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Teaching Assistant Required

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. 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 Secondary 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.

Details of this post are available on the school’s website: www.oaklands.hounslow.sch.uk 

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 3569 (option 3). Please note that school is closed between 20th December 2019 and 6th January 2020. All candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be given a tour of the school on the day of the interview.

To apply, please complete and email the application form to HR@oaklands.uk.net

Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.

Closing Date:          9am on Monday 6th January 2020    

Interview Date:       Thursday 9th January 2020

Start Date:             ASAP

Pay Scale:               Hounslow Pay Scale 5 Point 11 to Point 1

Actual Salary:        £18022 to £19356 per annum               

Contract Type:        Permanent, term time only                

Hours of work:        31.25 hours per week (8.30am to 3.30pm)

CV’s will not be accepted. No agencies please.