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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


HEAD OF ENGLISH

Closing date: Monday 11th February 2019
Interviews: Week commencing Tuesday 12th February 2019
Salary:
MPS – UPS Pay Scale + SEN
Incentives available for the right candidate

As Head of English you will lead an innovative team committed to developing language and literacy skills and to raising the achievements of all our pupils.

The successful applicant will:

  • be a dynamic teacher with an innovative understanding of teaching and learning.
  • have a sound understanding of the impact of deafness and speech, language and communication needs on the development of skills in English.
  • be ambitious and problem-solving in raising the reading and writing skills of all students.
  • have a commitment to collaborative working.
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • be able to demonstrate strong leadership and management skills

For further information and to apply please download an application and details below.  Please make reference to the person specification when completing the application form.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

Please note CV’s are not accepted

For further information on this post and to arrange a visit, please contact the  Executive Headteacher, Derek Kitchin. Applications should be emailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk or posted to Elizabeth Reda at the school address.

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.


Assistant Headteacher: Admissions and Complex Needs

Location: Oak Lodge School, 101 Nightingale Lane, SW12 8NA
Leadership Scale according to skills and experience

The Assistant Head: Admissions and Complex Needs plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the additional needs of current and prospective students 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 for the staff supporting individual pupils.

The successful applicant will:

  • have a sound understanding of the impact of deafness and speech, language and communication needs on learning and how to assess, plan and differentiate to account for this;
  • have a commitment to collaborative working;
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and
  • promote effective, inclusive education.
  • be able to demonstrate the strong leadership and management skills required to lead a significant area of the school’.

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.

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

CV’s are not accepted

Completed applications should be returned to the school either by email: recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk 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 an enhanced DBS check.


Communication Support Workers

Starting: Immediate start
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.


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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