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Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant

High Oaks


  • Expired
£14,629 - £16,147
Job type:
Part Time, Permanent
Start date:
as soon as possible
Apply by:
27 November 2017

Job overview

Part time & permanent - 5 days per week (Monday - Friday) (31 hours)

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. The schools will be based on two sites and will consist of a new primary school (New Oaks) opening in Sep 2019, along with the current secondary school (High Oaks) and an independent post 19 college (Great Oaks) opening September 2018.  

We are looking for enthusiastic members of staff with good team working skills who have previous experience of working with young people who have special needs. Oaklands believes that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief. Applicants must be physically fit and willing to undertake all aspects of personal care including toileting and feeding.   

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 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. .  

Closing Date: 9am Monday 27th November 2017
Interview Date: 5th December 2017

CV’s will not be accepted

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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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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 aged 4-19. 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 and we serve a socially and ethnically diverse population, with children coming from within Hounslow and the surrounding Boroughs.

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 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 Rany Kalsi HR manager on 0208 560 3569 to discuss career opportunities. 

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 secondary school moved to its current location in 2018 and boasts excellent facilities to provide a secondary and preparing for adulthood curriculum. Facilities include a sports centre, which is hired during evenings and weekends and outside term time under a planning condition.

Oaklands holds both an Ofsted Outstanding grade and also an advanced level accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

At Oaklands we aim to work closely with Hounslow’s special educational needs department to provide for the needs of Hounslow borough and are strongly committed to meeting the needs of Hounslow’s children and young people. We work with a school partnership established with schools in 3 boroughs, and with the Hounslow Education partnership. Oaklands provides training to a range of local provisions.

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

Education Support Assistant (ESA)

Teaching Assistant (TA)


Lunchtime Classroom Assistants

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

Upon completing their apprenticeship, our staff will gain a level 3 qualification. 

We offer teacher training sponsorship.

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

•Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling, information and support)


•Childcare voucher scheme

•Annual flu jab

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

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