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Class Teacher Required for September 2021

Vocational Pathway

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 two Vocational Teachers for September 2021. 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 spend two days a week completing their Vocational studies, the other two days are spent improving their Maths, Literacy, ICT and PSHEC skills. This is delivered by the Vocational class teacher. On a Wednesday all students have access to enrichment activities.

The students within the Vocational pathway generally have Severe to Moderate Learning Difficulties and/or Autism.

We would love to hear from teachers with experience of special education, that 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.

Details of this post are available on the College’s website:  

To apply, please complete and submit 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

Although the College is currently partly open to students, you are welcome to visit and receive a virtual tour of the premises should you wish. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.

Please note, interviews may take place either on site or via Microsoft Teams depending on the current advice. You will be informed of the venue before the interview date.

Closing Date:                 Friday 5th March 2021

Interview Date:             16th March 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