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Speech and Language Therapist - Term Time

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-186S
  • Posted:12/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 8 equivalent to Band 5
  • Start Date:Sept 2024
  • App Close Date:08/07/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:11th July


We are looking to expand our amazing SPEECH & LANGUAGE team 

We are seeking a SALT to join our experienced Speech & Language Team working with pupils aged 4-19 who have speech, language and communication difficulties associated with profound, severe and complex needs, including ASD.

Salary is Kent Range 8, equivalent to Band 5 (£28,885 - £32,769 FTE)

The post would suit a newly qualified therapist or a therapist with up to 5 years’ experience.

We will consider full time or part time applications  - term time only, 42 weeks a year (3 weeks of which is for preparation and administration support and these duties may be discharged in or out of school) 

The successful applicant must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The successful applicant requires experience in Special Educational Needs or has a desire to work in this specialist field and is willing to develop relevant skills and knowledge. Newly qualified therapists will be provided with support and ongoing CPD and training.

The Wyvern School is a large PSCN (Profound, Severe and Complex Needs) school in Ashford, Kent and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

If you would like further information or to have an informal discussion regarding the position, please contact our HR Manager Kelly Green  - email: personnel@wyvern.kent.sch.uk.  Our lovely SALT team would be more than happy to talk through the role or show you round the school so you can see the wonderful work they do in supporting our amazing pupils. 

Please complete application form via Kent-Teach.



Information about the school

The Wyvern School is a large, dynamic, forward-looking school, with the aim of helping to shape best practice for pupils with complex needs. The school caters for 350 pupils with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

If you want to play a part in making a difference to the lives of children with complex needs, we would love to hear from you!

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For all positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, an application for a DBS check will be made in the event of the individual being offered the position. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our school website for our policy on ex-offenders.

For further details on the schools Child Protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023, as part of the shortlisting process the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

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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.