Head of Learning Support, Abingdon-on -Thames, Oxfordshire

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Our Lady's AbingdonAbingdon-on -Thames, Oxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

OLA, an independent Catholic coeducational day school located only a few miles from Oxford in the heart of Abingdon, seeks an exceptional teacher for this key role within our Senior School.  Small class sizes, excellent academic results and a warm, friendly ethos make OLA a highly attractive environment in which to teach.  

An experienced and forward-thinking professional is required to assume leadership of this outstanding department. The successful applicant will aim to raise levels of achievement for all learners at OLA, with a particular focus on those with additional needs and EAL. 

Please see the attached Application Pack for job description, person specification and further details.

The ideal candidate:

  • Enthusiastic and creative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible in outlook and attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Inspirational to both pupils and staff
  • Patient, friendly and approachable

What we can offer:

  • Support from senior colleagues
  • Motivated and enthusiastic pupils
  • Teachers' Pension Scheme
  • Free school lunches during term time
  • Free on-site parking
  • Use of school facilities, e.g. swimming pool
  • A peaceful location on the edge of the city of Oxford

Abingdon-on-Thames is an historic, modern market town situated eight miles to the south of Oxford, with its world renowned reputation as a centre of academic excellence. The town has a lively community and has undergone recent development to upgrade the central shopping area. There are a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars situated a just few minutes walk away from the river and gardens of Abbey Meadows. The town supports a mixed and international community and has excellent bus links to Oxford which is just a 15 minute ride away and provides a wealth of social and cultural opportunities.

How to apply: 

Applications should be made via the TES website. Please complete the application form in full leaving no gaps in your employment history. In the interests of fairer and safer recruiting we do not accept CV applications. 

Application deadline: 

Further details can be found on the school website at www.olab.org.uk 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Senior School, Radley Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3PS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1235 524658
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