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Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant Required

High Oaks Secondary School, Gresham Road


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.  

We are looking to appoint a highly skilled and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to work in our Secondary School.  You must be passionate about working with students with special needs and have previous experience of working in a special school or similar environment. 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. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role.

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and many other well-being benefits. These include our onsite gym, showering facilities and coffee shop with discounted barista coffee. Freshly prepared meals available including hot lunches, sandwiches/paninis through our kitchen, shop and onsite cafe.

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. Social Media checks will be carried out on shortlisted candidates. 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 to excel in this role 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 Wednesday 19th June 2024

Interview Date:       Wednesday 26th June 2024

Start Date:              September 2024

Pay Scale:               Hounslow Pay Scale 6 Point 16 to Point 20

Actual Salary:         £24,048 – 25,577per annum

Contract Type:        Permanent, term time only

Hours of work:        31.25 hours per week.

                                  8.30 am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday

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

CV’s will not be accepted. No agencies please

Oaklands School,
Gresham Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569

Oaklands School,
Woodlands Road, Hounslow,

0208 560 3569