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Vacancy Details

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Selwyn Primary School
£30,790 - £35,797 (Dependant on experience)
Selwyn Primary School
Working Pattern:
Term Time
35 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/11/2019 at 23:59 PM
Selwyn Primary School


Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

(Hearing Impairment)


 35 hours, Term Time Only


*Scale Point PO3 or PO4 Equivalent Depending on Experience and Qualifications


Scale Point PO3: £36,711 - £39,774

35 hours per week - Term Time Only

Actual Salary P03 for Term Time Only: £30,790 - £33,359


Scale Point PO4: £39,774 - £42,681

35 hours per week - Term Time Only

Actual Salary P04 for Term Time Only: £33,359 - £35,797


This is a one year full time fixed term contract with a view to being a permanent post. 


*Please note that the salaries noted are in line with the NJC Greenbook for Support Staff in Educational settings.


REQUIRED BY - January 2020 or as soon as possible


Selwyn Primary School is part of the Leading Learning Trust.

Head teacher – Helen Mawer

CEO - Emma Nicholls

Please visit our website for further information about Selwyn Primary School.


We are looking for a Band 6 or Band 7 equivalent Speech and Language Therapist to work within our Hearing Impairment unit at Selwyn Primary School.


Are you an experienced SLT with the enthusiasm and motivation to work with deaf children in the London Borough of Newham?


This unique opportunity allows you to develop and deliver high quality service to school aged deaf children and their families.  This will be based at Selwyn School, and will work to build capacity and resilience amongst the families within the framework expected by the London Borough of Newham.   This is a unique opportunity to work with a successful and growing team delivering a seamless service.  There are strong links with academic professionals and professionals in national health services.


Essential Criteria:

  • Carrying out formal and informal assessment and making diagnostic decisions.
  • Setting and evaluating aims and objectives regarding speech, language and communication.
  • Carrying out direct and indirect therapy interventions.
  • Working with others, including families, teaching staff and other professionals.
  • Maintaining best practice clinical standards as per RCSLT CQ live guidelines.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of local policies and procedures and legal frameworks.
  • Carrying out required administrative duties.
  • Working independently and accessing support as needed.
  • Taking independent responsibility for continuing professional development and maintaining up to date HCPC registration
  • Any other duties as discussed with the leadership team.
  • A passion for working with Deaf and Hearing Impaired children of school age.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of working within a culturally diverse community
  • Ability to develop effective strategies to engage hard-to-reach families 
  • Experience of liaising effectively with relevant agencies, including health professionals
  • Current member of the HCPC and RCSLT


Desirable but not essential:

  • Demonstrable experience of working with children who use cochlear implants and hearing aids, including a strong focus on listening and spoken language
  • At least 2 years experience as an SLT with additional training and experience of working with deaf children and their families. Experienced in delivering training to educational professionals
  • Experience of developing language programmes with a focus on speaking and listening.
  • Experience working with children with Sensory Processing Disorders
  • Experience working with children with complex needs including ASD. This may also include children who may use alternative forms of communication (AAC)
  • Training and experience working with children with challenging behaviours
  • Training in mealtime difficulties and dysphagia management


We can offer the right candidate: excellent CPD and professional development opportunities within a vibrant, friendly and dedicated school community. This includes the opportunity to train towards Auditory Verbal Therapist Certification for appropriate candidates.


Closing date for applications:

Friday, 22nd November 2019

Interviews will take place during the week commencing:

w/b 6th January 2020 or sooner


Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. Further information about the disclosure can be found at www.crb.gov.uk  and in the recruitment pack. We are fully committed to safeguarding children.


Selwyn is a medium-sized, inclusive school for children aged 3 to 11.  Our school is the sponsor of the Leading Learning Trust.  There are 500 pupils on roll including part-time nursery pupils.  Selwyn is the Newham resourced school for deaf pupils who are fully integrated into mainstream.


Selwyn has a well-established Inclusion Team. In our SEN review (October 2016) by Diane Rochford, resourced provision was described as ‘a very strong provision’. The report also reported a strength of the provision as ‘A highly structured and specialised team with strong leadership of a range of different and well qualified specialists supporting the deaf provision.’



Visits to our school are encouraged and are most welcome.



Equal Opportunities

The Leading Learning Trust has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

How to apply

Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team 020 7427 8250. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly.

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