtual Visits to the college are 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 on Tuesday 2nd March 2021

Interview Date:        Tuesday 9th March 2021

Start Date:              1st September 2021  

Contract Type:         Permanent following probation period

Pay Scale:                L10 – L14


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

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