Following a period of growth, Springfields
Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an
experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join the School in January 2024.
Post: Speech and
Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS
FTE Salary Range:NJC Grade J, Point 21 – 23, £32,909
rising to a maximum of £34,723 per annum; pro rata for part time contract
Contract Type: Permanent, full time; term-time.
Contract Hours: 37 hours per week; Monday to Friday
About the Springfields
Calne, close to bus links and walking distance to the local amenities within
the busy town centre, The Springfields Academy champions a single mission:
Creating safe and independent futures for autistic young people aged 5-19. As
our current numbers grow, reaching over 210 this year and looking to expand
further in the near future, we find our mission all the more pressing. We
believe every voice deserves to be heard, and as part of our dedicated team,
you’ll be instrumental in making that belief a reality.
increased complexity of our pupils’ needs, we’re seeking a passionate speech
and language therapist to join our multi-disciplinary therapy team and
collaborate closely with our esteemed head of therapy, to provide a beacon of
expertise, advice and intervention. You will be an integral part of our
holistic, pupil centric approach which truly impacts the day-to-day experience
of our students, preparing them for a ‘safe and independent life’.
individual with a strong foundation in speech and language therapy
professional registered with the Health Care Professions Council
with a keen understanding of the various communication needs of our pupils
practitioner with a knack for creativity, innovation, and resilience in their
advocate for individualised, holistic care who shares our mission and passion
Making a lasting
difference in the lives of young individuals with autism
connections with both students and a dedicated team of professionals
Evolution: With an
extensive CPD package, external supervision, and opportunities for individual
development, we invest in your growth
Environment: Enjoy a
supportive, collaborative, and inspirational community that thrives on
Benefits: A dedicated therapeutic workspace in our therapy
house, a work laptop, flexible working and the potential for career progression
You will be joining a happy,
hardworking and well-established multi-disciplinary Therapy Team. A key
strength of the Therapy Team is their forward thinking, innovative approaches
to ensure the best outcomes for pupils
we can offer you:
opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people with
chance to build good working relationships with pupils and staff through
consistent working patterns.
opportunity to innovate strategies and interventions to meet varied needs.
close-knit team of professionals who work in a supportive and inspirational
outstanding learning and therapeutic community.
opportunity to be involved in wider-school life.
specialist professional development
comprehensive CPD package with opportunities for individual development.
commitment to ‘Healthy Working Lives’ through a comprehensive trust Employee
we are looking for:
with a passion for making the environment functional and accessible for the
child-centred practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
Speech and Language Therapist with good knowledge and understanding of autism,
social communication needs and the impact of sensory input on daily functioning
to advise on appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need.
creative and flexible therapeutic approach that builds success through
challenge, personalisation and innovation.
confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down
barriers and build self-esteem.
commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve
from newly qualified therapists will be considered.
South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of
England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon,
Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of
values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and
principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them
to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful
citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children
and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the
expectations that others put on them. We
do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order
to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated
staff across all parts of the organisation.
we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values,
are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their
school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional
If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at
this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the
position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or
emailing us at email@example.com. Or contact
Rachel Barnes, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: for applications is Sunday 3rd December 2023.
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 11th December 2023.
To apply for
this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking
‘apply now’ on the advert.
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the
closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career
progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance
Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have
high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for
the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards
our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and
training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South
Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools,
work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of
e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal
Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to
complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form
Please note that Reach South Academy
Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider
applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching
Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide
the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker
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