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Class Teacher Required for September 2021


Great Oaks College is an expanding specialist independent college in its third year of operation. We are co-located within Oaklands School, a new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Isleworth, close to Osterley Tube Station.

The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. From September we will run three pathways: Vocational, Life Skills and Sensory, with a total of eleven class groups.

Due to the final stage of our expansion, we are looking to appoint a teacher to work within our Vocational, Life Skills or Sensory Pathway.

Students within the Vocational Pathway, are working towards the development of skills that they need to prepare them for paid employment. Students have access to work experience on site including Horticulture, Catering and Facilities Management. Students also access external work placements in the community. We expect most students to work towards becoming independent travelers.

Students within the Life Skills Pathway are working towards the development of their day to day life skills including cooking, home management, shopping, travelling, developing communication and social skills and communication skills. Students also work to develop their functional Literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. The students within Life Skills generally have Server Learning Difficulties and/or Autism.

Within the Sensory Pathway, students are working to develop their communication, their understanding of case and effect, to develop meaning relationships and to maintain their physical ability.

We would love to hear from teachers with experience of special education, who have the desire and motivation to make a difference to our students’ lives. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.

We offer a comprehensive Induction and Inset programme for our staff, a pension scheme and employee assistance programme. Our College offers a friendly place to work with a supportive Senior Leadership Team.

Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and 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 twenty six working week probation period.

Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager on 020 8560 3569 for further information or if you wish to visit the college.    

To apply, please complete and email the application form along with 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. Completed applications should be emailed to

Closing Date:           9am, Wednesday 12th May 2021

Interview Date:        Thursday 20th May 2021

Start Date:              1st September 2021

Contract Type:         Permanent

Pay Scale:               M1 to UPS plus SEN point (dependent upon relevant skills and experience in special education)

Please note all teachers paid UPS are considered to be middle leaders and will be given a cross school responsibility in line with their role.


CV’s will not be accepted. No agencies please