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.

 

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.

 

For our latest career opportunities, including teaching, therapy and administrative posts, visit the I CAN website

Specialist / Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapists

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

Annual Salary: £31,987 - £38,973 dependent on experience

I CAN Centre with Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey

 

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic forward-thinking Specialist / Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapists who want 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 or support with 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.

 

I CAN’s Meath 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 high functioning ASD) with associated learning and/or behavioural difficulties.

 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jennifer Cook, Head of Therapy on 01932 872302 email jcook@meath-ican.org.uk  

 

To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.ican.org.uk

 

To apply, please download an application pack download from www.meathschool.org.uk/vacancies/ and email your completed application to SBM@meath-ican.org.uk

 

Closing date: 9am, 1st November 2021

Interviews: w/c 1st November 2021

 

 

 

School Secretary

Salary: £18,800 - £19,600

Actual Annual Salary: £6,642 - £6,925

Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time, 14 hours per week

(Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30am - 4pm)

 

Meath School & Specialist Centre, Brox Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0LF

 

We have been rated as outstanding for fourteen years and are part of the leading children’s communications charity, I CAN. We are located between Woking and Chertsey in delightful grounds close to Runnymede which is an inspiring setting to work in. We are a multi-discipline team that includes Teachers, Learning Support Assistants, Speech and Language Therapists, and Occupational Therapists who all offer our pupils a fully integrated approach to our children’s education, communication skills and overall health and well-being. The school also has a strong administrative team, Premises team, an Assessment Centre, residential provision and a Family Support Worker.

 

Child contact time is maximised so that our pupils achieve the best possible outcomes at Meath School through an holistic approach.  You would be a key member of the administration team.

 

Please do give this opportunity your very serious consideration and find attached:

 

  • Information about Meath School and I CAN
  • A job description and person specification.
  • A brief summary of our terms & conditions of employment.
  • An application form.

 

If you are interested in the position please do contact Michelle Austin, School Business Manager so you can discuss the role on the telephone. You can contact Michelle through the school office on 01932 872 302 or by email maustin@meath-ican.org.uk

 

To apply please send the completed application form to SBM@meath-ican.org.uk by 11th October 2021.  Interviews will be held at Meath School w/c 11th October 2021.   

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we carry out safer recruitment principles, as well as appropriate vetting and verifications on all school staff.

Teacher

I CAN Centre at Meath School, Ottershaw, Near Woking, Surrey

Fixed Term Contract, Part-Time (3 days per week)

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

Start date: January 2022

 

I CAN’s Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language, and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued, and achievement is celebrated.

 

At Meath school, we a looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher to join our amazing multi-disciplinary team who is passionate about overcoming the barriers to learning and supporting children to reach their true potential.  The candidate should be forward thinking and be interested in developing their 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. 

 

I CAN is the children’s communication charity, and our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills, they need to fulfil their potential. Serving children and families for 130 years, I CAN today consists of two special schools, Meath School (Surrey) and Dawn House School (East Midlands); a social enterprise that develops and distributes a wide range of materials, training packages and interventions across the nation; the I CAN Help portfolio of information and advice for parents, carers, and practitioners; and is the host for The Communication Trust, a consortium of over 50 organisations in the field of communication. I CAN’s mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding.

 

For an informal discussion please contact Majella Delaney, Deputy Headteacher on 01932 872302 or email mdelaney@meath-ican.org.uk  To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.ican.org.uk

 

To apply, please download an application pack from meathschool.org.uk  Candidates are encouraged to apply early as interviews may be arranged whilst the advert remains live.

 

Closing date: Midday on Wed 13th October               Interviews: Fri 15th October

 

I CAN 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.

 

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

 

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. 

Safeguarding and Pastoral Lead

Location: Meath School/ hybrid working

Full-Time, 35 hours per week (Term Time and School Holidays)

Annual Salary:  £30,445 to £31,987 (Full-time equivalent salary, depending on experience)

Permanent contract

25 days annual leave (FTE) per annum plus bank holidays

Applications for part-time working will be considered

 

Meath School are seeking to appoint a motivated and ambitious Safeguarding and Pastoral Lead. The successful candidate must have a good level of literacy and numeracy and excellent communication skills. Have a good understanding of child protection and safeguarding procedures and legislation as well as an understanding of Government and Local Authority guidelines.

The successful candidate will:

 • Be Designated Safeguarding Lead and work directly with families and with young children as a part of the dynamic multi professional teams in the school.

 • Support and work with pupils and families to maximise learning for individual pupils

• Contribute to the development of a whole school approach to overcome obstacles to learning and improve pupil participation in learning and whole school life.

Work with our pupils and with their families to support and enhance their involvement with school and other agencies, and to enhance the development of the child in the family and their local community

I CAN’s Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued, and achievement is celebrated. Please visit  www.meathschool.org.uk to find out more!

 

You will provide a range of engagement activities, information support and advice to parents/carers and families both in school and at the families’ homes alongside developing safeguarding procedures across the school.

You will ideally have experience of:

  • working with young children with special educational needs and their families

  • working in a multi-disciplinary educational setting and with multiple stakeholders (internal and external)

  • supporting or leading on safeguarding in schools and working external professionals

 

For further information on this post or Meath School, please contact Kim Bent, Principal 01932 872 302

 

If this sounds like the role for you, please visit https://www.meathschool.org.uk/vacancies/

to download our application pack. Please send your completed application form to SBM@meath-ican.org.uk by 9am on Monday 8th November 2021.

 

Interviews: w/c 8th November at Meath School

 

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

I CAN 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.

I CAN is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure and barred list check is required for this post and we carry out the appropriate vetting and verification of qualifications, employment history, experience and references.

