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Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist for The Grove - A Specialist Autism School

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
The Grove
Job Ref:

Post: Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist for The Grove - A Specialist Autism School
Contract: Permanent, Full Time (School Term Time Only) - Consideration will be given to part time or job share candidates
Location: Haringey, N17
Salary: £37,087 to £43546 (pro rata)
Reporting to: Senior Leadership Team
Start Date: ASAP

We wish to appoint a Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist with an outstanding track record who is ambitious and is ready for an exciting new challenge. If you are self-motivated and enjoy working within a school environment alongside colleagues to help youngsters achieve the best they can then we would love to hear from you.

The Grove is a brand new Special School for autism which opened in September 2018, we will be providing 104 places for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 19 on the autistic spectrum, currently around 70 pupils attend. The post holder will be part of the newly established team in our newly refurbished site.

This is a rare opportunity to be involved in the early stages a new school. You will be setting up a new SaLT provision and be responsible for the development and planning process. If you relish in being able to make your mark with innovative and creative practice and you are excited about making a real difference then this role will provide you with the scope to achieve this.

The post holder will be responsible for leading speech and language therapy across the school ensuring there is high quality and effective support for pupils and those involved with them. The post holder will be expected to work closely with school leaders, class teams, our pastoral and family support, parents and carers and our multidisciplinary team and take a lead on training and research.

The school is part of the PLASN-R group which is a research group funded by CREA and the IOE so you will have opportunities to discuss and present projects amongst other professionals.

Training and clinical supervision will be provided for and you will have opportunities to link with other professionals through the local school’s network and local SIGs.

We can offer you a friendly and hardworking environment with a staff team who are committed to raising life chances for young people with autism.

The post is term time only so you will work the school calendar year.

Please contact our Office Manager, Lorraine Bellot on 0208 340 4898 and choose option 3 or send an email to if you require any further information or wish to visit the school prior to application.

Completed application forms, with a covering letter addressed to the Head of School, Ms Lucia Santi, should be returned to our office manager Lorraine Bellot at

Interviewers will be arranged on application for those meeting the criteria.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the School.

The Grove, part of the Heartlands community Trust is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will
therefore be required to complete a DBS check.

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
The Grove
Tel: 0208 340 4898
Contact: Lorraine Bellot

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