Woodlands Secondary School

Learning Together

Our School Video

About Us

If you are interested in a career at Woodlands and would like more information about any position, please contact us below

Seen a position online and would like to know more? Fill in the form and we will get back to you.

We also advertise our vacancies on

Please see our page here - Woodlands Secondary School

Teaching Assistants


Experience is not necessary but we look 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.


Applicants will be invited to spend a day in school. The day will be spent in three classes and will cover the range of students we have in the school. This is your opportunity to experience the role of a teaching assistant in a special school but also for our staff to evaluate how you work with students across the age and ability ranges.


The next stage of the process is a formal interview and if you are successful the offer of a job subject to satisfactory references.


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.


Closing date: 

Visits to the school: 

Interview date:


Cleaner Required November 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


Please see the Job Description below.

Application pack for Cleaners


Woodlands School



We currently have no vacancies for Teachers


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: 



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.


Find Us