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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Greenshaw High SchoolSutton

Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south-west London, and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Greenshaw has a reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment, and we are proud of our successes as a genuine comprehensive school. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and the professional development of our staff is at the forefront of our improvement. We are also the home of the Greenshaw Research School, funded by the EEF to help schools make better use of research to improve the quality of teaching and learning and raise student outcomes across the country.

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual with an imaginative and intellectually rigorous approach to therapy planning and the ability to engage and motivate our students to join our school as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist. Our Speech and Language team are a well-established and integral part of student life at Greenshaw High School, providing therapy and assessments within our Specialist Resourced Provision for students with a language disorder, as well as within the mainstream school. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our students.  

This post is 21.75 hours per week, working Monday and Friday. The third day will be agreed with the successful candidate upon appointment. 

The successful candidate will have successful post-qualification experience of at least two years, as well as previous experience of working with young people with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and a sound knowledge base in planning effective interventions. Registration with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) is essential. Applicants with previous experience in a similar role are strongly encouraged to apply.  

This role would suit a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist, however applications from Band 5 would be considered. 

For the successful candidate, Greenshaw High School offers:

• Manageable caseload sizes;

• Paid school holidays and a two-week October half term;

• Regular CPD opportunities including access to relevant CENs;

• Regular onsite supervision from the Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist and ICAN;

• Staff benefits including automatic entry to a recognised pension scheme (including generous employer contributions), an Employee Assistance Programme, a cycle to work scheme, gym membership scheme, eye care voucher scheme and other corporate benefits.

For a comprehensive job description and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please visit our website www.greenshaw.co.uk to download a recruitment pack and application form. 

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3DY.

A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Applications must be received no later than 09:00am on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Greenshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure

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