Job Description

Salary: £28,407 – £30,639 (AfC Band 5): Developing specialist in Hearing Impairment

Hours:  Full-Time or Part-Time hours and term-time or all-year-round working pattern

Signing on bonus of £500.00*

About Us:

Mary Hare educates 200 profoundly deaf children at its residential school in Berkshire, and we pride ourselves on our pupils’ achievements at GCSE, A Level as well as B Tech and Vocational Courses. We offer the opportunity to teach highly motivated children, in small classes, where you can make a real difference at this national centre of excellence for deaf education. No knowledge of sign language is required, as we follow an auditory/oral philosophy.

The Role:

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic Speech Therapists to join our well-established team. The Speech therapy team holds CEN meetings three times a year, regular journal clubs and ample opportunities for CDP and training. We also offer peer supervision and opportunities for NQTs to complete their competencies, fully supported.

Working within a multidisciplinary team with Teachers of the Deaf, Audiologists, Teaching Assistants, and a team of experienced Speech & Language Therapists, you will experience a varied caseload of pupils across Primary, Secondary and post 16 pupils. With weekly sessions (1:1 and groups) you will take an active role in shaping and changing the lives of the pupils we support. You will also have opportunities to deliver training workshops to Teachers of the Deaf, specialist Teaching Assistants as well as parents.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage and deliver speech and language therapy to individual pupils on your caseload
  • Assess speech, language and communicative skills using both formal and informal assessments.
  • To analyse assessment results and develop therapy programs/plans with SMART targets
  • To create resources and programs which can be used by all colleagues in the department
  • Maintain up to date and accurate case notes in line with the RCSLT professional standards
  • To provide advice to others regarding the management on the pupils speech language and communicative difficulties (including teachers, teaching assistants, SENCO, other therapists, and audiologists)
  • To work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • To organise and run training sessions/workshops for members of staff and other professionals


  • Supportive and friendly team within a nurturing educational setting
  • Feeling part of a wider school community and being involved in school life
  • Weekly supervision with a specialist speech and Language therapist
  • Support in working towards meeting your NQT competencies
  • Weekly department meeting to share ideas and ask questions
  • Caseload across primary, secondary and post 16 to gain experience with a wide client group
  • Assess, plan and deliver therapy to a small caseload of students (individual and small group therapy)
  • Opportunities to attend training to develop your clinical skills and evidence base
  • Your own personal caseload that you will support and see progress first-hand
  • Access to a wide multidisciplinary team including Educational Audiologist, Teacher of the deaf, Specialist teachers, teaching assistants and care professionals
  • Admin and therapy support from experienced SLTAs
  • Dedicated therapy rooms
  • Opportunities to attend a clinical excellence network 3 times a year to meet with other specialists in the field.
  • Access to resources and bespoke programmes written by the speech therapy team

As well as an inclusive and supportive work environment, and a stunning location benefits also include:

  • Permanent Full-Time or Term-Time Band 5 contracts to suit you
  • Generous defined contribution pensions scheme
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free use of school swimming facilities
  • Discounted tickets for shows at the Arlington Arts centre
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for employee’s and household members

How to Apply!

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ box at the bottom of the page

Flexible interview dates/times available.

Please include possible dates on your application to avoid delay and missing out on this fantastic job opportunity!

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* Signing on bonus payable upon completion of a six month probationary period

Please note that Mary Hare adheres to Safer Recruitment Standards and as such all applications must be made via the Mary Hare website and using the Mary Hare Application Form. Applications will only be considered via a completed Application Form; CV’s cannot be accepted.

Mary Hare | Arlington Manor | Snelsmore Common | Newbury | Berkshire | RG14 3BQ

This School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form and successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider. The role you are applying for is ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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