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    21 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 May 2024

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Working pattern

Full time, part time: NJC Points 23-43 (£32,076 - £51,515) depending on experience & qualifications Equivalent to NHS band 5 - 7 Full-time & part-time positions available (minimum 22.5 hours per week) Term-time only

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Pay scale

NJC Points 23-43 (£32,076 - £51,515) depending on experience & qualifications Equivalent to NHS band 5 - 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Purpose of Job Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to establish and develop

• a speech and language therapy service to meet the needs of pupils across the academy

• a continuing professional development programme for the school staff in line with the schools development plan, delivering training as appropriate

• an integrated approach to embedding therapeutic strategies across the curriculum which will provide support for a wide range of SLCN

• specialist interventions (as prescribed by the SaLT team in response to a communication need within the environment) as part of a holistic integrated approach.

Limits of Authority and problem solving

• Speech and Language Therapy is governed by, and should adhere to, HCPC and RCSLT standards in addition to Chiltern Way Academy policies

• Make day to day decisions about their clinical work

• Be responsible for the day to day management and prioritisation of workload

• Participate in clinical supervision sessions, and where appropriate, provide formal supervision to peers.

Qualification, relevant specialist knowledge and skills required

• Recognised professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy

• HCPC and RCSLT registration

• Evidence of working within a multidisciplinary team with children or adults with communication needs

• Evidence of participating in/running training for “communication partners” of children with SLCN needs

• Evidence of application of theoretical underpinning of practice

• Evidence of application of functional, goal orientated, outcome focused interventions within a school context

Clinical Responsibilities


To demonstrate good clinical knowledge in the assessment, treatment and management of a wide range of language and communication difficulties in young people from 5-19 years of age


To make differential diagnoses and clinical decisions based on evidence from assessment, seeking support and advice from a supervisor as appropriate.


To develop a high level of knowledge and skills in supporting the language and communication needs of young people with SEMH and ASC.


To develop speech and language therapy care plans, based on best practice via a range of direct and/or indirect models of delivery within an educational setting, evaluating the impact the individual, considering the barriers to activity and participation within the educational setting


To train education staff to incorporate specialist strategies and intervention . approaches into their practice and participate in monitoring the effectiveness of that training


To participate in the delivery of a programme of continuing professional development for teaching and support staff within the school


To work collaboratively and openly with professional colleagues in other services seeking support from the clinical supervisor as appropriate


To communicate complex condition related information from assessment to clients, carers, families and members of the multi-disciplinary team/other professions, demonstrating empathy and ensuring that effective communication is achieved. particularly where barriers to understanding exist seeking support from the clinical supervisor as appropriate


To work closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team to provide a fully integrated approach to the management of the young person


To deal with an initial complaint sensitively, avoiding escalating where possible seeking support from the clinical supervisor as appropriate


To develop the ability to manage groups of students with support, employing appropriate management strategies and seeking support as appropriate.


To monitor and review the progress of clients against the targets set and agreed, seeking support from the clinical supervisor as appropriate


To provide cover across the service and wider school during episodes of staff shortages/heavy workload to ensure effective service delivery


To undertake to write accurate records which fulfil legal and professional requirements, and to Chiltern Way Academy’s requirements


To critically evaluate new and existing intervention methods and models of service delivery and review/implement where appropriate


To write highly specialist pupil related reports to specify needs in EHCP plans


Be able to manage own time in order to meet key objectives previously agreed with the SENCO/ Head of Campus/Lead SLT and OT


To implement service specific outcome measurements


To manage clinical audit as required


To recognise situations where the effectiveness of the service is compromised and with guidance take appropriate action to challenge the situation


To reflect on personal performance and use this to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency and quality of future practice , and the development of the SaLT provision at Chiltern Way Academy


To participate in arrangements within an agreed national framework for the appraisal of your own performance to Chiltern Way Academy requirements


To ensure that all activities are risk assessed and documented in the appropriate format.


To offer Clinical placements for student SaLTs and apprentice SaLTs following university guidelines.


To communicate effectively with children, families and colleagues using appropriate

strategies and modifying communication style as required to take account of the communication partner's needs. This might involve using interpreters, communication aids or different communication modalities. In challenging situations, advice and support should be sought from peer SaLT, the SENCO or Head of Campus.

To demonstrate skills in communicating complex concepts in an accessible way.

To participate in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum or organisation and administration of the school as required.

To attend meetings with parents and participate in Annual Reviews and assessments of pupils as required.

To attend staff meetings as required.

To attend on Inset days.

To be available for Parents' Evenings and Open Evenings as required.

To keep abreast with current thinking and developments by attendance at appropriate courses, reading and other means of professional updating and training.

To undertake other duties of an appropriate nature as may be reasonably requested by the Head teacher.

What the school offers its staff

  • Bereavement leave
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Enhanced maternity leave
  • Enhanced paternity leave
  • Free flu jabs
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay

Commitment to safeguarding

Chiltern Way is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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About Chiltern Way Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
School size
230 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
01296 622157

The Chiltern Way Academy Trust is a cutting edge and transformational organisation for students with ASC and SEMH, We currently have 7 campuses across the Trust ranging from Combined to Comprehensive schools.

Arranging a visit to Chiltern Way Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hdavy@chilternway.org.

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