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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


Day Receptionist 

Application closing date: Wednesday 16th January 2019 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing 21st January 2019
Location: Oak Lodge School, 101 Nightingale Lane, SW12 8NA
Hours:
36 hours per week – 7:45am – 3:30pm – job share considered
Salary: Actual salary £17,776 – £17,919
Term Time Only (39 weeks)

We are a secondary school for pupils who are D/deaf or have hearing, speech, language or communication needs.  Our pupils communicate using BSL, SSE and speech.  We want to recruit an evening receptionist / telephonist / administration assistant to handle out of hours calls and visitors, as well as providing administration support.

We need someone who can:

  • Greet guests and visitors and make them feel welcome in a positive and friendly manner.
  • Work on a switchboard co-ordinating calls and prioritising work.
  • Use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SIMS knowledge would be useful.
  • Perform clerical duties and office procedures.
  • Promote a positive image of the School.
  • Knowledge of BSL a distinct advantage.

You will need to:

  • be punctual, presentable and friendly;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • have recent experience of using a telephone switchboard;
  • be able to use outlook for sending and receiving email;
  • be able to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint to a good standard;

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

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.


Evening Receptionist 

Application closing date: Wednesday 16th January 2019 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing 21st January 2019
Location: Oak Lodge School, 101 Nightingale Lane, SW12 8NA
Hours:
22 hours per week – start 3pm latest finish 8pm (finish will vary according to lettings)
Salary: Actual salary for 22 hours £10,865 – £10,953
Term Time Only (39 weeks)

We are a secondary school for pupils who are D/deaf or have hearing, speech, language or communication needs.  Our pupils communicate using BSL, SSE and speech.  We want to recruit an evening receptionist / telephonist / administration assistant to handle out of hours calls and visitors, as well as providing administration support.

We need someone who can:

  • Greet guests and visitors and make them feel welcome in a positive and friendly manner.
  • Monitor people attending evening classes and meetings
  • Work on a switchboard co-ordinating calls and prioritising work.
  • Use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. SIMS knowledge would be useful.
  • Perform clerical duties and office procedures.
  • Promote a positive image of the School.
  • Knowledge of BSL a distinct advantage.

You will need to:

  • be punctual, presentable and friendly;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • have recent experience of using a telephone switchboard;
  • be able to use outlook for sending and receiving email;
  • be able to use Word, Excel and PowerPoint to a good standard;

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

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.


Premises Assistant 

Application closing date: 12 noon 11th January 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 14th January 2019 (date and time to be confirmed)
Location: Oak Lodge School, 101 Nightingale Lane, SW12 8NA
Actual Salary: £15,951 – £16,080 per annum

Job description: We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Premises Assistant with a positive attitude to work as part of a team to ensure that our school and grounds are maintained to a high and safe standard either by performing minor maintenance works within their competency or supervising and checking contractors’ works.

Working time: 30 hours per week shift pattern including evenings and Saturdays.
Term Time + 3 weeks (42 weeks).   Required as soon as possible

You will:

  • be honest, reliable and hardworking;
  • have good numeracy, literacy skills and IT use;
  • be able to work as part of a team but also able to work on your own initiative;
  • act as a key-holder performing routine and non-routine opening/locking and alarming school buildings;
  • have practical experience in a variety of trades (eg decorating, plumbing, carpentry, building);
  • have the ability to remain calm when dealing with emergencies;
  • have a can do attitude;
  • be willing to take part in training;
  • have a willingness to be helpful and support staff in practical ways.

If you have good communication skills, are able to develop positive relationships, can demonstrate focus and commitment, then we would like to hear from you.

Oak Lodge School is a regional residential school providing education for pupils aged 10 to 19 who are D/deaf or have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Some are also visually impaired. All employees of Oak Lodge School are expected to contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

At Oak Lodge 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 Disclosure & Barring Service check

Visits to Oak Lodge are welcomed and can be arranged by phoning the school for an appointment.

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

Pre-interview references will be sought.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Tel: 020 8673 3453
Email: 
recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk


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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