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               Head of College          

Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college that is co-located within Oaklands School new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Hounslow. We are close to Osterley Tube Station and public transport routes and just 15 minutes’ walk from Hounslow bus station.

The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. We currently have 5 tutor groups of students on 3 courses however over time we will offer 6 distinct courses in 3 pathways. Our education programmes are designed to prepare students for active lives, increasing the opportunities available to them through increased independence.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic teacher to be the Head of College. This is a newly created role as a result of our ongoing expansion. The Head of College is accountable to the Executive Head Teacher and will be responsible for the management and development of all staff along with the day to day running of the college. The role will include one days teaching at least during the expansion phase.

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience of working in a leadership role in a special education setting.

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and other well-being benefits.

Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and 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, health clearance 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 and Oaklands school website: or  Visits to the college are encouraged, please make contact with Rany Kalsi, HR Manager on should you wish to make an appointment.

If you 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:           9.00am on Friday 24th January 2020.

Interview Date:        Friday 7th February 2020

Start Date:              April 2020

Contract Type:         Permanent. Full time. Subject to STPC

    You will be an employee of Great Oaks College

    Great Oaks College operates broadly in line with Oaklands Schools term dates.

Pay Scale:               Hounslow Leadership Pay Range L15 to L18         

Actual Salary:         £61,241 – £65,038 per annum

CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies Please.