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Speech and Language Therapist - Full-time/Part-time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-78S
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:Range 8 (£28,598-£32,333 FTE)+ SEN allowance
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:05/07/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


At Aspire school we believe that learning needs to be individual for all and aspirational for everyone. As a specialist provision for children with ASD and speech, language and communication needs we believe that communication is at the heart of the curriculum for all of our pupils. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Qualified Speech and Language Therapist, who is looking to gain experience working with children with a range of communication strengths and challenges, and wishes to be a driving force behind helping our pupils to be the best communicators they can be.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join our new, purpose-built environment, designed for our unique children.  You will have the opportunity to join our established team, and use your knowledge and ideas to help shape the support we offer to all of the School community.  There will also be the opportunity of working with and providing support to pupils and staff in mainstream schools within the Trust.

If you are experienced, enthusiastic and forward-thinking and have the passion to bring out and nurture the individual talents in our pupils, aged 4 -11 with ASD and speech and language needs, please apply.

You will be our desirable candidate if you:

  • are a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, with a passion for supporting children with additional needs, and their families;
  • have experience of delivering assessments and interventions in a range of approaches relating to ASD and speech and language needs;
  • have experience of working in mainstream and/or specialist schools;
  • thrive working in a friendly team with like-minded people;
  • have a positive sense of humour and attitude;
  • are a clear communicator with adults and children;
  • are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer:

  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • A therapy approach where you can focus on delivering tailored, individualised care to pupils, developing and using your own clinical judgement
  • Regular supervision and support to complete your NQP competencies;
  • Regular opportunities for multi-disciplinary working
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • Ongoing CPD opportunities and support to embed new skills;
  • A supportive Senior Leadership team;

This is a permanent term time only (38 weeks per year plus 5 training days), full or part-time Monday to Friday role. 

CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a fully completed online application form. No agencies please.

Bourne Alliance MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare for all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This post is subject to references and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Check. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opened in September 2020. The school provides 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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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 Education.