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Head of Therapies

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Meath School
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I CAN Centre with Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey
Permanent Full-Time contract
£45,568 - £51,995 per annum (inclusive of fringe London weighting allowance) dependent upon experience and subject to pay review in September 2019

An exciting opportunity to join the leadership team of an outstanding school and make a difference for children with complex language disorder.

I CAN’s Meath school is an outstanding specialist school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. It is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 5 – 11 years, who have severe and complex language disorder, with associated difficulties including high functioning autism, learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working as part of a strong multi-disciplinary collaboration of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create challenging, supportive learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to make excellent progress, are valued and achievement is celebrated.

We are looking for a dynamic Head of Therapies, an experienced leader, who will:

• lead and manage the speech and language, and occupational therapy departments within the school.
• work as part of the Senior Leadership Group to identify and drive strategic development in the therapy department and the school.
• be jointly responsible for the leadership and management of external and internal training.
• liaise with Meath’s specialist assessment service.
• Promote the wellbeing of the staff as well as the pupils, and be effective in safeguarding duties.

You will have at least 5 years practice as a paediatric speech and language therapist, extensive experience of working in an educational setting and an understanding of the current context for children with SLCN. With excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will have a proven track record of successful leadership, experienced in building teams and in driving forward service developments. e. You will be experienced in working with pupils with severe and complex SLCN including Developmental Language Disorder. You will have knowledge of signing and AAC, and an understanding of Occupational Therapy with a motivation to learn more about this department.

In return, you will enjoy a competitive salary, excellent training and development, clinical supervision, a minimum of 10 weeks paid annual leave per annum, personal accident insurance and an employee assistance programme. Perhaps more importantly, you will be joining a fantastic and dedicated team at an exciting time in the development of the Meath school!

For an informal discussion please contact the Principal Rob Walton on 01932 872302

To find out more about Meath School and ICAN visit and

For an application pack email or Telephone: 020 7843 2522.

Closing date: Monday 15th July 2019
Interview date: 19th July 2019

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Meath School
Tel: 01932 877912
Contact: Louise Etheridge

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