Life Skills Teacher, Hounslow

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Oaklands SchoolHounslow

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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS plus SEN
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Great Oaks Specialist SEN College


Pay Scale: MPS plus SEN point (dependent upon relevant skills and experience in special education)



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 transport routes and just 15 minutes walk from Hounslow bus station. The college provides further educational opportunities to post 19 students that have severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism. 


The college is split into 3 pathways; Vocational, Life Skills and Sensory. Life Skills is a two year course for young people who need to remain in education to develop skills for adult life. Students will work within their ability to become as independent as possible in everyday tasks and in accessing community facilities. The course consists of a core curriculum delivered two days per week, and the life skills programme delivered two days per week. 


Due to our rapid and continued expansion we are looking to appoint a creative, enthusiastic teacher to work on the like skills pathway. As well as having a good sense of humour, you will need to be well organised, calm, patient and passionate about teaching students with special educational needs. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief and have the desire and motivation to make this happen. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role.


We value our staff and offer excellent training and support, membership of the Teachers Pension Scheme, employee assistance programme and other wellbeing benefits.


Great Oaks College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults 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 26 working week probation period.


Details of this post are available on the Oaklands school website: www.oaklands.hounslow.sch.uk or greatoakscollege.com


Visits to the college are welcomed. Please contact Lindsey Banks, HR Manager for an appointment on 0208 560 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 HR@oaklands.uk.net  Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification. 


Closing Date: 9am 25th March 2019


Interview Date: 4th April 2019


Start Date: September 2019


Contract Type: Full time and permanent  


CV’s will not be accepted. No agencies.





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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Gresham Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8560 3569
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