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The Holmewood School London 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 undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. The Holmewood School London does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.

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Open Positions

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Occupational Therapist - OT


Location: Holmewood School - Muswell Hill / North Finchley

Contract type: Full time position - Monday-Friday 08:30-16:30

Salary:  £28,208.00 - £47,838.00 (depending on experience and qualifications)

Start Date: September 2024 or sooner

Apply by: 31st May 2024


We are recruiting an Occupational Therapist, to join our multidisciplinary team (MDT) on a full time basis. We see the requirements of the role as being similar to that seen in the NHS at a band 5 to 7 level and the successful candidate will join an established MDT of OTs, Speech and Language Therapists and Psychotherapists. A more experienced therapist may take the role of Team Lead and work closely with the MDT Team Lead to develop the OT service and provide supervision as required. 

The post holder will conduct assessments, and provide and oversee tailored interventions to our students who are aged seven to 19. 

The successful candidate will only be required to work 40 weeks per year guided by the academic year.

The post holder will also work closely with education colleagues and the SLT to provide appropriate OT input and training, as well as contribute to our holistic approach to mental and physical wellbeing within the school. 

The successful candidate will work with our neurodivergent young people who present with sensory, mental health and special educational needs associated with their diagnosis of autism. Many of our students have additional diagnoses of ADHD, dyslexia and DCD. A flexible approach, a sense of humour, reliability, punctuality, stamina, resilience and the ability to work under pressure are essential. 

We can offer you the benefits of working to a school calendar with a 40 week year and an excellent professional development package. We are part of the Cavendish Education Group, a unique group of educational independent day and boarding schools. We work closely with the other schools in our group, have extensive community links and believe in ‘thinking differently’ and being as creative as possible in our approach. 

As a school, we are committed to supporting every staff member’s personal and professional development. We can offer specialist training and support as required, tailored towards the candidate’s interests.

Essential criteria: 

  • HCPC Registration

  • Degree in OT

  • Evidence of CPD in relevant areas of practice 


Please contact Louise Wallis-Jones (Multidisciplinary Therapy Team Lead), on 020 3908 8991 if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role. 

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SEN Teaching Assistant


Location: Holmewood School - Muswell Hill / North Finchley

Contract type: Full time, part time, permanent position - Monday-Friday 08:30-16:30

Salary:  £20,362 - £21,899 (depending on experience and qualifications)

Start Date: 3rd June 2024

Apply by: 14th May 2024


We are looking for dynamic, energetic, flexible and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our small, warm and friendly team due to an increase in our student numbers. 


Full Time / Part Time: We are looking to recruit two full time TAs to join our team, we are open to exploring part time candidates if we can cover the two full time roles.


Your role will be to support teachers with classroom practice and pupils in their academic, social and emotional learning. You will be committed to providing the best opportunities for our rewarding but sometimes challenging group of learners and ensuring every child is supported to achieve their full potential.


We are located on three sites in the Finchley/Muswell Hill area. Our Lower School in North Finchley is conveniently situated opposite Woodside Park station (on the Northern Line), our Upper School is based at a lovely site in Muswell Hill and a newly refurbished site near Finchley Central.

The successful candidate will primarily be based at one site, however will be required to work at all The Holmewood School London campuses across North London and, as required, accompany students to external places of learning.


We can offer you the benefits of working to a school calendar with an average of a 37-week academic year and an excellent professional development package.

For any additional recruitment enquiries, please email

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