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Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
1st Sep 2021
St Marylebone Bridge School
Job Ref:

St Marylebone Bridge School are looking to hire a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our growing team. We require a therapist who is passionate about supporting students with a diverse range of communication needs.

The role would be suited to a dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic therapist who hopes to develop their skills in a unique and supportive environment. Newly qualified therapists (or therapists soon to qualify) welcome to apply.


The St Marylebone CE Bridge School (SMBS) is a special secondary school for 11-16 year olds with speech, language and communication needs. We are a small school with only 61 students. Our students have a diverse range of needs, including DLD, ASD, speech disorder, cleft palate, aphasia and ADHD. This makes clinical learning opportunities wide and varied. We aim to create an environment in which our students can achieve their maximum educational and social potential so that they are prepared for adult life. Speech and Language Therapists play a core role in school life, by not only supporting students and families directly, but by working closely with education staff to create a communication friendly and specialised learning environment.

Our school now offers a speech and language therapy outreach service which supports local primary schools. The successful applicant would be trained to be an integral part of our outreach service, meaning some working days may be spent in local primary schools. This is an exciting opportunity for a therapist wanting to develop a breadth of paediatric skills.


Coordinate speech and language therapy for your caseload
● Administer appropriate assessments and use findings to inform therapeutic input
● Conduct therapy at universal, targeted and specialist levels
● Focus on whole-school, universal approaches to maximise outcomes for all students
● Deliver staff and parent training sessions
● Develop skills in outreach support, with aim of eventual delivery of outreach services to local schools
● Deliver 4 lessons a week (up to 7 students in each) focusing on a range of speech, language and communication skills
● Jointly plan and where appropriate jointly deliver lesson content with teaching staff


Paid school holidays
● Small caseload of up to 28 students
● A supportive multidisciplinary team including four speech and language therapists, teaching staff, behaviour and wellbeing specialists, art therapist etc.
● Generous CPD/training opportunities
● Regular supervision (including full support towards completing NQP competencies if required)


Application forms and full job description are available to download from the “Vacancies” section of the School’s


Completed application forms should be emailed to:

To find out more about the school or role please contact Hattie Buggey (Lead SaLT) for an informal chat - or 0203 693 4752.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 14th June (advertisement may close early if we receive a high volume of

Salary: NHS Band 5 equivalent (+ inner London high cost area supplement)

Contract: Full-time. Fixed-term 1 year contract until 31 August 2022 with possibility for extension thereafter.

Estimated start date: 1st September 2021
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
St Marylebone Bridge School
Tel: 020 7935 4704
Contact: Richard Taylor

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