June 3, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join our thriving Art department.
MPS/UPR with Outer London Allowance
Working Pattern
Full time, Part time, Permanent
Closing Date
June 19, 2024


May suit Early Career Teacher 

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join our thriving Art department. Applications are welcome from experienced and newly qualified teachers able to teach Art throughout the ability range at Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Excellent support is available from a very experienced team.

All students study Art at Key Stage 3. GCSE Art and Design, GCSE Photography and GCSE Textiles are also popular at Key Stage 4. In the Sixth Form, A Level Art and Design and Photography are also both currently offered.

Oak Wood School was judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (May 2022) and is a truly inclusive, mixed, multi-ethnic 11-18 school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. A career at Oak Wood School is your chance to be part of a remarkable team that are working to ensure our students are prepared to be the well- rounded leaders of tomorrow.

“Pupils at Oak Wood School are polite, friendly and confident. They are part of a diverse community and get along well with each other. The school’s ethos is for pupils to dream, learn and grow. Staff here inspire pupils and develop their knowledge, understanding and character.” Ofsted 2022 

We believe our best resources 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 organisations such as the PiXL club and the Hillingdon Learning Partnership (HLP). The school also offers a comprehensive induction programme and excellent promotion prospects. 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 Uxbridge, 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 Teacher of Art 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 it along with a letter of application addressed to Mr Daniel Cowling (Headteacher) via email to

If you submit a Tes QuickApply application or via Crinkle, you will be asked to complete an Oak Wood School Application form should you be selected for shortlist. 

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

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

Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 19 June 2024 

Interviews: From Monday 24 June 2024

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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