Oak Wood School

Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Post Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing date: 14/10/2022
Closing time: 11:59 AM

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (English and Literacy)

Contract: Permanent;
Work Pattern: 32.5 hours per week, Term time plus 5 days INSET;
Actual Salary: NJC08 £18,349 per annum.

Oak Wood School is looking to appoint an exciting and innovative Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our friendly, dynamic and collaborative English department.

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 in English and literacy. 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. There are clear progression routes and training opportunities for the right applicant.

Oak Wood School is a rapidly improving, 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 teachers. 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. This post would be appropriate for an ECT or a more experienced teacher – we will also consider applications from candidates who would request a part-time role.

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 HLTA English information document for information about the department, Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete our Support Staff application form, which is in two documents, and via email to HR@oakwoodschool.uk.

Visits to the school can be arranged if requested.

Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website: https://www.oakwoodschool.uk/Current-Vacancies/.

Closing Date: Friday 14 October 2022 at midday 
Interviews: Week Commencing Monday 17 October 2022

CVs will not be accepted

Supporting Documents

Additional Information

To apply please complete our application form (above), and email it to HR@oakwoodschool.uk.


Safeguarding Statement
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.


Our Location
Address: Sutton Court Road,, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 0EX