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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistants – 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 for enthusiastic learning support assistants to join Secondary school, working with students that have PMLD, autism, and complex needs. As well as being calm and patient, you will need good team working skills and be passionate about supporting students with special educational needs. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of personal care including toileting and feeding. 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. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR manager for an appointment 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 Dates:       Wednesday 7th December 2022

Start Date:               January 2023 or ASAP thereafter        

Pay Scale:                Hounslow Scale 5 (points 11-15)                            

Actual Salary:         £18,695 - £20,076 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 with a curriculum team until 4.30pm on Mondays.

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