Speech and Language Therapist

  • TEACHPoole
  • 09 May, 2024
Permanent Education

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of children who need you?

Do you thrive in a dynamic and supportive environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Pay Grade: Grade G – J £29,269 - £43,421 pro-rata
Actual Salary – c. £24,796 - £36,786
Term time only plus two additional weeks (41 weeks per year)
35 hours per week - hours pattern to be agreed. Required for January 2025

The TEACH Poole Multi Academy Trust was formed in April 2015. Ofsted has recently graded all four of our wonderful schools as good or outstanding. We are extremely popular, over-subscribed, forward-thinking schools with supportive staff and fantastic children.

Due to the opening of two new Speech and Language Specialist Resourced Base Provision at Canford Heath Infant and Junior School, the MAT Trustees are looking to appoint a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who is dedicated, compassionate, and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our children. The Resourced Base Provision will cater for children of primary age (4-11), initially accommodating a maximum of 15 children across the two bases, with anticipated
growth up to a maximum of 35 children over the next three years.

We are looking for someone with:
• A passion for making communication accessible for the individual learner.
• A child-centred practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
• A Speech and Language Therapist with good knowledge and understanding of a range of speech, language and communication needs, including social communication needs and appropriate communication strategies to support pupils with this need.
• A creative and flexible therapeutic approach that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation.
• The confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down barriers and build self-esteem.
• A commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential.
• Applications from experienced and newly qualified therapists will all be considered.

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to be part of this exciting new provision.
• Fun, friendly and supportive staff who get on well together.
• Rights’ Respecting pupils with excellent attitudes to learning and outstanding behaviour.
• Superb opportunities and specialist training for career professional development within our Trust.
• A fantastic induction programme.
• Enviable support at all levels, and a proactive approach to staff well-being for you and your family; work-life balance; and care for each person as an individual, including the opportunity to take time off during term time.
• 11 weeks off a year (in the school holidays) with salary shared across 12 months for ease of budgeting.
• Beautiful school grounds and welcoming learning environments.
• Highly competitive rates of pay and excellent pension contributions by the Trust.
• Employee Assistance Programme through Health Assured.
• Long service awards.

We would love to meet you and offer you tours of our lovely schools. Please contact the HR department on 01202 380015 for further information. All applications must be made online at: 

Closing date: Sunday 9th June 2024
Interview date: Thursday 20th June 2024

Join our team and help us make a real difference in the lives of our children!

Click the 'Apply' button below

Personal information provided by candidates will be securely filed electronically and password protected, with paper copies locked in filing cabinets in a locked office. They will not be released to third parties outside the school without the consent of the person concerned, except where there is a legal requirement to do so. If the application does not proceed, the data will be securely disposed of after 6 months. Any concerns regarding data gathered in the recruitment process should be directed to the Data Manager – Hayley Hemmings at h.hemmings@teachpoole.com

These schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Rigorous checks will be undertaken of the successful applicant’s background credentials including an enhanced DBS check. Online searches will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates. Suitability to work with children will be explored at interview.

TEACH Poole is committed to Equal Opportunities.

Job Start Date

January 2025

Salary Band



Part time / Job share


South West England

Reference Number


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