Strategic Lead Speech & Language Therapist

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7, Band 8
Specialist areas:
Education, Children's centres
Start Date:
Stony Dean School
Job Ref:

Range 7-8 £34,202 - £43,490 (Flexible for the right candidate)
Hours – Full Time or Part Time (Flexible for the right candidate)

Closing Date for Applications – Friday 4th June

Please attach Job Description


Stony Dean School is an outstanding school for pupils with communication and/or interaction difficulties. Most students have difficulty understanding or using language which affects their learning and confidence. Many pupils have other difficulties such as writing or organising themselves or their learning. Some pupils may show a more variable range of ability across areas of the curriculum but the level and/or complexity of their needs impacts on their overall level of attainment or functioning in school.

The School aims to create a language rich environment in which to support students with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and Literacy development are fully integrated into the whole school day.

The school is a calm and productive learning environment where the staff team seeks to maximise the potential of every student and to take advantage of every learning opportunity to enable and encourage life-long learning and a worthwhile place within school to help develop their communication and interactions skills, their independence and chances for employment.

We are a heavily oversubscribed secondary special school situated in Amersham. We are specialist SEN College for Communication and Interaction meaning that all students have a speech or language need.

We are committed to supporting and developing staff so that they enjoy their job, have a good work life balance and feel fulfilled in their role.


Stony Dean School is a very successful special school. Recently categorised as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, we are looking for a colleague who wishes to work in a positive, friendly and caring environment. Stony Dean School is a heavily oversubscribed secondary special school situated in Amersham. The schools main priorities are improving Communication and Interaction, Independence and Employability. These areas are embedded into the schools ethos and practices.

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. The school is looking for a professional who emulates our values and demonstrate Participative Leadership characteristics. These characteristics can then support a high motivated, capable team of therapists to support our students across the school. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to lead an integrated approach to embedding therapeutic strategies across the curriculum. This curriculum will provide support for a range of SLCN strategies and maximize engagement, learning and social interaction across the curriculum.


The right candidate will have a recognised professional qualification from HCPC and RCSLT registration. They will have evidence of working within a multidisciplinary team with children or adults with Language disorder, Autism and/or functional communication difficulties.

If you would like to know more please feel free to contact us to arrange a virtual meeting or telephone conversation with one of our Senior Leadership team.


Please contact Sharon Jacobs for more information, or the school office for an application form on 01494 762538. Email:

Stony Dean School

Orchard End Avenue

Pineapple Road



Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office if you wish to find out more about us. Alternatively, an informal telephone conversation can also be arranged.

Closing Date: Friday 4th June

Interviews: Friday 11th June 2021 (Details of how these will be held will be confirmed nearer the time)

Start Date: September 2021 or thereafter


Stony Dean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references, DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Disclosure and medical clearance.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Stony Dean School
Tel: 01494762538

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