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Oak Lodge School is a Good School (OFSTED 2016) with an Outstanding residential provision, for deaf and language impaired students aged 10-19. From September 2017 the school has been approved as a mixed special school for 100 pupils with hearing impairment, speech, language and communication needs. There are 15 residential placements (weekly boarding).

Oak Lodge is in the Borough of Wandsworth but takes in pupils from across London. It is situated near to both Wandsworth and Clapham commons with good transport links. Parking is available on-site.

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication. We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community. You will have the opportunity to work in a happy and harmonious school which promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly. Pupils are enthusiastic and friendly and enjoy a varied academic and vocational curriculum.

There is a mandatory requirement for all teachers working at Oak Lodge to have a “Teacher of the Deaf” qualification or be prepared to study for this within three years of taking up the post. 

We would like all our staff to be able to communicate by signing. If you do not currently have this skill at BSL Level 2, then the school will assist with training. 

Please phone or email the school if you would like to arrange a visit. 

Wandsworth Application form – here


 Assistant Headteacher: Admissions and Complex Needs

Leadership Scale L12 – L16


Oak Lodge School is a Good School (OFSTED 2016) with a Good residential provision, for deaf and language impaired students aged 10-19. Oak Lodge School is a regional residential provision providing education for pupils aged 10 to 19

  • Who are D/deaf
  • Who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

The term D/deaf is used throughout education and research to describe students who are Deaf (British Sign Language users) and deaf (who are hard of hearing and tend to communicate more orally.

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication.

There are 15 residential placements (weekly boarding).

Oak Lodge is in the Borough of Wandsworth but takes in pupils from across London. It is situated near to both Wandsworth and Clapham commons with good transport links. Parking is available on-site.

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication. We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community. You will have the opportunity to work in a happy and harmonious school which promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly. Pupils are enthusiastic and friendly and enjoy a varied academic and vocational curriculum.

We are looking for a highly motivated senior leader to support and assist the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher by providing dynamic and professional leadership and management to reflect ‘policy in practice’ by sharing and modelling the school’s vision and values in everyday work and practice, developing and motivating staff, setting high expectations, embedding learning and teaching strategies and raising achievement, contributing to our rigorous and on-going self-evaluation and taking responsibility for leading specific areas/initiatives to secure further school wide improvements.

The Assistant Head: Admissions and Complex Needs plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the additional needs of the pupils at Oak Lodge are assessed and met. You will be supported by the therapy team. You will be responsible for overview of the EHCP reviews and staff supporting individual pupils.

For further information on this post and to arrange a visit, please contact the Head of School / Deputy Headteacher Christine Mukasa. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk or posted to Karen Chapman at the school address.

Closing date: noon on 11th October 2018

Interviews will be week commencing Monday 15th October 2018.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note CV’s are not accepted.

Personal Specification

Job Description

Application Form


Communication Support Workers

Starting: October 2018
Main purpose of job: To support Sixth Form Students both on-site and off-site.
Grade: SO1 30 – 31
Actual Salary: £27,020 – £27,775 TTO
Full / Part Time: Full-Time, 36 hours per week, 39 weeks a year  

The Sixth Form Communication Support Worker (CSW) will need to work flexibly to meet the requirements of Sixth Form staff and students. They will be expected to work both on-site in the school and off-site with our external providers and Work Related Learning partners. There will be occasional evening meetings which the CSW will need to attend. There will also be college enrolment dates whereby the CSW will be expected to support students during the enrolment period.

The role of the CSW is to enable deaf students to access, as fully as possible, the curriculum. Their post will involve interpreting for staff and students. The CSW will also be required to offer other forms of communication support, e.g. note taking, examination support and translating written English to BSL and BSL to written English.

You must have a minimum of BSL level 3. You will need to have GCSE English and Mathematics (grade C or above), or equivalent in Literacy and Numeracy. Experience of work in the FE sector is desirable.

Person Specification
Job Description
Application form

Completed applications should be returned to the school either by email or post.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to a DBS check.
CVs are not accepted.

 


COMPUTING / ICT TEACHER                         

Teacher’s Pay Scale + SEN 1 or 2 (£2,063 – £4,073)
Full time
Required as soon as possible

Inspire, Believe, Achieve

Oak Lodge School is a regional residential provision providing education for pupils aged 10 to 19

  • Who are D/deaf
  • Who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

The term D/deaf is used throughout education and research to describe students who are Deaf (British Sign Language users) and deaf (who are hard of hearing and tend to communicate more orally.

The school follows a student-centred multi-modal approach to communication.

We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community and to have the opportunity to work in our happy and harmonious school which promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and well-qualified teacher to be a member of an innovative team committed to developing language and literacy skills and to raising the achievements of all our pupils.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Completed applications should be e-mailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

If you wish to discuss the post further please contact Mr Derek Kitchin, Executive Headteacher at Oak Lodge School.

Please note that if you complete the application form on an Apple Mac you must use ‘Adobe Acrobat Reader’ (you can get it http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/) and not the ‘Preview’ application that comes with the computer due to an incompatibility.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced CRB check.
CVs ARE NOT ACCEPTED

 


Volunteering at Oak Lodge

Oak Lodge values the contributions that volunteers can make to our school. They can help us to address the diverse interests, needs, and resources of our pupils, and can bring a unique perspective to our work. We welcome volunteers as a core part of our team, with the distinctive but complementary role they can play alongside our paid staff.

Anyone who would like more information about volunteering at Oak Lodge should contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email the first instance with their CV and a cover letter detailing how long you wish to have the placement, why, what times and days suit you, what experiences you can bring to the school and whether you have any understanding of BSL.

The area of work and the level of involvement for volunteers is arranged on an individual basis. We do not ever use volunteers to replace our paid staff.

Volunteer Coordinator – Liz Reda
Email – recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Tel number: 020 8673 3453

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