Head of School - New Oaks Primary
Oaklands is an outstanding special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. From September 2018 we have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group. Oaklands is at an exciting point in its development. Last year we relocated to our purpose built new school building (close to Osterley Tube Station and other public transport links) that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In time, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed.
Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Head of School for our Primary School. You will possess at least 2 years leadership experience within a special school and at least three years of teaching special needs students. The ideal candidate will lead and manage New Oaks, ensuring that the curriculum is designed and delivered to the highest standard. They will assist the Executive Head Teacher to plan strategically, and contribute to the efficient and effective use of staff and resources. During the expansion phase of the school, you will be required to teach at least two days a week.
We value our employees and offer excellent training and support as well as a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and other well-being benefits.
Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.
Details of this post are available on the school’s website. Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR manager for an appointment.
If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please complete and email the application form to HR.
Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.
Closing Date: 9am on Friday 6th March 2020
Interview Date: Monday 16th March 2020
Start Date: September 2020
Pay Scale: Hounslow leadership Pay Range L14 –L18
Actual Salary: £59,833 to £65,038 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
The successful candidates will be required to attend a pre-employment induction prior to their start date.
CVs will not be accepted. No Agencies please.
Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received.
All appointments at Oaklands School are subject to the employee successfully completing a 26 working week probation period.
Applicants are advised to read the Oaklands pay policy while considering their application.