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  • Start date details

    17/04/2023 or ASAP

  • Closing date

    27 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Dependant on experience

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Looking to work in a college with a positive and inclusive ethos
  • Able to deliver great lessons to groups of students as well as on a one to one basis with communication development at the center.
  • Lead a holistic approach to learning for young people in your class
  • Prepared to take a full role in curriculum development and extra-curricular activities
  • Aspirational for students and yourself
  • Dynamic, creative and emotionally intelligent
  • Excellent at using a variety of communication systems

What the school offers its staff

Oak Grove College is a community generic special school providing special education for 268 students with learning difficulties from Year 7 to Year 14. We are part of the Thrive Federation of Schools which also includes Palatine Primary School, Herons Dale School and Cornfield School.

We operate a learning need (family group) based structure, with each group having itsdesignated base in the building. In order to create balanced tutor groups and provide themost appropriate learning and support environment, some students are grouped differentlyand may be in tutor groups with a wider age range of students (especially those studentswith SLD & PMLD). For all students we aim to ensure that there are positive socialand educational inclusion opportunities.

We see this as essential to our goal of preparingstudents for being fully part of the community after College. Each family group is led by a PastoralLeader who has overall pastoral responsibility for those in their group.

We are immensely proud of our college and our community. We are committed to providing the very best for young people while they are with us, helping them to develop the knowledge, skills, confidence and aspiration to succeed throughout their lives. We have a staff team of about 180 people and we believe in looking after everyone well. We know that our staff team make the college what it is today and are the key to a successful future.

Staff are well supported by the leadership team and are offered opportunities to progress on carefully planned career pathways. We know that each and every one of our staff have a pivotal role to play and we believe in supporting everyone to achieve their potential. Oak Grove College is a rewarding place to work and staff report high levels of job satisfaction.

Further details about the role

We welcome applications from teachers with excellent special or mainstream experience in primary or secondary sector. The position would particularly suit an exceptional primary teacher able to teach all subjects. A programme of support and training will be offered to develop your understanding and skills in special educational needs within a supportive environment.

Applicants who are invited to interview will also be observed working with a class of students to demonstrate how they interact with students and structure learning. We fully intend to hold interviews face to face and will provide more information about how this can be conducted safely. However, if a remote interview is necessary candidates will need to be able to access IT and wi fi: we will support this if required and practical.

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About Oak Grove College

School type
Special school, ages 11 to 19
School size
266 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number

Oak Grove College is a generic special school providing education for students with complex special educational needs and disabilities from 11 to 19 years old.

Arranging a visit to Oak Grove College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@oakgrovecollege.org.uk.

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