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Teaching Assistant Required

Pay Scale:              Hounslow Pay Scale 5 Point 22 to Point 25

Actual Salary:         £17768 to £19349 per annum

Contract Type:       Permanent, term time only

Hours of work:       32.25 hours per week       

   8.30am to 4.30pm Monday

            8.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday


Oaklands is an excellent special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. From September 2018 we have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.


Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development. We recently relocated to our purpose built new school building (close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links) that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In time, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed.


Due to our rapid and continued expansion we are looking to appoint a highly experienced teaching assistant to work in our Primary department for 3 days per week and the Secondary school for 2 days per week until September 2019 when the role will transfer to the newly developed Primary school.


You will have previous experience of working in a special school or similar environment with children with disabilities. You must be competent with using Makaton signing and symbols for communication and essentially have experience of working with students with autism and complex needs. Please refer to the person specification for the full skills and abilities needed.


We offer a comprehensive induction and Inset programme for our staff, a pension scheme and employee assistance programme.


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.


Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Lindsey Banks, HR Officer for an appointment on 0208 560 3569 (ext. 107) To apply, please complete and email the application form to Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.


CV’s will not be accepted.


Closing Date:            9am 27th November 2018     


Interview Date:      5th December 2018 


Start Date:             As soon as possible