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. 



The Governors seek to appoint an outstanding leader who will have the passion and energy to raise the level of achievement and outcomes for all students.

Experience of special education is an advantage, but not essential. Relocation assistance and/or accommodation may be available.

Oak Lodge welcomes candidates who wish to visit the school and meet students and staff. To discuss this opportunity in confidence, or to arrange a visit, please contact Michael Stephens of RSAcademics on 07834 520995 or email

The deadline for applications is 10am on Thursday, 5th October 2017.

Interviews and assessments: Wednesday, 18th October 2017.

Please send your completed application form, along with a covering letter addressed to Desmond Jarrett, Chair of Governors, to Alice Matcham at:

Oak Lodge School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For more information about this vacancy, including application for and candidate information pack, please visit


 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 in the first instance (Elizabeth Reda). Prospective volunteers will then be asked to complete a Wandsworth application form (see below).

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 –

Tel number: 020 8673 3453


Volunteer Application Form – click here

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