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Lead Speech and Language Therapist

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Term Time of 39 weeks - £46,422.50 to £58,550.62
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
31st May 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1419838


Required as soon as possible

Salary: NJC spine points used: 41 (£53,109.00) to 54 (£66,984.00).

Actual gross salary based on term time only appointment ranges from £46,422.50 to £58,550.62 depending on length of practice (NJC).

Terms: Full time and term time only appointment, or term time plus 3 weeks

Thank you for your enquiry about the post of Lead Speech and Language Therapist in the Dunraven Educational Trust (DET). This is a permanent and full time vacancy during term time only or term time only plus 3 weeks. Based at Dunraven, the school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the Trustees wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic co-educational school and keen to share in the leadership of our All Through Provision and across the Trust.

Responsible for: 

Delivering a specialist integrated speech and language therapy service to mainstream students with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) across R-KS5 in consultation with the Speech and Language Team, Lead Teacher, SENDCo and Senior Team. This is a diverse mainstream caseload working across universal, targeted and specialist service levels. The caseload includes opportunities to provide interventions to students accessing the enhanced resource provision for Developmental Language Disorders.


Dunraven Educational Trust was established in 2016. It now incorporates Dunraven’s All-Through School, Van Gogh Primary, Goldfinch Primary, The Elmgreen School and Rosendale Primary School. DET is a trust committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in a school community. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

We want an educational experience which provides excellence for - and expects it from - everyone. We know that this is best achieved in a school where:

  • the offer is broad, balanced, inclusive, enriching and effective in meeting the needs of young people;
  • staff and students are supported and challenged to be the best versions of themselves;
  • relationships are positive, well established and healthy;
  • practice is based on evidence and underpinned by the notion that ‘we can always do better’.

We are clear that this supports the development of children and young people (and adults) who are: resilient, courteous, optimistic, hardworking, self-disciplined, enthusiastic and creative.

Dunraven Educational Trust is committed to the safety and protection of its students. A satisfactory enhanced DBS check and a barred list check are conditions of employment for all employees.


The Dunraven Educational Trust is made up of mainstream schools with a comprehensive student profile. The Speech, Language & Communication Resource (SLCR) offers 21 places for those with ‘low incidence, high needs’ and a profile of’ Developmental Language Disorder. The model of integrated inclusion provides the opportunity for dynamic collaborative working across the whole school. The SLCR informs best practice for communication across Universal, Targeted and Specialist levels of SEND.

The Lead SLT will work collaboratively to deliver assessment, direct and indirect speech and language therapy and meaningful outcomes to a managed caseload of Reception to KS5 students. S/he will be supported through collaborative working, regular clinical supervision, funding of all mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) and contributory funding towards agreed wider professional development relevant to this post. Work will be based at Dunraven Educational Trust but may include support for other schools in the Trust.

The post demands skills of proven positive multidisciplinary working with teachers, families/carers and external professionals. The expected standards of therapy and collaboration demand very effective organisational and planning and timetabling skills, robust clinical administration ability and exceptional rapport, flair and creativity as an SLT.

We reserve the right to conduct interviews on a rolling basis.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven School 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.
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