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Deputy Head - see details below and  at essexschooljobs

One teacher - see details below and  essexschooljobs

Teaching assistents - see details below and essexschooljobs

midday staff at Oak View School, contact Denise Cross at the school for more information.

Oak View School - Deputy Head

Start date: September 2017

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Oak View School is a good school (Ofsted 2012) and due to the promotion of our Deputy Headteacher, we are looking for an inspiring and imaginative leader, to take over and continue to develop this role. We are a growing special school and currently have 93 pupils who have severe and complex needs with a high percentage within the autistic spectrum. We belive that it is vital to support all SEND pupils through growing the teachers and leaders in Special Education for the future. Part of the DHT role is to continue to be involved with local TT leaders as well as developing our outfacing support for SEN in mainstream provision.

* You will help to develop creative new approaches to learning throughout the school.

* We are an outfacing school and aim to further develop links with local mainstream partners to benefit pupils and young people in each setting

* You will share responsibility for safeguarding with the Head.

* You will support pupils with establishing positive behaviour for learning and develop whole school approaches to PSHE, for example curriculum days to explore specific aspects of relationships and wellbeing.

* You will be a key player in moving the school from 'good to outstanding'.

* To take responsibility for CPD.

* There will be a teaching commitment with the role, which is currently 30%.

Your role will be flexible and will reflect the priorities of the school improvement plan. You will have particular responsibility for driving forward specific aspects of the SIP. Our new Deputy Head will be able to model consistently good to outstanding teaching, and to support colleagues to successfully fulfil their roles. There will be significant leadership and management time to allow the successful candidate to focus on school improvement priorities.

This is a fantastic time to join our school.

The school is part of the Essex Special School Education Trust and works closely with 19 other special schools in Essex to drive forward and improve outcomes for SEND pupils in special and mainstream provision.

We encourage our staff to continue their professional development and celebrate their successes as well as continue their quest for knowledge and understanding of current research and implications for our pupil’s learning.

This post offers the opportunity to gain a wide and varied experience of school leadership and management. It also offers the chance for the right candidate to be innovative and to make their mark in a rapidly developing school

You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of outstanding teaching, working with pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs and will have experience of leading new initiatives. You will have an inclusive approach to education, high aspirations for all pupils, staff and the school. You will be able to lead and motivate a team. You will be a reflective practitioner who is proactive and constantly seeks to improve provision and outcomes for all pupils.

We are a friendly, supportive and skilled staff team and work with unique and engaging pupils. Our Team work closely with parents and professionals from a number of other fields.

Oak View School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Certificate is required for this post prior to commencement

Visits to the school are essential and can be arranged by contacting Denise Cross or on 02085084293.Ex 2

The closing date for this vacancy is 16:00 am on Friday 21st April 2017

- Interview date will be on Thursday 4th May 2017

- The post will commence 1st September 2017

Oak View School is a primary school for up to 85 pupils with Complex Learning Difficulties which include, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Speech Language and Communication Difficulties, Physical and profound leaners and ADHD. It is situated in Loughton, Essex. In September 2012 we received a judgment of 'Good' overall with ‘outstanding’ for Bahaviour, and Safety of Pupils, under the previous Ofsted inspection framework. This judgment reflects the commitment of both pupils, staff and the wider school community. Our pupils are engaging and unique and have a wide range of abilities and needs. We follow the EYFS and National Curriculum and adapt these to meet the individual interests and needs of our pupils. We use a wide range of approaches and strategies to support learning including multi sensory approaches, Makaton,PECS, SCERTS,social stories,TEACCH approaches and Essex Steps amongst others. We use the many amenities in the community including work experience opportunities and in the development of independence and life skills in preparation for life beyond school. We have achieved, for the third time Autism Accreditation through the National Autistic Society. The focus of our School Development Plan is to continue to adapt and develop our curriculum and provision to ensure that our pupils make excellent progress and enjoy their time at Oak View School. We prioritize social communication skills, emotional regulation and positive behaviour for learning, so that our pupils are able to access a broad curriculum and develop both academic skills and skills for living and learning


Oak View School - Class Teacher

Start date: September 2017

Point 1-5 depending of experience. Main scale Teacher

Roll: All age special school for children aged 3-19 with a wide range of special needs.

Oak View is a forward thinking and innovative school that is committed to providing an outstanding education for children with a wide range of learning needs. We are expanding and broadening our pupil profile to include Emotional and Social Well Being through an initiative project supported by Essex CC. We have been awarded NAS accreditation on three consecutive occasions we achieved a Good Ofsted in 2012 with OUTSTANDING Behaviour and safeguarding. Oak View is part of the ESSET special schools trust in Essex which enables us to forge meaningful special and mainstream links that benefit both children, families and staff.

Oak View is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending the school. As the duties of these posts involve regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidates will be conditional upon an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We are looking for dynamic, passionate and enthusiastic practitioner, who is willing to learn and want to achieve the very highest standards of teaching and learning. We want someone who is able to see the possibilities for our exceptional learners and develop provision that enables all to thrive.

You will be joining a friendly, enthusiastic and well qualified staff team and will find this post challenging, stimulating and rewarding. In-service training and an induction programme will be provided by the school.

For further information and application pack please contact the school office at:

Oak View School,

Whitehills Road,


IG10 1TS

Tel. 020 8508 4293 Ex 2


Closing date: Thursday 20th April 2017

Interview date: TBC

Visits are essential and can be arranged by contacting Denise Cross, HR/PA to HT at the above email address/telephone number. You can also find out about us on our website

SEN Learning Support Assistant

Required September 2017

Working hours 8.50am - 3.30pm, Training every Monday till 4.30pm

Monday - Friday term time only plus inset days

Actual Salary £10,593.65

Experience not needed in house training provide.

Have you ever considered supporting the Teaching and Learning of children and young people who have Special Needs?

We are looking to appoint  Learning Support Assistants to join our hardworking and friendly team, working to support our special needs children Age 3-19 years covering a whole range of complex needs including ASD, SLD, PMLD and challenging behaviour.

Please email for an application form,

Or telephone and leave a message on 020 8508 4293 Ex 2

Visits welcome.

Closing Date: Thursday 20th April 2017

Interview Date: TBC

The Governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to DBS clearance.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people.





  • ‘The school is extremely thorough and gives clear guidance for staff about practical approaches and preventative measures.’

    ASD report 2014

  • ‘Pupils' relationships with adults are excellent, and they learn respect and appropriate behaviour from the staff. Pupils are accepting of each other’s varying needs, and show pleasure in each other’s successes.’

    Ofsted report


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