Meath School

Meath School

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Working for Meath School

All employees at Meath School believe in a world where children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential.


Meath, A Speech and Language UK School is an outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. You will work collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of Teachers, Therapists, Learning Support Assistants and Residential Care Officers. Meath School is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, and language disorders (including some presentations of Social Communication Disorders such as ASD) with associated learning and/or behavioural difficulties. We are committed to creating a warm and caring environment for pupils, with communication at the heart of everything we do. We recruit qualified and knowledgeable staff who share our values. Professional development is important to us, therefore we provide both internal and external training opportunities and ensure that staff are both challenged and supported.

Speech and Language UL is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check.

In line with KCSIE 2023, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search covering content that is in the public domain.

You can find out more about our safer recruitment practices here.

Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Full Time (working term time only and up to three weeks during school closure period) Part time/job share applications will be considered.

Annual Salary: £40,705- £44,931 per annum


At Meath School speech and language is at the heart of everything we do. Speech and language expertise is integral to every single minute of every day. Our therapists work as equals with teachers to design and deliver the curriculum.


We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic forward thinking Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist educational setting from Reception to end of Key Stage 2. You will enjoy the chance to work within a well resourced department with a small (10 -12 children) but complex caseload, where intensive therapy with pupils is encouraged.  You will work with class groups, smaller groups and with individual children. You will support SLT colleagues to develop their skills through line management of Speech and Language Therapist/s or Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. You will have responsibility for leading across school projects and areas of developmentYou will be involved in training and outreach. If you believe you can help our learners to fulfil their potential at school, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for. We offer supervision, frequent CPD, strong collaborative practice and peer support.


For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jennifer Cook, Head of Therapy on 01932 872302 email   


To apply please send the completed application form to by 9am on the 8th July 2024.  Interviews will be held at Meath School.   


Closing date:     9 am on the 8th July 2024

Interviews:          TBC

Bank Teacher

Meath, a Speech and Language UK School, Ottershaw, Near Woking, Surrey

Permanent Contract, Full-Time

Salary: Teachers Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale depending on experience, plus SEN allowance


At Meath school, we a looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to join our amazing multi-disciplinary team as a bank teacher to cover on an ad hoc basis.  You will be passionate about overcoming the barriers to learning and supporting children to reach their true potential.  You should be forward thinking and be interested in developing your career in an outstanding well-resourced school catering for children with Speech, language, and communication needs.  There will be lots of opportunity for continued professional development as well as access to an amazing team of therapists who are committed to supporting the children at our school. 


For an informal discussion please contact Majella Delaney, Acting Principal on 01932 872302 or email  To find out more about Meath School and Speech and Language UK visit  and Speech and Language UK: Changing young lives


Bank Learning Support Assistant 

£12.28 Hourly Rate

Meath, a Speech and Language UK school, Ottershaw, Surrey


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our outstanding special school! You will provide much needed classroom and teaching support, assisting in all educational activities involving communication, curriculum, social skills, and behaviour management.  You’ll also make valuable contributions to planning, and to the assessment of pupil progress. This is a role that requires the ability to communicate effectively with children and families as well as your colleagues. You will already have experience of working with primary pupils in a school setting, with experience of SEN.  You’ll also need basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. Above all your flexible, positive attitude will shine through as will your desire to develop our outstanding school.

We will give you lots of training and support – don’t worry!

For an informal discussion please contact Marnie Downes, LSA Co-ordinator, on 01932 872302 or email  To find out more about Meath School and Speech and Language UK visit  and Speech and Language UK: Changing young lives