9 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    5 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Band 5 Equivalent to NJC SO1/SO2 (£37,575 - £41,286) Actual Salary Starting from £35,751 to £39,282 Band 6 Equivalent to NJC PO2/PO3 (£41,967 - £48,063) Actual Salary Starting from £39,930 to £45,730

What skills and experience we're looking for

Following growth in our school, we are expanding our therapy team and seeking Speech & Language Therapists who want to support the development of our excellent provision for autistic young people. Our therapy team will provide support and supervision with highly experienced and knowledgeable therapists. At Phoenix, there are many opportunities to work alongside our multi-disciplinary team. Are you interested in embracing neurodiversity affirming therapy approaches? Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of autistic young people? Looking to further your own professional development? If so, come and join our team!

Phoenix School is a well-established with over 500 Students. It is an Outstanding (Ofsted 2024) special school for autistic students aged 3-19. The school offers a unique service to the children of Tower Hamlets. We are an award-winning school and accredited through the National Autistic Society; praised for our creative approach to working with autistic students. Phoenix was awarded a commendation for its excellent work across the school.

The Role

As a dynamic and motivated SaLT

  • You will be able to work creatively and collaboratively, making the most of the extensive resources and expert support we have available.
  • You will carry out assessment and manage your own caseload with the supervision from a senior therapist
  • You will plan and deliver engaging therapeutic interventions on a daily basis, developing exciting and innovative methods that stimulate curiosity and create excitement with the students.
  • You will support and develop the nurturing environment designed around each individual’s needs, where personal development and wellbeing are as important as the academic curriculum.
  • You will support the embedding of communication and interaction opportunities across the school environments to enable students to communicate their needs, interact with others, make choices and contribute to the world around them.
  • You will build emotional regulation and resilience for all in order to promote positive mental health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • You will collaborate with a range of professionals to support meaningful opportunities and outcomes
  • You will build caring relationships, providing a friendly and warm welcome to our parents, governors and the wider community.

What the school offers its staff

Our offer

  • A friendly and supportive school that values collaboration. We encourage our whole community to model our values and work together as one school.
  • A creative and inspiring curriculum with bespoke pathways to meet the needs of our students.
  • A variety of fun whole school events to celebrate the amazing Phoenix community.
  • A bespoke training and induction programme. You will have support to fulfil your professional development and career progression.
  • The support of our strong, caring and committed staff and multi-disciplinary team including the Governing body and experienced Senior Leadership Team.

Further details about the role

How to apply

The application form can be found on the school website - www.phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Please return completed application form to: recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Closing date: 9am, 24th June 2024 | Shortlisting: 25th June 2024 | Interviews week commencing: 1st July 2024

If you would like to discuss the post or visit, please contact

Ciara McCone, Head of Speech and Language Team: ciara.mccone@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff. The Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. All of the school's Safeguarding and Child Protection policies are available on the school's website. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.​

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk

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About Phoenix School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
469 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ciara.mccone@phoenix.towerhamlets.sch.uk.

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