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Full-Time Speech And Language Therapist - Term Time

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (Aquila)

  • Ref:KCC-F33-17-S
  • Posted:07/05/2020
  • Pay:£25,692.00 - £29,999.00 FTE
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:29/05/2020 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Aquila is multi academy of trust of 12 schools and expanding rapidly. Our schools range from small village to large urban schools. In our schools we have two specialist resources provisions for children with Education, Health and Care Plans, with proposals for two more to support children with speech and language needs and autism. Currently, the Trust employs an educational psychologist and we are looking to expand the provision to schools to include speech and language therapy.

We are looking for a resilient, forward thinking speech and language therapist who can support schools identifying and supporting children with speech and language needs. You will work closely with head teachers and SENCos providing clinical assessments, reports, therapy programmes, advice and training

Not only will you need to a be a team player, but also someone who can identify and source their own CPD need and supervision. In return the Trust will offer:
• Enrolment to the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Excellent annual leave entitlement
• Travel reimbursement
• Excellent CPD opportunities

HCPC registration is essential to this role as is Enhanced DBS with child and adult barring.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Chris Clarke, Educational Psychologist, for a Job Description and Person Specification for further requirements for this role, at cclarke@diocant-aquila.org or on 07764946138

Information about the trust

We aim to promote distinctive, inclusive communities of learning that seek to be underpinned by Christian values sourced in the Gospel narrative, enriching the whole educational experience. We aspire to excellence; to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people, enabling them to fulfil their potential and make a worthwhile contribution to our diverse, dynamic society.

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is an established and highly successful Multi-Academy Trust currently consisting of primary schools and expecting to grow over the coming years.

The Trust offers:

• outstanding mentoring and coaching • full induction programme for all new staff • excellent professional development opportunities • an enviable track record of career progression • collaborative working in a supportive team environment

We are committed to ensuring our academies work together, sharing their strengths, to provide a great education for every pupil. We believe learning must be engaging and relevant and develop the whole child. Our academies design their coverage of the curriculum to provide challenging and exciting learning experiences in a caring and nurturing environment which is based on our strong Christian values. Our academies value every individual and celebrate differences through their culture of mutual trust and shared values.

We want to deliver and develop best practice through learning together and engaging with action research with Canterbury Christ Church University. We want our academies to serve their local communities through links with churches, each other and to develop wider networks enabling staff and pupils to flourish. Through developing leadership at all levels we want the pupils in our academies to become happy, successful, well rounded individuals who develop into lifelong learners.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust Administrator
  • Address:Unit 33,
    Folkestone Enterprise Centre (Basepoint),
    Shearway Business Park,
    CT19 4RH
  • Telephone: 01303 297020
  • Email: enquiries@diocant-aquila.org


Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.