September 16, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
Oak Wood School is looking to appoint an exciting and innovative alternative provision teacher (from any subject discipline) to lead the development of a new Alternative Provision Hub (APH)
MPS/UPR + TLR 2c with Outer London Allowance
Working Pattern
Full time • Permanent • To start January 2023
Closing Date
October 14, 2022


Oak Wood School is looking to appoint an exciting and innovative alternative provision teacher (from any subject discipline) to lead the development of a new Alternative Provision Hub (APH) within the school. The APH will provide full time tuition for students who are at risk of permanent exclusion from mainstream education in the school at Key Stages 3 or 4 on a short-and longer-term basis. There is a dedicated suite of rooms and adequate opportunity to develop this important aspect of the school. This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher with experience of working in alternative provision to develop a new initiative as part of the school’s desire to remain inclusive and support all our students to succeed.

Oak Wood School is a rapidly improving, truly inclusive, mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. The curriculum is well balanced and reflects the needs of all our students and the local community. The school’s Rewards and Sanctions policy is robust, and staff have welcomed the introduction of centralised sanctions and inclusive polices.

We believe our best resource are our teachers. There is a popular and thriving programme of professional development in the department and across the school, at all levels, and colleagues have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally through our membership of both the PiXL club and the Harrow Collegiate Alliance (HCA). The school also offers excellent promotion prospects and a comprehensive induction programme. Colleagues benefit from a commitment to staff well-being and are provided with several schemes to support them maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. This post would be appropriate for an ECT or a more experienced teacher – we will also consider applications from candidates who would request a part-time role.

Situated on a large site close to Heathrow Airport and the centre of Hillingdon, Oak Wood School has much to offer: 

  • A commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
  • Staff wellbeing programme
  • Childcare and cycle to school vouchers
  • Excellent transport links (by train 45 minutes to central London), bus routes 427, 278 & U2, train (Chiltern Railways, Great Western Railway and Underground (Metropolitan & Piccadilly)
  • On-site parking including electric charging facilities
  • On-site catering facilities.

Please read the Alternative Provision Leader information document for information about the department, Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please visit our website and complete our Teaching Staff application form, which is in two documents, and send along with a letter of application addressed to Mr Daniel Cowling (Headteacher) via email to HR.

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website.

Closing date: midday, Friday 14 October 2022

Interviews: W/C Monday 17 October 2022 

We reserve the right to interview strong candidates on receipt of application and make appointments before the closing date 

Oak Wood School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Oak Wood School is an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

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