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Accessibility Facilitator - Term Time

The Oaks Specialist College, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7071-37S
  • Posted:15/09/2023
  • Pay:£22,500 up to £26,000
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:11/10/2023 at 23:30
  • Interviews:TBC


The Oaks Specialist College is a registered charity and an exciting development based in Tonbridge, set up to meet the needs of young adults age 18-25 with learning difficulties or disabilities (LLDD). 

Learning programmes include:

  • A programme of study and work-related learning and experience that will lead to further vocational training, internships/apprenticeships and employment.
  • A programme of study providing a further 1, 2 or 3 years for young adults to continue to develop their personal life and independent living skills so that they can contribute to society in a number of ways and live an independent or semi-independent life.
  • A vocational programme providing a further 1, 2 or 3 years for young adults to continue to develop their personal life and independent living skills so that they can contribute to society in a number of ways and live an independent life in a supported environment.

A bespoke programme of study for learners that require a total communication approach and may use AAC. This is a multi-sensory curriculum to enable the learners to communicate their needs in a supported environment.

The work of the Transitions Assistant will play an important role in our employment, accessibility and digital applications’ priorities and aims to enhance the opportunities for our learners to enter the world of work upon leaving College.

We have a wonderful case study that demonstrates the impact of our Accessibilty Offer on our Facebook page. 

Information about the school

We have been awarded Outstanding in all areas following our OFSTED inspection in May 2023.

Our aim is to complement and work alongside existing providers in the area, to ensure that the needs and aspirations of all learning difficulties and disabilities (LLDD) young people can be met locally. Our learners travel to the College from West Kent, other areas of Kent, Bromley, and East Sussex.

We work closely with a number of employers and other organisations to ensure that the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in college are applied in the “real world” so that every learner makes clear progress and develops into a young person who is respected and valued in their community and is confident and able to contribute fully. On leaving The Oaks our young people will gain employment, further training or meaningful volunteering roles and be able to live their life more independently – with less dependency on others as they continue to develop, mature and thrive.

Our mission is to put young people with learning disabilities at the heart of all that we do. We achieve our success by having a great team of staff who really care about the work that they do with our young people and who have a wide range of skills and expertise plus drive and total commitment to our vision.

Our vision is to give all of our young adults opportunities to discover ways of learning that engage them and enable them to gain new skills and knowledge. We strive to ensure every learner is exceptionally well prepared to live a positive, meaningful and productive long term future

The Oaks Specialist College learners have diverse needs and come from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nikki Twiner
  • Address:The Oaks Specialist College, Cage Green Road, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 4PT
  • Telephone: 01732 207950
  • Email: hr@theoaks.ac.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.