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Speech and Language Therapist

Hours of work: 37 Hours
Working pattern: Full-time and term-time only 
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term: Until 31 August 2023

Closing date: Wednesday 29th June 2022
Interview date: Friday 8th July 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Swale Academies Trust
Ashdown House
Johnson Road
ME10 1JS

Phone:   01795 426091 Option 2
Email:     recruitment@swale.at   

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Fixed Term until 31st August 2023.

37 hours per week, working term time plus 5 staff development days. Monday to Thursday 8.30 am to 16.30 pm and Friday 8.30 am to 16.00 pm.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work innovatively across a group of Eastbourne schools, supporting children’s Speech, Language and Communication Skills.

Swale Academies Trust and Aurora Academies Trust are jointly seeking an experienced and HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist to work across its primary schools.

  • The Langney Primary Academy
  • Shinewater Primary School
  • The Parkland Federation
  • Heron Park Academy
  • Oakwood Academy.

The group of schools are within a short distance from each other and you will be based at each school one day per week under the direction of each school’s SENCo.  The percentage of pupils in each of these schools having SLCN (speech, language and communication needs) is higher than the national average therefore we are excited by this innovative approach to ensure specialist advice and support is provided to our children and families.

You will be a confident and capable practitioner with a passion for supporting children, particularly in the early years.  You will work with these schools to deliver assessment and direct therapy to pupils from nursery to Year 6, with a range of speech, language and communication needs.

You will be comfortable with innovative ways of sharing your skills, including the training and oversight of existing support staff delivering speech and language programmes in each school.  You will work across schools to deliver training or coaching for teachers, SENCos and SEND teams, as well as support with monitoring the impact of school based interventions. 

The post is advertised as a fixed term until August 2023 initially.  For contract purposes only, Langney Primary Academy will be the host school on behalf of Swale Academies Trust.  Secondment agreements will be in place for Heron Park and Oakwood Academies.

You will have access to supportive teams and a base to work in each school.  You will be surrounded by friendly and experienced SEND teams.

If you want to make a difference to especially ensure the best possible starting points for children as they enter school, we can’t wait to hear from you!   

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Julie Prentice, Executive Headteacher on Julie.prentice@swale.at  for an informal discussion regarding the post.

Completed applications should be sent to the HR Team, recruitment@swale.at or by post to HR Team, Swale Academies Trust, Ashdown House, Johnson Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1JS. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.  

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure  

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/43239/23345

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £30,843 to £35,276

  • Closing date
  • 29 June 2022

  • Organisation
  • Swale Academies Trust

  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Speech and Language Therapy