Salary: Band 5: SC5/SC6 £25,377 - £29,796 FTE
/ Band 6+: SO1-SO2 £30,333 - £34,986 FTE
Salary to be pro rata
Salary dependent on experience and qualifications
Hours: 3 days per week, Term Time Only
Location: Nightingale Community Academy, Tooting, SW17 7DF
We are seeking a Speech and Language therapist who has the drive to develop and work with young people with challenging behaviour within a school context. This will need to include an integrative approach that is responsive to individual needs.
We are offering a great opportunity to join an expanding team of therapists working at Nightingale Community Academy, working closely with our therapeutic team, NHS and CAMHS. You will join a team made up of Psychotherapists, Educational Psychologist and Occupational Therapist.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 download an application form. Once complete, please send your application via email.
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.
Nightingale Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.