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947

Lunchtime Supervisor

£9.25 per hour

Part-time (16.25 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 10.30am – 1.45pm)

Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed Term contract, possibility of extension/permanent opportunities

I CAN Centre with Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey

 

For a child with speech, language and communication difficulties, school can be a difficult place. At Meath special school, we work with children aged 4 to 11 to recognise these needs and provide therapy and education to meet them. Our multi-disciplinary teams aim to give them the same opportunities as other children and turn their frustration to confidence.

 

Meath School is seeking a Lunch Supervisors to provide support in feeding, play-work and personal care to pupils during the midday break. You will support school staff during play breaks and midday meals and be responsible for the supervision of pupils during the break periods. You will work alongside supportive, experienced staff in a welcoming environment and help support children with complex needs.

 

This is a role that requires the ability to communicate effectively with children as well as your colleagues. You may already have experience of working with primary pupils in a school setting, with experience of SEN but this is not essential. You will 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.

 

To apply, please download the full candidate pack from meathschool.org.uk and email application form with a covering letter to sbm@meath-ican.org.uk by 11th Ocober 2021. If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be contacted to attend an interview to be held at Meath School W/C 11th October 2021.  

 

 

Closing date:   11th October 2021              Interviews: W/C 11th October 2021 at Meath School

 

Learning Support Assistant working as 1:1

Fixed Term contract to August 31st, 2022

Actual Annual Salary: £15,554.81 per annum (£17,500 FTE)

35 hours per week, 8:30am to 4:30pm

40 weeks per annum (term time plus additional training outside of school hours across the year)

I CAN Centre with Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey

 

I CAN’s Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued and achievement is celebrated.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our outstanding special school! You will work with and support a pupil in the classroom and in their allocated 1:1 time, 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 coordinator, on 01932 872302 or email mdownes@meath-ican.org.uk To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.ican.org.uk

 

To apply, please download an application pack from https://www.meathschool.org.uk/vacancies/.  

 

Closing date: 11th October 2021

Interviews: week commencing 11th October 2021

 

I CAN 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.

 

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. 

 

Kitchen Assistants (2 posts available)

I CAN Centre at Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0LF

 

Post 1 – Full-time, Permanent contract

Working hours: Monday 9am-4.30pm. Tuesday- Friday 7.45am-3.15pm (35 hours per week)

Term Time Only:  Working hours are during the school term time plus one week during the school closure period

Hourly Wage: £9.18 per hour

Starting ASAP

 

Post 2 – Part-time, Permanent contract

Working hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 2pm-6.30pm (13.5 hours per week)

Term Time Only:  Working hours are during the school term time plus one week during the school closure period

Hourly Wage: £9.18 per hour

Starting ASAP

 

I CAN’s Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued, and achievement is celebrated.

 

Meath School is looking for a one full-time and one part-time Kitchen Assistant to help maintain the school kitchen during the school term time.  In this role, you will support the Catering Team Leader to carry out kitchen duties and also keep the kitchen and dining area clean and tidy and to contribute to the business of the school being conducted in an environment that is healthy and safe.

 

For an informal discussion please contact Debbie Hanson, Residential Services Manager on 01932 872302 or email dhanson@meath-ican.org.uk . To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.ican.org.uk

 

To apply, please download an application pack from https://www.meathschool.org.uk/vacancies/ Candidates are encouraged to apply early as interviews may be arranged whilst the advert remains live.

 

I CAN 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.

 

Closing date: 27th September 2021

Interviews: week commencing 27th September

Educational Psychologist

I CAN Centre at Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey

Ad hoc casual work or on a consultancy basis

Rate per assessment to be agreed within the Soulbury scale

 

I CAN’s Bill Harrison Assessment Suite is an independent assessment service based on the site of Meath School. The multi-disciplinary team includes specialist teachers, speech and language therapists, an occupational therapist and an educational psychologist. This is an exciting time for the assessment service which is expanding its’ service offer over the next 2 years.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Educational Psychologist who enjoys working as part of a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team to assess the educational needs of children with SEND.

 

You will have considerable post qualification experience as well as experience working in an educational setting. A good knowledge of the range of specialist educational provisions in Surrey and the surrounding counties would be a distinct advantage. You will be passionate about helping school aged children with special needs reach their potential. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a great professional community and the opportunity to support children and their families in understanding their needs and accessing the relevant educational support.

 

This work would suit a psychologist interested in developing opportunities to work in independent practice or is looking for a flexible role following parental leave. Work is on a flexible basis, and you will be contacted directly by the Assessment Centre Manager as and when work is available.

 

The assessment centre has two well stocked playrooms and dedicated office space. The team benefit from administrative and clerical support as well as time from an intern (usually a psychology or linguistics student).

 

The assessment centre is open term time only.

 

You must hold a Psychology degree (or BPS equivalent); professional qualification in Educational Psychologist (doctorate, masters or equivalent); and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

 

I CAN’s Meath school is a three times outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. It is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued and achievement is celebrated.

 

I CAN is the children’s communication charity and our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential. We design programmes to help children catch up with speaking and understanding language. We train teachers to adapt their practice for children with long-term difficulties. We run two outstanding schools for children with the biggest barriers to communication. We also support families to develop their children’s speaking and understanding, and we push for government policy change.

 

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Billingham, Assessment Centre Manager on 01932 872302 or email sbillingham@meath-ican.org.uk

 

To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.ican.org.uk

 

Closing date: 12pm Tuesday 19th October 2021

 

 

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

 

I CAN 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.

 

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff, volunteers and consultants that work with us to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to references and an enhanced DBS and barred list check.

 

Bank Learning Support Assistant 

 

£9.45 Hourly Rate

I CAN Centre with Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey

 

I CAN’s Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued and achievement is celebrated.

 

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 meath@meath-ican.org.uk   To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.ican.org.uk

 

 

 

 

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