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Speech and Language Therapists

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Community, Education, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Bradstow School
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Bradstow is a residential special school maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth for children with Severe Learning difficulties who are on the Autistic Spectrum Continuum. Many of our pupils have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical problems. At Bradstow our primary aims are to enable young people to develop their communication skills and the skills needed to manage their own behaviour, thus enabling them to access everyday opportunities in the community and to live ordinary lives. We endeavour to provide as many inclusive opportunities as possible.

The school is situated on a large site in the seaside town of Broadstairs in East Kent. Our facilities include a library, swimming pool, parents’ flat, interactive soft play and sensory rooms, interactive bicycle track, pottery, all-weather football pitch, sensory garden, extensive grounds and horticultural projects. Judged ‘Outstanding’ for another year by Ofsted, the school focuses on the areas of Gentle Teaching, Positive Behaviour Support and Functional Communication. Bradstow School has received international recognition from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). Bradstow School is also an Investors in People ‘Champion’.

We offer extended provision for our pupils by establishing a continuum of flexible support, ranging from day placement to 38–week residential up to 52-week residential to meet individual needs. If you would like to join our community as the Speech and Language Therapist we are confident that you will find this both the most fulfilling and challenging job you have ever undertaken. The successful candidate will lead a specialist Communication Team to support children and young adults on the Autistic Spectrum Continuum with Severe Learning Disabilities and associated challenging behaviours. This will be carried out in close collaboration with all staff to develop the young people’s overall functional communication and language, skills with a focus on functional skills in everyday life. Also, to take the lead on all communication and language issues at Bradstow School, acting as the point of reference for educational and residential staff teams at all levels, and providing support, guidance and professional development to child contact staff and families on developing functional communication skills.

You will be provided with an extended and ongoing package of induction and training. We believe that staff training and professional development, together with a range of staff wellbeing support systems in place, are essential in our specialised field and are at the core of the outstanding success of the school. If you would like to join our team, and help us to continue to transform the lives of these children and their families, please contact us.

Working at Bradstow will be challenging and you will need to be committed to the needs of the young people and the school. In return we offer you a highly rewarding and satisfying career with development opportunities. Other benefits include generous annual leave, a competitive pension and private healthcare.

For an application pack please call 01843 608727 (24 hour recruitment answer machine), or email

Please note that CVs will not be considered. Applications should be received by 4pm, Friday 27th April 2018.

Interviews will be held on Friday 11th May 2018.

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Contact Details:
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