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Oak Wood School

Teaching Assistant

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Oak Wood School is looking to appoint 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.

We have a caring, respectful and supportive core ethos ‘We Dream, We Learn, We Grow’ that propels us to constantly advocate that students at Oak Wood School are not limited in their choices. ‘We Dream, We Learn, We Grow’ also underpins how we develop our staff with our extensive professional development and well-being programmes.

In joining our community, you will be part of an organisation that will support you in your career goals and help you to develop as an individual.

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

Salary & Benefits

NJC Point 5-6 Pro rata (actual salary £19,110-£19,424 p.a.)
Hours: 32.5 hours per week, term time only plus one week
Required as soon as possible

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.


Oak Wood School
Sutton Court Road
UB10 9HT

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

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

Closing date: On-going
Interview: To be arranged with candidate

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

We reserve the right to interview strong candidates on receipt of application and make appointments before the closing date

Additional Notes

The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. Oak Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.