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 Teaching Assistants Required

 New Oaks (Primary) & High Oaks (Secondary) School


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), 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 rapid and continued expansion, we are looking to appoint highly experienced teaching assistants to work in both our Primary and 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 believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress, and would like to appoint individuals’ who share our belief. The ideal candidate will possess desire and motivation to make a positive contribution to the education and lives of our students. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role and the skills/experience required.                                                 

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support along with 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 or by calling the school on 020 8560 3569.

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 and indicate if you have a preference for a certain school.

Closing Date:            9am on Monday 10th May 2021.

Interview Date:        Thursday 20th May 2021

Start Date:              September 2021

Pay Scale:               Hounslow Pay Scale 5, Point 11 to 15.

Actual  Salary:        High Oaks - £18,519 - £19,890 per annum

                                New Oaks - £18,667 - £20,049 per annum

Hours of work:         High Oaks 31.25 hours per week (8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday).

New Oaks 31.5 hours per week (8.30am to 3.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 3.30pm on Friday)

Contract Type:         Permanent, term time only.

CV’s will not be accepted. No Agencies Please