Oak Wood School is looking to appoint a number of Teaching Assistants to join our Inclusion team from September 2023. 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 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 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 Teaching 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 HR.
Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.
Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website.
Closing date: Midday, Wednesday 7 June 2023
Interviews: w/c Monday 12 June 2023
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.