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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 July 2024 at 12am (midnight)

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£37,167 - £41,268 per annum (OT Band 6)

Children's Occupational Therapist job summary

Exeter House School is an all through Education Provision (EP) for children and young people (CYP) with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and complex needs. We are a supportive and nurturing community for CYP, aged 4 -19. Rated Good by Ofsted (Jun 23).

We are in search of a Children's Occupational Therapist who can:

Take a whole person approach to each child and young person’s (CYP) physical and mental wellbeing by considering all their needs – physical, social, psychological and environmental for the School/Education Provision (EP); through the use of appropriate standardised and non-standardised assessment to develop the clinical skills to determine and recommend the best course of intervention, and develop comprehensive therapy plans, and:

  • To use and maintain sound clinical reasoning skills throughout the therapeutic process to ensure best practice and identify risk
  • To provide targets and/or programmes for a range of CYP to be delivered by EP colleagues
  • To assess, plan and implement occupational therapy interventions for a caseload of CYP with complex needs.
  • To develop skills in working with pupils with complex difficulties, including but not exclusively profound learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and behaviours that challenge

Please see Job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities

Exeter House School is proud to be part of Brunel Academies Trust - a growing educational community with no barriers, only potential. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our CYP within our SEND, CofE and mainstream EPs.

Hours of work:   37

Contract type:   Permanent

Closing date : 14/07/2024

Interview date: 22/07/2024

Commencement date: 02/09/2024


Whether through continuous professional development, personal and impartial support, or exciting discounts to enjoy with friends and family, Brunel Academies Trust have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all employees, including:

  • Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
  • Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
  • Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
  • Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Annual pay progression opportunities
  • Continuous Service date honoured

You are invited and encouraged to visit our setting to explore how unique and inspirational our children and team are. We encourage you to learn more about us through our website, and contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Safeguarding Statement

Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE, and further references may be sought as deemed necessary.

Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.

Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

In order for your application to be formally considered, we require a fully completed application form in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education & Safer Recruitment. This must include your education history, qualifications with dates and an unbroken employment history from leaving full time education 

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Exeter House Special School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
173 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

School location

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