Assessment Centre Teacher

1 day per week, with a possibility of more days

Teachers Main Pay Scale – Upper Pay Scale, salary depending on experience

Part-time and permanent contract (working term time plus three weeks during school closure period). Flexible working hours will be considered

I CAN’s Meath School, Ottershaw, Surrey

I CAN is the UK’s leading children’s speech and language charity. Our Surrey school is looking for a passionate Teacher to join our School Assessment Service in what is an exciting stage in its development. You will have significant specialist experience in supporting children with a range of SEND, particularly those with speech or language disorders.

I CAN’s assessment service (at the Bill Harrison suite) offers multi-disciplinary assessments for children and young people aged 4 – 19 with a range of speech, language and communication needs. The service is offered by a multi-disciplinary team including specialist teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and educational psychologists contributing to assessments and determining the best options for the child, including a potential place in our school.

Watch our video to know more about what we do.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Specialist Teacher who will work as part of the well established, multi-disciplinary team to assess the educational needs of children with SEND.

You will have significant post qualification experience in supporting children with SEND. You will be passionate about helping school aged children with special needs to reach their potential. The role would be ideal for a speech and language or specific learning difficulties specialist or experienced SENCo.

A wonderful opportunity to be part of a great professional community and to support children and their families in understanding their needs and accessing the relevant educational support. Working collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines in this way, provides exciting professional development opportunities.

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.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tom Pegler, Director of Education at or Kim Bent, School Principal at 

To find out more about Meath School and I CAN visit  and

For full details on the role and to apply, please download the application pack provided below and email your completed application form to

Closing date: 9am, 7 December 2021

Interviews: 10 December 2021


We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are male or from ethnic minority backgrounds or those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

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. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check and requires positive references. 

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947



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