Vacancy: Speech & Language Assistant

Speech & Language Assistant

Required for September 2022
5 days a week (30 hours per week / 39 weeks per year)
FTC for one year

Surrey Pay grade PS7: £27,991-£29,108
Pro-rata = £20,067-20,867
Dependent upon experience

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Speech & Language Assistant to work alongside the school’s Head of Learning Support and SALT. As part of the team, you will promote, develop and secure the highest standard of provision for children, families and the school. This post will provide you with an opportunity to gain high quality experience prior to applying for a place on a recognised doctoral training course.

Would you like to:

  • Plan and lead communication groups working closely with Surrey SALT services so that needs are identified and the correct support given
  • Support Teaching Assistants in their role of leading groups
  • Carry out SEND assessments to spot potential issues – NEW Guidance
  • Have a good understanding and being able, in consultation with the SENCO, to lead on the SEND code of practice
  • Lead social and communication groups alongside the SENCO
  • Deliver high quality Literacy intervention developing language skills to small groups
  • Observe key pupils in class and offer advice/guidance to teachers around Communication and Interaction
  • Be responsible for outreach referrals alongside the SENCO
  • Support key pupils when heightened using emotion coaching/RJ/ASD strategies
  • Be an emotion coach for high need ASD cases and closely work with families
  • Be actively involved with ‘Communication is Key’ cases and offer support and advice where needed
  • Support & liaise with home school link workers/attendance officer in reintegration of ASD school refusers

In return you will have:

  • A good (single or joint) honours approved degree, including psychology
  • Relevant experience working with children and young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to apply the role in an educational and community setting
  • Knowledge of methods of collecting and analysing data
  • The ability to work to deadlines, with a high standard of report writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively and be competent with IT
  • Knowledge of and experience in working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) will be an advantage

You will receive regular supervision from an experienced member of the team and have opportunities for team work and support from a range of professionals.

Further information and an application form

Applications must be posted or emailed to Mrs R. Zimmerman, Headteacher’s PA (

Closing date:       noon, 27th May 2022

Interview date:    to be confirmed
(this school reserves the right to interview promptly should a suitable candidate apply)

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. Shortlisted applicants will be required to supply details of any unspent convictions and conditional cautions and any spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended).

If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

The Winston Churchill School Child Protection Policy can be found here