Speech & Language Therapist

(Band 5: SC5/SC6 £25,377 - £29,796 FTE / Band 6+: SO1-SO2 £30,333 - £34,986 FTE (salary to be pro rata and dependent on experience and qualifications))
Location: Nightingale Community Academy, Tooting, SW17 7DF Hours: 3 days per week, Term Time Only

Closing Date: 24/02/2020


Job Description

You will be responsible for organising and delivering speech and language therapy services to children and young people attending our school. Nightingale Community Academy (NCA) is a special school that supports boys and young men with complex emotional and mental health needs, many of which have experienced trauma and have speech and social communication difficulties.

SALT 5 Job Description SEMH

Person Specification

You will have high expectations, a love of challenge and a determination to make a difference to the lives of our learners. For the right candidates we can also offer the opportunity for additional leadership responsibility to make full use of any previous experience.

SALT 5 Person Specification

Further Information

The Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) is a multi-academy trust which became the sponsor of Nightingale Community Academy on 1st September 2016. The Trust is a specialist provider with a strong track record in contributing to improving the education offer for young learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Since the start of the school in September 2016, the principal and his leadership team have shown a tireless determination to improve the education it offers. Their ‘no excuses’ approach means that nothing other than the highest quality of education is good enough. (Ofsted February 2019)

Nightingale Community Academy caters for learners aged 5-19 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health as their primary SEN need. Some learners also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or other learning difficulties. At Nightingale Community Academy we are committed to raising the expectations of our learner group, removing barriers to learning and delivering attainment at the highest level.

Application Guidance

It is strongly advised that you contact the school to arrange a visit. To arrange, or to discuss the post further with the Principal or Assistant Principal please email info@nightingaleca.org or phone to make an appointment.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 24th February 2020

Interview Date: Friday 6th March 2020

To apply, please send your completed application to info@nightingaleca.org

Nightingale Community Academy and Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. NCA and OHCAT is an equal opportunities employer.

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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