July 15, 2022
Short Summary
Oak Wood School is looking to appoint Subject Support Assistants to join our Inclusion team.
NJC Point 1 Pro rata (£16,355 pa)
Working Pattern
36 hours per week, term time only plus one week • Required as soon as possible
Closing Date
August 14, 2022


Oak Wood School is looking to appoint Subject Support Assistants to join our Inclusion team. This is a very exciting time to join our community as the Inclusion team is expanding to meet our commitments as a truly inclusive school that embraces all aspects of comprehensive education. The successful candidate will be patient, reliable and sensitive to the needs of our pupils. You will show an enthusiasm and commitment to supporting learning. A good sense of humour and an ability to work as part of a close-knit team is essential.

The role will involve supporting students both in class and through interventions, individually and in small groups. We have a number of vacancies available across the curriculum, including within Humanities, English, Modern Foreign Languages, as well as Art and Design departments. You will work closely with the Head of Department and teachers to support pupils to make progress in their learning. Subject related qualifications or experience would be desirable and there are clear progression routes and training opportunities for the right applicant.

Oak Wood School was recently judged as a ‘Good’ school by Ofsted (May 2022) and is 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 resources are our staff. 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.

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 Subject Support Assistant information document for information about the role, Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please visit our website and complete our Support Staff application form, which is in two documents, and via email to our HR Department.

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

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

Interviews Scheduled individually upon receipt of application.

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.

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