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

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Three Special Schools are looking to recruit

Speech and Language Therapists

We are currently looking to develop the Speech and Language provision across the three special schools in Luton - Woodlands, Richmond Hill and Lady Zia Wernher. The therapists would be employed by Woodlands and be based at the school but work across the three schools. Training and supervision would be provided by NHS.

The posts could be part-time or full-time and term time only. The hours would be 09.00/09.30 – 15.00.

The positions would commence in Spring Term 2019. The job description and application form are available on the website.

If you would like to be part of our dedicated and professional staff team please contact Debbie Foolkes – Head Teacher for more information and to arrange a visit the school.

Closing date: 21st January 2019

Grade: 6 (possible Grade 7 – dependent on experience)

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Teaching Assistants

For January 2019


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: Thursday 6th December

Visits to the school: Week beginning 10th December

Interview date: Monday 17th December



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.


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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.


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