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Woodlands School

Northwell Drive, Luton Bedfordshire LU3 3SP


Vacancy for a CLASS TEACHER

September 2018

Woodlands is an outstanding (Ofsted 2016) secondary special school. The school is committed to the provision of high quality education for young people aged between 11- 19 with severe, profound and complex learning needs.


The school has undergone an extensive building programme due to an expanding roll and we are seeking to appoint two new class teachers for September 2018.


We are looking for people who:

  • Have experience in working with children with Severe Learning Difficulties, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties and Complex Needs, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs or Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Are outstanding practitioners with a commitment to raising standards
  • Have desire to learn and take on new challenges
  • Have good organisational and communication skills
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Have enthusiasm, energy and creativity
  • Have experience of working with young people with special needs (desirable but not essential).


Woodlands can offer:

  • Fantastic students who enjoy school, are keen to learn and are proud to attend Woodlands
  • A senior leadership who are innovative, driven and focused on teaching and learning.
  • A hardworking, friendly and supportive staff team
  • A comprehensive induction programme and CPD programme
  • A strong and committed governing body
  • Opportunities for development as a leader


If you have any further enquiries please contact Mrs Debbie Foolkes on 01582 572880. Please email completed applications to:


Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged as is a visit to our website: and The Official Woodlands Secondary School Facebook page.


Closing Date: Monday 26th March 2018

Interviews: Thursday 19th April 201


Please be aware that, at Woodlands, we take Safeguarding children very seriously and checking the appropriateness of potential staff to work with children is a routine part of our recruitment process.


Cleaner Required March 2018


Grade: L1A

Salary range: 5 – 8

Hours per week: 12.5

Weeks worked per year: 50

Hourly rate: Currently Woodlands pay the National Living Wage


A vacancy has arisen for a cleaner to work from 15.45 to 18.15 Monday to Friday per week. Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential as full training is given.


CV’s will not be accepted for any posts based in schools. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to provide references and complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


For further details and an application form please contact Vince Chappell at the school address, telephone 01582 572880 or email on

Application pack for Cleaners


Midday Supervisory Assistants


We currently recruiting MDSAs for April 2018


Experience is not necessary but we are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Every day is different so we need people who are resilient and work well as part of a team.

The hours are 11.45 - 14.00 (term time only) - £3,836 - £3,861


Applicants will be invited to spend a lunch time in school.  This is your opportunity to experience the role of an MDSA in a special school but also for our staff to evaluate how you work with students .


The next stage of the process is formal interview.

If you are successful and offered a position, the role will start in March or April 2018, subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.


The job description and application form are available to download from this website just below this information.


Closing Date: 6th March 2018

Visits to the School: Week beginning 12th March 2018

Interviews: Thursday 22nd March 2018




Job Description and Application Form

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