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Teaching Assistant - School - Fixed Term Contract

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Teaching Assistant Required

Fixed Term Contract, Term Time Only – 4 days per week


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 within our sixth form department. You will have previous experience of working with children or adults that have learning disabilities 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. 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:  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 on Monday 15th October 2018

Interview Date:      Thursday 18th October

Start Date:             As soon as possible

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

Actual Salary:         £13773 to £14999 per annum

Contract Type:       Fixed Term until 31/8/19

Hours of work:       25 hours per week

Tuesday to Friday – 8.30am 3.30pm – Times and days are not negotiable