Oaklands School Careers Site Eteach (12740)


At Oaklands we believe that our students are capable of making outstanding progress within their individual potentials, and of becoming active members of society. We aim to support them in their development by planning highly individual programmes of education precisely tailored to their individual needs, learning styles and interests.

From September we will be moving into a new school building situated in Gresham Road, Hounslow. This purpose designed and built environment will provide new learning opportunities, however our individual approach to education will not be changing.

Oaklands Is Branching Out.

New Oak Primary is opening at Gresham Road with two class groups for children in reception and year one (New Oaks Primary will relocate to our Woodlands Road site in September 2019 once it has been remodelled and renovated)

High Oaks Secondary will continue to provide for 11-19 year olds

Great Oaks College, our Specialist Independent College opens at Gresham Road in September 2018. It will provide 2-4 year courses for young adults aged 19-25 years.

Please use the “Our Schools” tab to find more details about our schools.

We are determined that we will maintain and continue to improve our curriculum as we expand. The next exciting years will be matched by a challenging and inspiring curriculum for the students focussing on communication, independence, the development of cognitive, creative and physical skills in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, National Curriculum, and Adult Core Curriculum.

Our student needs and interests are at the Centre of all we do to prepare them for the most meaningful, independent and fulfilling lives possible.

Anne Clinton

School Aims

  • To provide each individual with a safe, stimulating, challenging, supportive learning environment.
  • To promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, cognitive and physical development of all.
  • To create a community in which each individual is valued and enabled to play a full part in school life.
  • To enable each individual to maximise their potential to become confident learners.
  • To develop effective communication skills.
  • To help students to stay safe and learn to protect and to assert themselves.
  • To ensure all students have access to a relevant broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet their personalised learning needs.
  • To support parents/families through multi-agency work with all stakeholders.
  • To encourage families to work in partnership with professionals, to the benefit of our students, and the work of the school.
  • To provide inclusion opportunities at other schools and colleges.
  • To prepare students for smooth transitions pre and post school.
  • To promote healthy lifestyle choices to aid well-being.
  • To follow Every Disabled Child Matters guidelines and facilitate equal opportunities for all.

Working for us

At Oaklands we are always keen to hear from people who are interested in working in special education.   We are interested both in qualified candidates with recent relevant experience in similar environments and in candidates who are interested in developing skills to work with young people who have special needs. If we have no current vacancies we remain interested in hearing from you.

Please do send us a completed application form or a CV for us to hold on file and we will contact you if a suitable vacancy arises. If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.Join our School Talent Pool now!For more information about School Talent Pools visit www.eteach.com

Career Opportunities




Apprentice Teaching Assistant

  • No experience or qualifications necessary
  • Apprentices work towards NVQ2 & 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools.
  • Most of our apprentices progress to be learning support assistants or teaching assistants.

Relief/Bank Learning Support Assistants

  • Experience working with children or adults with a disability.
  • English qualification at Level 2 (or equivalent)

Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

  • Experience working with pupils with special education needs (SEN)
  • NVQ2 in a relevant subject e.g. Supporting Teaching & Learning, Health & Social Care, Childcare
  • English qualification at level 2 (or equivalent)

Teaching Assistant (TA)

  • Experience working with pupils with SEN
  • NVQ3 in a relevant subject (see above)
  • Maths & English qualification at level 2 (or equivalent)


  • QTS or QTLS (to teach 16-19 or 19-25 age range) and a desire to work within SEN

Lunchtime Assistants

  • No experience necessary but experience working with children/young people is desirable

Relief/Casual Minibus Drivers

  • Clean Category D driving licence
  • Experience driving a minibus
  • MIDAS Accessible certificate (desirable


Upon completing their apprenticeship, our staff can progress onto LSA or TA roles.

We offer teacher training sponsorship and are currently sponsoring 4 of our TA’s through teacher training, 3 of whom started their career at Oaklands on our teaching assistant apprenticeship.

We would like to offer work experience placements to students interested in pursuing a career in special education and are always keen to hear from those wanting to volunteer in our school.

We invest in our staff and following is a selection of the training regularly on offer:    PECS,  Intensive Interation,  TEACCH,  Makaton,  Sensory,  ICT,  Safeguarding.

Benefits of working for Oaklands School

Apart from our brand new building, we also offer:

  • Membership of Pension Scheme 

  • Extensive CPD training programme for all staff

  • Membership of Perkbox    (eg. discounted shopping/cinema tickets)

  • Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling, information and support)

  • Well-being and medical support

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Annual flu jab