Speech & Language Therapist

Saint Paul's Catholic High School, Manchester, M23 2YS

This job expired on 6 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    3 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • This a full-time post however we will consider applicants who are interested in any full or part time working arrangements, including term time only, annualised hours, reduced days per week, job sharing and any other agile/flexible working arrangement. The standard full-time working hours for the Trust are 35 per week.

Contract type



£30,984 - £34,373

Speech & Language Therapist job summary

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust has an exciting new opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist to support pupils’ speech, language and communication skills across all schools with this growing Multi-Academy Trust.

We are seeking a confident, capable and experienced practitioner to work across: Saint Paul’s Catholic High School, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, SS John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School and St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School. These schools are all based in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester and are within a short drive of each other.

The Trust is growing and looking forward to the expansion of our network of schools across the wider region over the next 3 years so a willingness to travel to other schools in greater Manchester is essential.
The Trust has an above the national average number of pupils with SEND, therefore we are excited to be taking this innovative approach to providing support and specialist advice to our pupils and their families.

The successful candidate will have:
• Health and Care Professionals Council and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists registration
• A passion for supporting children and delivering assessments and direct therapy to pupils from nursery to Year 11, who have a range of speech, language and communication needs.
• Innovative ways of sharing your skills, including the training and overseeing of existing support staff delivering speech and language programmes in each school.
• The ability to work across the schools to deliver training or coaching for teachers, SENCos and SEND teams, as well as support with monitoring the impact of school based interventions.
• A passion for supporting the most vulnerable pupils within our Trust
• A proven track record of working collaboratively with different stakeholders to improve outcomes for pupils
• Strong moral and ethical principles and values
• The ability to adapt and respond positively to challenging situations

Additional allowances

£3000 recruitment and retention bonus

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Supporting documents

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About Saint Paul's Catholic High School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
842 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
07849 085369

We can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to:
• Be awarded a recruitment and retention bonus of £3000 which is payable in the first month of your employment. Should you resign from the Trust within 3 years this would be repayable on a tapered basis as follows:
1-12 months service = £3000 repayment
13-24 months service = £2000 repayment
25-36 months service = £1000 repayment
• Work across all schools within the Trust
• Deliver school-to-school support at other settings
• Be part of our friendly Trust Central Team and work closely with the CEO and Strategic Lead for Safeguarding and SEND
• An opportunity to be work with dedicated, talented and hardworking individuals in our schools.
• Entry into the Local Government Pension Scheme which is one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of 18.5%
• A true commitment to Continuing Professional Development with access to a library of on-line training courses and fully accredited qualifications and opportunities to access other relevant paid training.
• A range of employee benefits which support your well-being that includes:
o A confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is extended to members of your family
o A Health Cash Plan which is paid for by the Trust and gives access to a range of benefits which include covering the costs towards optical, dental, alternative therapy treatments, health screening and discounted gym memberships and a large range of retail discounts. Some benefits are also available to family members
o Flu vaccination clinics
o Eyecare Vouchers

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, religion, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, sex and sexual orientation.

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post will be subject to enhanced DBS and barred list checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The applicant will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.

Applicants are advised that schools and colleges designated with a religious character in England and Wales are permitted by law to require certain posts to be filled by practising Catholics or individuals who hold a Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies. Where it is not a requirement of the role to be a practising Catholic, applications are invited from individuals committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the school.

It is not a requirement of this role to be a practising Catholic and therefore, applications are invited from individuals committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the Trust.

Arranging a visit to Saint Paul's Catholic High School

Prospective candidates are warmly invited to arrange a meeting to speak to the CEO for a discussion about the role by emailing her at sacha.humphries@wcatrust.co.uk

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