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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. 

 

Headteacher

£90,868 – £103,115 (including £5,377 Residential Allowance) per annum

To start in September 2017

Oak Lodge is a special school for students between 10 and 19 who have hearing, speech, language, and communication needs.  We have a highly successful Residential unit. The school runs Deaf First, a traded service providing communication support for students in colleges and classes for adults with hearing impairment.

This is a school where you can make a real and lasting difference to the young people in our care. We are highly ambitious to provide our students with the best education and preparation for a happy and successful life in the adult world.

Whether you are a Deputy Head and this will be your first headship, or you are an experienced head, we are looking for an outstanding candidate who will:

• Be an inspirational leader who can shape and deliver our strategy
• Have the passion and energy to raise the level of achievement and outcomes for all our students
• Be robust in meeting the challenges of a changing educational landscape and increasingly complex needs
• Build strong relationships with all our  stakeholders and the outside world

For the right candidate experience of education for the hearing impaired is an advantage, but not essential.

We would welcome visits to see the school , meet students and staff,  and have the opportunity to ask further questions. Please contact our Business Manager Karen Chapman to make an appointment on 020 8673 2137.

Headteacher JD & PS

Governors introduction letter

Executive Head letter

If you choose to submit your application by email rather than using our online website, completed applications should be submitted to: csschools@wandsworth.gov.uk, please call to confirm the receipt of your application.

For further information on the school, please view our website at www.oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing date: 18 May 2017 (at Midnight)
Interviews: 07 June 2017

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. CVs are not accepted.

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Residential Worker (One year Contract)

Grade B CPS 20 – 24 (£19653.40 – £21827)

Hours: 36 per week (39 weeks Term Time Only) Monday – Friday, split shifts during the mornings and evenings

To start as soon as possible

We are looking for a Residential Worker to provide 1-1 support to a student with a range of needs in Phoenix House, the residential unit attached to Oak Lodge School.  We are looking for a candidate that has excellent communication skills and knowledge of deafness, communication difficulties, challenging behaviour and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

RW 1to1 Job Description

RW 1to1 Person Specification

Application form

Closing date: 18th April 2017 at Noon

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

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.

CVs ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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Wellbeing Mentor

Grade SO1  £27,433 – £29,032

Hours: 36 hours a week. Term Time plus 3 weeks (39 + 3 = 42 weeks)

We want to recruit a Wellbeing Mentor to work with the Assistant Head of Personal Development and Welfare and the whole school team to support pupils and parents in maintaining full attendance and to follow up Safeguarding concerns. We need an experienced, flexible professional with a record of working with families and who is able to represent the school at inter-agency meetings.

Professional Development support will be available to enable you to update your skills and knowledge.

Wellbeing JD

Wellbeing PS

Application form

For further information and to apply please download an application and details from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

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

Closing date: Tuesday 18th April 2017 at noon
Interviews: Week Commencing 24th April 2017

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

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Communication Support Worker

Grade SO1  £25,475-£26,960

Hours: 36 hours a week. Term Time Only, 39 weeks

We are a secondary school for the Profoundly Deaf and pupils with language and literacy delay.  Our pupils communicate using BSL, SSE and spoken voice. We want to recruit a CSW to assist with communication across the school.

We will expect you to engage in the whole life of the school and be able to work flexibly alongside staff and to have excellent signing, oral and written reporting skills. You will be an organised person able to be solution focused and keep good records. Professional Development support will be available to enable you to update your skills and knowledge. You will be expected to support communication at occasional evening meetings.

CSW JD 2017

CSW PS 2017

Application form

 For further information and to apply please download an application and details from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/

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

 Closing date: Tuesday 18th April 2017 at noon
Interviews: Week Commencing 24th April 2017

This post is subject to an Enhanced CRB check.

CVs ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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BSL Interpreter Full Time or Part Time

Grade PO5  £36,926 – £39,339

Hours: 36 hours a week, Term Time Only, 39 weeks

We are a secondary school for the Profoundly Deaf and pupils with language and literacy delay.  Our pupils communicate using BSL, SSE and spoken voice. We want to recruit an interpreter to assist with communication across the school and to interpret for staff, visitors and at meetings.

Professional Development support will be available to enable you to update your skills and knowledge.

You will be expected to interpret at occasional evening meetings.

Interpreter JD 2017

Interpreter PS 2017

Application form

For further information and to apply please download an application and details from the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/.

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

Closing date: Tuesday 18th April 2017 at noon
Interviews: Week Commencing 24th April 2017

This post is subject to an Enhanced CRB check.

CVs ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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