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Speech and Language Therapist Full Time/Part Time - Maternity - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-333S
  • Posted:14/01/2022
  • Pay:Equal to NHS Agenda for change Band 5/6 dep on exp
  • Start Date:April 2022
  • App Close Date:20/02/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/C 28/02/2022


Ifield School is seeking to appoint a full-time or part-time Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly and professional therapy team. The post is fixed term from April 2022 until January 2023 to cover the maternity leave of one of our existing Speech and Language Therapists. There may be the opportunity to extend the post further than January 2023. The successful candidate will be working with pupils aged 4-19 who have speech, language and communication difficulties associated with profound, severe and complex needs, including ASD. 

The Speech and Language Therapy team is an integral part of our school and provides the following services:

  • Implementation of speech and language therapy with pupils from early years to students at our Sixth Form.
  • Resources to support our Total Communication Approach
  • Outreach support
  • Training to staff and families

Ifield School is an outstanding school with a commitment to developing communication through a Total Communication Approach for pupils and an in-depth training programme for all staff. There may be opportunities for developing our outreach work with mainstream schools in and around Gravesend, including our partner school in the Cedar Federation.

Salary is equivalent to NHS Agenda for change Band 5/6 depending on experience. 

The successful applicant must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and be a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

If you would like further information about the post, prior to submitting your application, please contact Mrs Kirsty Jewell on 01474-365485.

Information about the school

Ifield School is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe, and complex needs. Almost half of all our pupils have a diagnosis of autism and speech and language difficulties whilst some have complex medical needs.

A unique and outstanding school, located on an attractive and spacious 9-acre site with 6 acres of managed woodland area. We believe that our highly skilled staff make a positive and valuable contribution to the lives of children with profound, severe, and complex needs, each and every day.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KsENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, and will also be subject to an online search.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Maddie Arnold-Jones
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: lpicton@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744


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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 Legislation.