Class Teachers Required for
Vocational and Life Skills
Great Oaks College is an expanding specialist independent college in its third year of operation. We are co-located within Oaklands School, a new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Isleworth, close to Osterley Tube Station.
The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. From September 2021, we will run three pathways: Vocational, Life Skills and Sensory, with a total of eleven class groups.
Due to the final stage of our expansion, we are looking to appoint one Life Skills Teacher to start as soon as possible or in September 2021, and one Vocational Teacher to start in September 2021.
Students within the Vocational Pathway, are working towards the development of skills that they need to prepare them for paid employment. These students have access to work experience on site including Horticulture, Catering and Facilities Management. They also access external work placements in the community. We expect most students to work towards becoming independent travelers. The students within the Vocational pathway generally have Severe to Moderate Learning Difficulties and/or Autism.
Students within the Life Skills Pathway are working towards the development of their day-to-day life skills including cooking, home management, shopping, travelling, developing communication and social skills and communication skills. Students also work to develop their functional Literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. The students within Life Skills generally have Severe Learning Difficulties and/or Autism.
Students on both Pathways access functional Maths and English lessons as well as ICT and PSHEC, these lessons are delivered by the class teacher. On a Wednesday all students have access to enrichment activities.
We would love to hear from teachers with experience of special education, who have the desire and motivation to make a difference to our students’ lives. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief.
We offer a comprehensive Induction and Inset programme for our staff, a pension scheme and employee assistance programme. Our College offers a friendly place to work with a supportive Senior Leadership Team.
Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and anyone applying to work at the College 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 twenty six working week probation period.
Details of this post are available on the College’s website: www.greatoakscollege.com
To apply, please complete and email the application form along with a letter of application outlining how you meet the specification for this role and what you will bring to the team for the benefit of our students. Completed applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 9am on Friday 16th April 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 4th May 2021
Start Date: 1st September 2021 (or ASAP for the Life Skills Teacher)
Contract Type: Permanent
Pay Scale: M1 to UPS plus SEN point (dependent upon relevant skills and experience in special education)
Please note all teachers paid UPS are considered to be middle leaders and will be given a cross school responsibility in line with their role.
CV’s will not be accepted/No agencies
Great Oaks College
- Special needs with state funding
- Further Education
- Students of mixed gender, age 19 - 25 years
Great Oaks College is a new specialist independent college that is co-located within Oaklands School’s new state of the art, purpose built premises located in Gresham Road, Hounslow. We are close to Osterley Tube Station and public trans...