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Speech and Language Therapist (Primary)

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6, Band 7
Specialist areas:
Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Blossom House School
Job Ref:

Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 - 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.

We have an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist to join our Therapy Team, supporting children who have complex speech, language and communication difficulties.

The role involves providing an integrated Speech Language Therapy (SLT) service to children within our school, focusing on attention, expressive and receptive language skills, and social communication. You will be required to jointly plan and deliver a curriculum alongside teaching and other therapy staff creating an environment with a class-based and integrated SLT approach.

We offer:
• A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
• Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
• Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, and Play Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
• Continued professional development.
• Great staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
• Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
• The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
• Experience working within a school setting desirable.
• Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Social Communication Difficulties.
• The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
• The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 17:00
Annual salary: Salary dependent on experience, NQPs and up to Band 7 considered, 9 weeks holiday pa
Closing Date: Thursday 1st February 2018
(Early applications are encouraged)

For further information, please contact:
Jude Bellair, email:

Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the application activity detailed below.

If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the school website: and email completed forms to

This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Blossom House School
Tel: 020 8946 7348
Fax: 020 8944 5848
Contact: Blossom House School

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