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Speech and Language Therapist - Term Time

The Golden Thread Alliance

  • Ref:KCC-F62-48-S
  • Posted:13/01/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 8/9 (depending on experience)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:02/02/2022


The Galaxy Trust is looking for a Speech and Language Therapist.  You will be involved in a busy, but friendly working environment within the Galaxy Trust, which consists of 4 primary academies. You will be very well supported by the current Speech and Language Therapist, and be part of a team consisting of 3 Therapy Assistants. 

The hours are 21.5 to 26 hours per week (flexible working hours), 38 weeks per year, and the salary is Kent Range 8 or Kent Range 9 (NHS Band 5 or NHS Band 6 Equivalent), depending on experience.   

You will be expected to:

  • Adhere to national and local standards and guidelines relating to Professional Practice (CQ3).
  • Practice within legal frameworks whilst considering professional and ethical principles
  • Contribute to the development of the Speech and Language Therapy Team within the Trust
  • Be responsible for assessment, differential diagnosis, formulation of treatment plans, writing assessment reports, planning and providing appropriate intervention and evaluating the treatment outcome for each individual child
  • Seek second opinions where necessary and accept support from designated colleagues
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team to support the communication and behaviour needs of pupils
  • Work in collaboration with all teaching staff and assistants
  • Work in partnership with parents
  • Support families in order to help develop communication systems and understand their child’s communication needs
  • Contribute to the school improvement plan
  • Refer pupils to other services as appropriate
  • Contribute to the school training programme
  • Share knowledge, experience and skills with staff
  • Demonstrate commitment to personal development and acquisition of further skills and knowledge
  • Maintain professional standards by attending study days, special interest groups and peer supervision in accordance with standards laid down in Communicating Quality.

In return, we offer:

  1. Commitment to your ongoing Continued Professional Development 
  2. Family friendly/sociable working hours and a work-life balance
  3. Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  4. Contributions towards eye tests and glasses if needed through Vision Express
  5. 2 family days, on top of your annual leave entitlement
  6. Onsite parking

The Galaxy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and views it with paramount importance. It engages with children and staff in policy and practice developments, and proactively encourages feedback. The school requires employees to obtain a Criminal Records Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), including checks against the barred list. Medical clearance and two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Galaxy Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Information about the trust

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of Culverstone Green Primary School, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infants, Riverview Juniors, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy, and Wrotham Road Primary School. Each Primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to The Golden Thread Alliance values.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lucy Wisdom
  • Address:West Hill Primary Academy,
    Dartford Road,
    DA1 3DZ
  • Telephone: 07444 035771
  • Email: hr@galaxytrust.co.uk



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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.