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Job details
Employer Oakwood School
Location Bexley
Salary Bexley 5
Contract type Part Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2017 or as soon as possible

Permanent, Hours/Percentage of Week: 33.5, Weeks per year: 39 (term-time only) / 52

New Horizons Federation is a hard federation of two special schools, Oakwood and Westbrooke Schools, for pupils with social emotional and mental health issues and the Bexley Pupil Referral Service at Pathways Short Stay School. The Federation also provides a range of services to school stakeholders and the Local Authority through an Outreach Service and behaviour projects. For further information about the school please visit the school website:

We are currently seeking an experienced Secondary Teaching Assistant with an interest in working with SEN pupils at Oakwood School. Oakwood School is a specialist school for SEN pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The school has recently had a very successful Ofsted Inspection. Therefore, we are looking to appoint a new colleague with high expectations and willingness to work flexibly within a team to ensure that Oakwood continues to offer a high quality learning environment to our pupils. A background in classroom support and evidence of the ability to manage challenging behaviour are essential alongside high expectations and strong personal and professional boundaries. If you have enthusiasm, commitment and a desire to work with some of the most vulnerable and challenging young people in our community, we would welcome your application. High aspirations and a relentless approach towards excellence are the key skills we are seeking. Our expectations of learning and behaviour are extremely high and we would therefore welcome colleagues who would embrace and adopt aspirational goals for our pupils. A background in special education is not required.

For further details regarding this vacancy and/or an application pack please contact Yvonne Dye at

References will be requested for those short listed ONLY and prior to interview.

Closing Date for Applications: 14/12/2016
Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

 Oakwood School
Woodside Road

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