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Speech and Language Therapist

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Full time
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We are looking for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist (Band 5-6) to provide a high-quality therapy service to the students of Chobham Academy. The Therapist will work across the Academy with both Primary and Secondary students. The Therapist will carry out assessments of students with speech and language difficulties leading to appropriate diagnosis and treatment plans. They will contribute to the planning of provision to meet the needs of children with speech and language difficulties/delay and will work as part of the staff team to deliver high-quality provision for students.

At Chobham Academy, we believe all students have the right to achieve their maximum academic and social potential and seek to promote this by providing equality of access and opportunity to all areas of the curriculum. The SEND department works to ensure students are taught in an environment where they receive equal respect and in which their individuality is valued. At the Academy, we believe that all students have learning differences rather than learning difficulties and it is our policy to identify and assess children's learning needs effectively and ensure that learning is supported and personalised to ensure good progress is made by all students.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our central team or in one of our 47 academies. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

In line with the Government's announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. In place of academy interviews, alternative options will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

Degree/Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
Experience dealing with children with ASD/ADHD/PDA/severe language disorders.
Knowledge of a range of learning barriersin addition to Speech and Language needs.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Chobham Academy:

Chobham Academy opened in September 2013 as part of the Harris Federation. Our 3-18 academy is a world class educational legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex, the academy serves the community newly established in 2,800 new homes, along with existing communities in Newham and Waltham Forest.Chobham Academy is judged "Outstanding" in every category by Ofsted.

Why work at Chobham Academy?

World-class facilities for learning, leisure and sport, creating a dynamic centre of learning and the hub of the local community
An all-through Academy, providing unique opportunities for nurturing and developing excellence throughout the local community
Inclusive model of learning, with an ethos based upon aspiration, ambition and high achievement for all
All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package
Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can off you a range benefits, including:

The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
Performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans
Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance is the professional development centre for the Harris Federation, providing high-quality training to schools and academies in and around London. Two Harris academies have been awarded Teaching School status, Harris City Academy Crystal Palace and Harris AcademyChaffordHundred to form the Alliance.

Both Teaching Schools work collaboratively with the rest of the Federation academies to deliver the Teaching School offer, making up the Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance. We are keen to work with more schools to share tried and tested practices, designate Specialist Leaders of Education and offer high-quality training opportunities to teachers.

Please note: Academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not beable to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.

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