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1:1 Learning Support Assistant

1:1 Learning Support Assistant

High Oaks


  • Expired
£14629 - £16147
Job type:
Part Time, Fixed Term
Start date:
as soon as possible
Apply by:
3 September 2017

Job overview

Oaklands is a thriving special school based in Isleworth and serving the London Borough of Hounslow. Oaklands pupils aged 11 – 19, have severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism.   

Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development; we are currently working towards expansion and full school relocation to a purpose built new school in Hounslow for September 2018. Once full, Oaklands will operate on two sites, will a primary school on a separate site. A specialist independent College will operate on our Secondary Site.  

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic member of staff with good team working skills to work 1:1 with one of our sixth form students. We are particularly interested in recruiting people who have previous experience of working with young people who have special needs. The student in question has a physical disability. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake personal care including toileting and feeding.  

This position is advertised as a fixed term contract in line with agreed funding for the pupil. 

 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 and an application pack are available on the school’s website:    

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Lindsey Banks for an appointment on 0208 560 3569.  

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.  

Interview Date: 6th September 2017

Pay Scale: SC4 Hounslow Pay Scale (point 18 to point 21)  

Actual Salary:        £14629 - £16147 

Contract Type: Fixed term until 31st August 2018   

Hours of work:        31 hours per week, 39 weeks a year, term time only  

Monday        8.45am – 4.30pm 

Tuesday – Friday 8.45am – 3.30pm

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About High Oaks

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  • High Oaks
  • Gresham Road, Hounslow
  • Middlesex
  • TW3 4BX
  • United Kingdom
+44 20 8560 3569

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Interested in developing your career in special education?

We are holding an open day on 24th April  for anyone interested working in special education  to come and visit our new school and specialist independent college - Great Oaks.

Oaklands is an excellent special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow. We provide 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) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group.

We are interested to hear from qualified teachers (QTS/QTLS) who are already working in special education and looking for a change,  NQT's  and those who work mainstream but are considering branching out into special education.  All teachers are invited to come along and see our school and college and find out more about what its like working here. 

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support along with a pension scheme,  Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.

Call or email Lindsey Banks HR manager on 0208 560 3569 lbanks@oaklands to book a place on the open day.

Careers at Oaklands School   

Can you make a difference to children and young people’s lives?  We have opportunities for people who wish to develop a career working with students with learning disabilities.

We need to employ many more staff over the coming years and would like to hear from anyone looking to develop a career in special education.

Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development; we are currently working towards expansion and full school relocation to a purpose built new school in Hounslow for September 2018. The schools will be based on two sites and will consist of a new primary school (New Oaks) opening in September 2019, along with the current secondary school (High Oaks) and an independent post 19 college (Great Oaks) opening September 2018.  

Oaklands is a specialist educational provision for students aged 3 – 25 who have severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), or autism (ASD).  

Oaklands believes that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.

Career Opportunities

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Relief/Bank Learning Support Assistants

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Teaching Assistant (TA)


Lunchtime Assistants

Relief/Casual Minibus Drivers

The application form, job descriptions and person specifications can be found for all positions on our website

Upon completing their apprenticeship, our staff can progress onto LSA or TA roles.  

We offer teacher training sponsorship and are currently sponsoring 4 of our TA’s through teacher training, 3 of whom started their career at Oaklands on our teaching assistant apprenticeship.  

We would like to offer work experience placements to students interested in pursuing a career in special education and are always keen to hear from those wanting to volunteer in our school.

Benefits of Working for Oaklands School  

•Membership of Pension Scheme   

•Extensive CPD training programme for all staff  

•Membership of Perkbox  (eg. discounted shopping/cinema tickets)   

•Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling, information and support)   

•Well-being and medical support   

•Childcare voucher scheme   

•Annual flu jab   

If you would like to find out more about working for us, please get in touch with Lindsey Banks our HR Officer on 0208 560 3569 or email

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